Story by Peter Ruicci (Sault Star) | Photo by James Egans Sports Photography
Talk about flipping the script.
For the second straight game against the Guelph Storm, the Soo Greyhounds rallied from a 3-0 deficit to force overtime.
But on Friday, Keeghan Howdeshell’s second goal of the game at :48 of OT – he had scored to tie it late in regulation — gave the Hounds a stunning 4-3 victory before 4,121 at GFL Memorial Gardens.
“This is a very special group of guys,” gushed Hounds head coach John Dean.
In a similar situation last Sunday in Guelph, Storm defenceman Ryan Merkley scored at 2:09 of the extra period to give the Storm a 4-3 decision.
But certainly welcomed by a Greyhounds team which was anything but sharp over the first two periods.
“That felt great,” Howdeshell said of his late-game heroics. “We’re determined to win no matter what.”
Skating 3-on-3, Howdeshell said he saw defenceman Jordan Sambrook with the puck and noticed a Storm defenceman step up on the Hounds rearguard.
“He just made a great pass,” said Howdeshell, who now has 12 goals on the season including a team-high, four game-winners.
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ATTENDANCE – 4,121
RED STAR THREE STARS OF THE GAME
1- Keeghan Howdeshell, SSM
2 – Ryan Merkley, GUE
3 – Isaac Ratcliffe, GUE
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The Greyhounds conclude their home stand this coming Sunday, November 4th with the one-and-only regular season visit to town by the Erie Otters.
Game time is 7:07 PM.
Great seats are available by visiting the GFL Memorial Gardens Box Office (Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM, Sunday 10 AM through game time), online at www.gflgardens.ca or by phone at 1.866.775.9422.
Fans are reminded during this game the Greyhounds will wear commemorative Remembrance Day jersey’s.
An online blind auction is taking place now through 5 PM on Saturday, November 3rd.
To view complete details on the jersey’s and the online blind auction CLICK HERE.
Fans can also bid in-person by visiting the table on the concourse at section 117.
Proceeds will support the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 Poppy Fund