Story by Brad Coccimiglio (Sootoday.com) | Photo by James Egan Photography
A six-goal outburst in the second period turned what was a close game into a route and the ideal way to head into the Christmas break for the Soo Greyhounds.
Leading 1-0, the Greyhounds scored three times in the opening five minutes of the second period and cruised to an 8-1 win over the Sarnia Sting on Sunday afternoon at the Essar Centre.
Pleased with the start to the game, Greyhounds Coach Drew Bannister credited the second period as a difference in the game.
“In the second period we took over the game,” Bannister said. “We created a lot of chances and were able to capitalize.”
In addition to a strong second, the Greyhounds got off to a good start in the contest and finished strong despite the big lead heading into the final period.
“We were good throughout the game, even when the game was getting out of hand we did a lot of good things,” Bannister said. “The guys stuck to the process.”
“That’s what we needed,” Greyhounds forward Boris Katchouk said of the win. “We finally stayed consistent through all three periods and it showed in the results,”
Katchouk finished the day with two goals and two assists to pace the Greyhounds offensively. The line of Katchouk, Tim Gettinger and Hayden Verbeek combined for seven points in the win. Gettinger picked up a goal and an assist while Verbeek chipped in with an assist.
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