RECAP; Spirit score late, beat Greyhounds in shootout

Story by Brad Coccimiglio (  |  Photo by Natalie Shaver (OHL Pucks)

A three-goal third period wasn’t enough for the Soo Greyhounds on Wednesday night.

The Greyhounds dropped a 6-5 shootout decision to the Saginaw Spirit in Ontario Hockey League action at the Dow Event Center in Saginaw in a game that saw the team surrender a goal late to force overtime after battling back.

Trailing 4-2, the Greyhounds scored three times in just over four minutes to take a 5-4 lead before D.J. Busdeker scored with 3:48 to go in regulation time to tie the game. Cole Coskey and Blade Jenkins proceeded to score in the shootout to give the Spirit the win.

“We controlled the game, minus the eight minutes we spent in the penalty box in the second period,” said Greyhounds Coach Drew Bannister.

Boris Katchouk, Taylor Raddysh, amd Morgan Frost had a goal and an assist each for the Greyhounds. Rasmus Sandin and Hayden Verbeek also scored.

“The first two periods weren’t the greatest for us,” Katchouk said.

“I don’t think we got the bounces going our way (in the first two periods),” Katchouk also said. “In the third period, we responded well to it.”

Goaltender Tyler Johnson stopped 20 shots for the Greyhounds.

“He didn’t have a lot of work tonight,” Bannister said.

“(The goaltending) definitely cost us a chance to win the game tonight,” Bannister also said. “If you go on the road and score five goals and give up 25 shots, you should win.

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