Greyhounds drop tight decision despite better effort

Story by Brad Coccimiglio (  |  Photo courtesy of James Egan’s Sports Photography

Result aside, the effort was much better than what they saw on Wednesday night.

After dropping a 5-3 decision to the Saginaw Spirit on Wednesday night in a game that the team was not pleased with, the Soo Greyhounds dropped a 3-2 decision to the Oshawa Generals on Friday night in a game that the team felt they deserved a better fate.

“I’m disappointed for the kids,” said Greyhounds Coach John Dean. “We played a really strong game against a strong team.”

The result came down to what Dean said were three mistakes.

“We made three mistakes all night and all three end up in the back of our net,” Dean said. “I hope they know how hard they worked and I’m proud of the way they played. If we keep those efforts up for the rest of the year, I like the way we’re trending.”

Oshawa’s Nicolas Mattinen scored the game-winner with 5:38 to go in regulation time as he was stopped initially on a redirection while driving the net before scoring on the rebound.

“They scored two goals where they drove through us on the rush,” Dean said. “Our rush coverage was poor on both. Those are two of the mistakes we made all night. Unfortunately, those are lessons learned for us.”

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1- Nicolas Mattinen, OSH
2 – Keeghan Howdeshell, SSM
3- Jaromir Pytlik, SSM

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The Greyhounds cap off their weekend on Sunday afternoon (March 3) when the Owen Sound Attack make their one-and-only regular season visit to Sault Ste. Marie.
Game time at GFL Memorial Gardens is set for 2:07 PM.

Great seats are available by stopping by the GFL Memorial Gardens Box Office, presented by SK Group, Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM or Sunday starting at 10 AM, online at or by phone at 1.866.775.9422.

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