Greyhounds start strong, struggle to finish against Wolves

Story by Brad Coccimiglio ( | Photo by Bob Davies

If Saturday’s Ontario Hockey League exhibition contest between the Soo Greyhounds and Sudbury Wolves is any indication, the rivalry between the two clubs could be seeing an increase this season.

Marking the second of three pre-season meetings between the Northern Ontario rivals, the Wolves scored five unanswered goals en route to a 5-1 win over the Greyhounds at the GFL Memorial Gardens.

In a game that brought with it some physicality and brewing bad blood between the teams, it was a game that was far from perfect at times for the Greyhounds.

“I expected to see some good and some bad,” Soo Greyhounds coach John Dean said. “We went through a lot of systems without many games over the last three weeks so you expect to see a lot of thinking by your group. Sometimes making the right decision means a slow decision because they’re trying to do what coach thinks is right.”

Dean added that he was pleased with the first half of the contest but felt the team “struggled in the second half.”

“I didn’t love the way we faced adversity,” Dean added.

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