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Late surge lifts Greyhounds

Story by Brad Coccimiglio (Sootoday.com) | Photo by James Egan’s Sports Photography

They didn’t make life easy on the Soo Greyhounds and the Soo Greyhounds took advantage of a tired team late on Saturday night.

Leading 4-2 late, the Greyhounds scored four times in the final 2:09 of regulation time to beat the Peterborough Petes 8-2 in Ontario Hockey League action at the GFL Memorial Gardens on Saturday.

The Petes kept things close throughout much of the contest, playing a style the Greyhounds haven’t seen often this season.

“They’re an interesting team to play against,” said Greyhounds Coach John Dean. “They do a couple of different things that you don’t see too often in the way they blow the zone to the far blue and they stretch us out. They play a pretty tight trap through the neutral zone.

“I really liked our puck possession for most of the game,” Dean added. “Sometimes a team can frustrate you and we gave them a couple of free pucks, in the second period especially, when we tried to do too much. That’s the nature of the beast when you play a team like that that’s really trying to slow you down through the neutral zone.”

Playing their third game in as many nights, Saturday’s loss ended a tough weekend for the Petes that saw the team drop all three games.

“The guys have battled hard all weekend,” said Peterborough Coach Rob Wilson. “Mentally it was tough. We brought it back to 4-2 and made a couple of mistakes that hurt us.

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ATTENDANCE – 4,326

RED STAR THREE STARS OF THE GAME
1- Morgan Frost, SSM
2- Mac Hollowell, SSM
3- Jaden Peca, SSM

To view the OHL Box Score CLICK HERE.

UP NEXT:
The Greyhounds conclude their brief two-game home stand Sunday afternoon (Jan. 27), 2:07 PM when they host the Kitchener Rangers and their Bell Let’s Talk Game Night.

For full details on the events surrounding this game please read the previous story HERE.

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