Story by Peter Ruicci (Sault Star) | Photo by soogreyhounds.com
On a day when miscues were again a problem, the head coach of the Soo Greyhounds used one word in particular to describe his club’s performance.
“We looked flat,” said John Dean, shortly after a disappointing 5-2 loss to the Hamilton Steelheads before 3,846 at FirstOntario Centre. “It was a difficult one for sure.”
“We were too passive, the whole team,” added defenceman Jacob LeGuerrier, whose club fell to 25-28-2-0 heading into a Monday game in Guelph (2 p.m.) “We gave up too many odd-man rushes and that resulted in goals for them.”
The loss cut especially deep with Erie coming from behind to beat Oshawa 6-5 in a shootout. The Otters (22-20-4-7) lead the Hounds by five points in the race for the eighth-and-final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Erie also has two games in hand.
Jan Mysak scored three times and set up another for the Steelheads, who connected three times in a span of 5:30 in the first period to erase a 1-0 Soo lead.
Cullen McLean had given the visitors a 1-0 advantage when he beat Hamilton goalie Zachary Roy with a backhander high to the glove-hand side just 2:46 in.
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PERMANENT ELECTRIC THREE STARS OF THE GAME
1- Jan Mysak, HAM
2- Arthur Kaliyev, HAM
3- Zachary Roy, HAM
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After an off day on Sunday, the Greyhounds wrap up their road trip on ‘Family Day’ Monday (Feb. 17) in Guelph.
Game time against the Storm is set for 2 PM
Fans can catch all the action by tuning into the Soo Video TV Pre-Game Show on Rock 101 (101.3 FM, online here) starting at 1:30 PM or by watching on Shaw Spotlight at 2 PM.