Story by Peter Ruicci (Sault Star) | Photo by soogreyhounds.com
After losing 4-2 in Sarnia last Sunday, the playoff door appeared to be closing.
But could opportunity now be knocking for the Soo Greyhounds?
Goaltender Nick Malik was brilliant, and the Hounds got goals from seven different players on Friday, en route to a clutch 7-3 victory over the Sudbury Wolves before 3,926 at Sudbury Community Arena.
The win moved the Greyhounds (27-31-3-1) back to within three points of the idle Erie Otters (25-25-4-7) in the race for the eighth-and-final Western Conference playoff spot.
Erie has seven regular season games remaining to the Greyhounds six.
“Every win is big. They’re all significant at this point,” said Hounds head coach John Dean, whose team snapped a two-game losing skid going into Saturday’s clash with the Kingston Frontenacs (7:07 p.m.) at GFL Memorial Gardens. “We haven’t been scoring many goals lately. I’m happy to see the guys put in that effort.”
“We were relentless,” added defenceman Rob Calisti, who finished with three assists. “Our game plan was to transition the puck quickly. We banged in some goals and that was good to see.”
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ATTENDANCE – 3,926
PERMANENT ELECTRIC THREE STARS OF THE GAME
1- Robert Calisti, SOO
2- Tanner Dickinson, SOO
3- Brad Chenier, SBY
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The Greyhounds return directly back to Sault Ste. Marie and are on home ice TOMORROW – Saturday, March 7th – when they host the Kingston Frontenacs for their one-and-only regular season visit to the Soo.
Game time at the GFL Memorial Gardens is set for 7:07 PM.
Don’t miss your chance to see 2019 1st overall selection, and current rookie scoring leader Shane Wright.
Great tickets are still available at the GFL Memorial Gardens Box Office, presented by SK Group, online at www.gflgardens.ca or by phone at 1.866.775.9422.