Story by Peter Ruicci (Sault Star) | Photos by Bob Davies (Saultsports.com)
When it comes to payback, the Soo Greyhounds made sure they got their money’s worth on Sunday.
The Hounds scored six power-play goals – including four on a seven-minute power play in the third period – en route to an 11-2 drubbing of the North Bay Battalion before 3,558 at GFL Memorial Gardens.
The victory avenged a 7-5 loss to the Battalion, a game which featured five power-play markers by the home team, on Oct. 14 in North Bay.
“After that game last Monday, everyone was pretty pissed off,” said defenceman Ryan O’Rourke, a standout with a pair of power-play markers and an assist. “We kind of knew the next time we played them they were going to get everything we had. And they did.”
“They embarrassed us a bit and we were hungry to play them again,” added centre Rory Kerins, who scored a power-play goal while also contributing three assists.
The 11-goal outburst, a season high for the Soo, snapped a four-game losing streak and took some pressure off of a club which had lost six of its previous seven.
“I’m really happy for the guys,” said head coach John Dean, whose club takes a 6-5-1-0 mark into an upcoming road trip against three division rivals. “Our guys put in a good, solid effort.”
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ATTENDANCE – 3,558
PERMANENT ELECTRIC THREE STARS OF THE GAME
1- Ryan O’Rourke, SOO
2- Rory Kerins, SOO
3- Robert Calisti, SOO
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The Greyhounds embark on a three-game West Division road trip that begins this coming Thursday, October 24th with the first meeting of the season between the Hounds and Spitfires.
Game time is 7:05 PM at the WFCU Centre in Windsor.
Fans can catch all the action starting with the Soo Video TV Pre-Game Show on Rock 101 (101.3 FM) starting at 6:35 PM or watch on Shaw Spotlight at 7 PM.