Story by Peter Ruicci (Sault Star) | Photo by James Egan’s Sports Photography
SAULT STE. MARIE-
Skating in a tie game on Saturday, Rory Kerins knew exactly what he was going to do.
“I had a bit more space. I had a good angle and decided to open him up,” said the Soo Greyhounds centre, who beat Sarnia goalie Ethan Langevin through the five-hole on a third period breakaway, providing the winning margin in a 4-2 Hounds victory before 3,969 at GFL Memorial Gardens.
In search of his 19th goal, Kerins also had a breakaway in Friday night’s 10-4 loss to Windsor here.
In that instance, he chose to shoot, but came up short against Windsor netminder
“It’s a basic move and it felt good to get on the score sheet,” Kerins said of his backhand goal, which put the home team up 3-2 at 5:38 of the final period.
It also put a punctuation mark on an outstanding performance, one which snapped a two-game losing skid and came against one of the clubs the Hounds are battling for a Western Conference playoff spot.
“That’s our most complete game of the year,” said Hounds head coach John Dean, whose club rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to improve to 19-18-2-0 heading into a Friday home game against Mississauga. “And the second period was probably our best period of the year.”
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ATTENDANCE – 3,969
PERMANENT ELECTRIC THREE STARS OF THE GAME
1- Joe Carroll, SOO
2- Ethan Langevin, SAR
3- Billy Constantinou, SOO
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The home stand continues for the Greyhounds with two games this coming weekend in Sault Ste. Marie.
Friday Night, January 10th the Mississauga Steelheads make their only regular season trip to the Lock City. Game time is 7:07 PM.
Then on Sunday, January 12th, the London Knights make their last regular season visit to town at 2:07 PM.
You can be a part of the action by getting your tickets at the GFL Memorial Gardens Box Office, presented by SK Group, online at www.gflgardens.ca or by phone at 1.866.775.9422.