Story by Brad Coccimiglio (Sootoday.com) | Photo by James Egan’s Sports Photography
It was a physical finish to the Ontario Hockey League exhibition schedule for the Soo Greyhounds on Sunday afternoon.
It was also an opportunity to see what it takes to play on a nightly basis in the OHL as the Greyhounds dropped a 6-1 decision to the Sudbury Wolves at the GFL Memorial Gardens.
The second of two meetings between the clubs in exhibition action, a game the Greyhounds won 7-3 in Sudbury, it wasn’t a shock for the Greyhounds that the Wolves played a hard, physical game.
“We scored seven goals in Sudbury and we knew that they were going to be extremely well-prepared to play us extremely hard,” said Greyhounds coach John Dean. “They came in and played very physical and very hard and pucks were dumped into our zone on a consistent basis. For a lot of guys, it was a little bit of an awakening on what it takes and how hard you have to compete to make sure that we maintain possession of the puck.”
Dean also said he felt the team “looked a little nervous” playing at home for the first time.
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