Story by soogreyhounds.com | Photo courtesy of Tim Cornett
Meeting for the third time this season, the Greyhounds were looking to erase the memories of the last match-up with Windsor, where they were cuffed by double digit Spitfire offense (L 2-10, Nov. 2 @SOO).
Unfortunately the first period did little to help towards that as the Hounds dug themselves into a 4-0 deficit and would never be able to fully recover.
Windsor would score first at 5:27 when Connor Corcoran’s left point wrister was knocked down, and Cole Purboo would ensure it was going to cross the line for a 1-0 Spitfire lead.
Seventy-three seconds later Curtis Douglas was alone in front of BAILEY BRKIN and would redirect a right point shot, to increase the Hounds deficit to 2-0.
While they were unable to generate many shots on Kari Piiroinen in the Windsor goal through the first half of the period (3SF), a powerplay just past midway helped that but couldn’t put the Hounds on the board.
The deficit grew to three when a Greyhounds’ defenceman hesitated before jumping in the offensive zone, leading to an odd-man rush the other way where Spitfires leading-scorer Tyler Angle connected.
Windsor would cap off the first period with a final minute goal after a Hounds rearguard turned it over out of the corner and Purboo notched his 2nd of the night, for a 4-0 Windsor lead through the first period.
ETHAN TAYLOR would start the 2nd period between the pipes for the Greyhounds.
That and whatever was discussed in-between periods worked, as the game saw a complete reversal of the first.
The Greyhounds forced Windsor into turnovers. The Hounds owned the offensive zone. And on the scoreclock, it was the Soo outshooting and outscoring Windsor.
TYE KARTYE got the Greyhounds on the board by scoring his 9th goal of the year, and in his 4th consecutive game, at 3:30 of the second period.
Moving up the left wing, KARTYE cut to the goal before sliding the puck under Piiroinen.
The first shot TAYLOR would face would beat the Hounds netminder when Dylan Robinson spun and fired in the right circle, putting the shot five hole to regain the four goal cushion.
Shaking that off the Greyhounds continued to tilt the action in their favour while trying to get closer. Along with outshooting Windsor 15-4 in the period, they would score twice more.
JADEN PECA completed a give-and-go with ROBERT CALISTI at 6:14 from the side of the goal for the Hounds second goal of the game.
Then at 11:10 it became a two-goal affair when the Hounds transitioned quickly and CALISTI’s quick snap gave the Hounds their third goal of the game cueing up the third period.
But the game would return to the mold it had in the first period as Windsor would control things over the Greyhounds.
Unable to capitalize on a pair of powerplays to start the period, Windsor increased their lead to 6-3 when Will Cuylle scored off the wall at 12:46.
The Greyhounds had a late powerplay, and subsequently pulled TAYLOR to the bench for an extra attacker, but the damage was already done and they couldn’t inch any closer.
They dropped their third straight decision to Windsor this year.
With the loss, the Hounds three-game winning streak was snapped and their record dropped to 9-13-1-0 on the season
PERMANENT ELECTRIC THREE STARS OF THE GAME
1- Cole Purboo, WSR
2- Connor Corcoran, WSR
3- Will Cuylle, WSR
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• F Tye Kartye extended his goal-scoring streak to four games; The Kingston, ON product now has 4G andf 5A during that time.
• Scratches for the Greyhounds were 17 Halushak (healthy), 21 O’Rourke (injured), 25 Mufarreh (healthy), 27 Hayton (NHL); Windsor deletions were 22 Stevenson (injured) and 77 Jodoin (AP)
The road trip continues for the Greyhounds TOMORROW NIGHT (Fri. Nov 22) when they cross the border into Michigan to face-off against the Flint Firebirds.
Game time from the Dort Federal Event Center is 7 PM.
Fans can catch all the action by tuning into the Soo Video TV Pre-Game Show on Rock 101 (101.3 FM, online) starting at 6:30 PM.
** This game IS NOT televised **
HOUND POUND STATION MALL
The Hound Pound is NOW OPEN in the Station Mall!
There you can find everything from t-shirts, jerseys, sweaters, ball caps, winter gear, novelty times and all the swag you can shake your hockey stick at.
Also available are holiday ticket voucher packs!
The Hound Pound Station Mall is located across from the Bell Store (Sportchek corridor) and open mall hours.