With some poor play and inconsistency that goes back just before Christmas to be quite honest; the Hounds are going to need to start playing playoff hockey for reasons of getting a favorable playoff spot and for team confidence.
Someone in the room needs to stand up and address this. Coaching has been doing their best but it isn’t getting through. Way too many games are being lost when the Hounds are in the lead and control the play for 2 out of 3 periods on many occasions. How do you lose those games? Ask the Hounds; they seem to have the answer.
Not only do the Hounds need to solve the puzzle regarding the Windsor Spitfires in case they see them in the playoffs, but they need to 100% bury teams that are low in the standings and struggle to win themselves.
Yes the cliché is that every team is good when coaches give the pre game assessment but with the talent on this team there shouldn’t be any doubt that the Hounds if play disciplined and according to plan should come out of tonights game with 2pts and the same goes for the two games this weekend against Kitchener.
Having said that we’ll see who shows up tonight; the Dogs or the Pups.
tale of the tape
Coach Craig Duncanson
GM Rob Papineau
Players to watch are David Goyette (54pts) Evan Konyen (43) and former Hound Jacob Holmes (38). Another former Greyhound Marc Boudreau is playing well since joining the Wolves and has 12 points in 24 games going into tonights action. Rookie forward Quentin Musty is making a name for himself with 31 points.
Coach John Dean
GM Kyle Raftis
The Hounds will need a disciplined game from Ryan O’Rourke and Robert Calisti tonight as it may be a chippy affair since the Wolves will be scrapping for that last playoff spot to which they are only two points shy of capturing. Tye Kartye and Rory Kerins will need to get their big guns out and Tucker Tynan can’t afford to give up any soft goals. If all goes well over the next 4 days, this could be a momentum builder but they have to get out of Sudbury unscathed with the W-ll-U first.
**Sammy Ivanov has been cleared to play and will dress tonight in a backup role.**
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Go Hounds Go