The facts speak for themselves and the fact is that out of the 6 wins the Greyhounds have this year, goalie Charlie Schenkel single handedly won 2 of them which is 33%. Great fact and great stat. Another great stat is that Charlie is second in the OHL in save percentage with .912%. We all know that teams are built from the goalie out and if this team starts scoring they can turn this season around pretty quick.
Anyway, last night the Hounds played a great road game and once again showed why they are in more games than not. Even with all of the losses this year, the fact is that the Hounds are not easy to play against and are generally always in the game.
There is a good chance that the kids can come home on Sunday with 4 out of a possible 6 points and if so it may start a new beginning for the boys in red and white.
All year the issue has been scoring and even though the Hounds did just that last night, let’s not get carried away as one game does not mean the team is out of the woods. I still feel that a scoring forward is needed but Kyle Raftis is the one who pulls the trigger not me.
Last night the kids skated, battled, and limited the Mississauga team to peripheral shots for the most part. When Charlie did face some grade A scoring chances he was there.
I really liked the way that rookie Alex Kostov played and is playing; he has been coming into his own in my opinion. Although he may not be getting on the scoresheet as much as he would like, he is on his way. With his speed and the ability to find open ice the points will come.
As usual Bryce McConnell-Barker played a solid game with 2 goals, and other notables having strong games include Tyler Savard (2pts), Caeden Carlisle (3pts), and Mark Duarte (+2).
The Hounds will be in Hamilton tomorrow to wrap up the roadtrip and like I mentioned above; if they can fight for this win, the remaining games before the Christmas break can turn into an uptick in regards to wins and losses.
Although generally speaking the goalie who starts a three game roadtrip usually plays the last game; I am hoping that Schenkel gets rewarded with the start tomorrow as A he deserves it, and B…..why tinker with something that just worked.
It was nice to finally see Landen Hookey score his second of the season as this may be the monkey off his back. As a big strong forward, he is a player that the Hounds need to rely on this year and so far he has not made much noise; and for this team to compete they need Landen to keep asserting himself like he did last night.
Go Hounds Go