Hounds Win Second In a Row 7-3
The Soo Greyhounds have notched their 2nd straight win and it couldn’t have happened at a better time. After being humiliated last week losing 12-1 to Sarnia, the Hounds played their best game of the season and returned the favor with a lopsided 7-3 win.
All players were involved with a persistent forecheck, backcheck, and their skates never stopped moving. Once again Charlie Schenkel shone, as did Connor Clattenburg, Sirizzotti, Cloutier (+3), Carlisle (+3), and every other kid on the bench.
Earlier in the season, and most recently I have written about Connor and yesterday with his ability to get under opposing players skin and keep his discipline is why they beat the highly ranked and stacked Sarnia Sting. I do believe this was a MAJOR reason.
From about the midway point of the second period you could see Sting players getting away from their game and during the last 15 minutes of the 3rd where a Sting team could easily score 4 goals or so; they abandoned that part of their game and the only thing on their mind was how to get to Clattenburg.
I know that picking the stars isn’t that easy as they have to recognize the goal scorers or the goaltending, but if I was picking; Clattenburg would have been picked the first star.
Anyway, the Hounds are now 3 points back of Kitchener and if the Hounds play like they did this weekend; it’s gonna be close. The Rangers under new coach Mike McKenzie have won two straight but face Dale Hunters London Knights tomorrow night (Tues Feb 14 ) and I will be watching that one closely on CHLtv.ca.
Scoring for the Dogs were Brenden Sirizzotti (2), Justin Cloutier (1), Marco Mignosa (1), Julian Fantino (1), Kalvyn Watson (1), and rookie Caleb Van De Ven who scored his first OHL goal.
Hounds are up next this Wednesday where they host the Saginaw Spirit.