a step in the right direction, the Hounds captain said. was a good sign. But there a lot of work still to be done. Saturday victory, a clutch penalty killing effort, and a goal moments later, put the Hounds ahead to stay.
a huge win and a confidence builder for us, said centre Nick Cousins, who contributed three assists for the second consecutive game. in the dressing room played well. Top to bottom, first line to fourth line, everyone contributed and Matt Murray was incredible. the Hounds third year netminder shone.
should be the perfect example of what we capable of, he said. message to our players was to remember the commitment it took to play a game like this and remember how good it felt. as a reward to his players, Keefe gave them today off.
The Hounds, who also defeated Mississauga 3 1 Saturday night, improved to 23 18 2 1, seventh in the Ontario Hockey League Western Conference, but oh so close to two teams directly in front of them.
Michael Schumacher contributed two assists.
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was the biggest challenge we faced since I got here, said head coach Sheldon Keefe, who now sports a 10 4 0 1 record since replacing Mike Stapleton behind the bench on Dec. 3. required our best effort and our guys delivered from start to finish. both teams produced 28 shots, the Hounds managed to outplay the powerful Knights (35 7 1 2), exhibiting a tireless work ethic and strong sense of urgency at both ends of the ice.
didn play well enough to win, the Knights assistant coach said. executed well and we didn The better team won tonight (Sunday). Our hats are off to them. the bad blood between the Hounds and Knights the past couple of seasons, Cousins, who often been at the centre of disputes with London players, said beating this team is special.
With Paterson on the bench in favour of a sixth attacker, Ryan Rupert banged one in off a scramble in front, drawing the Knights to within 3 2 with 1:41 left in regulation.
Informed by Knights personnel head coach Dale Hunter wouldn be available for a post game interview, assessing London performance was left to Jeff Paul.
fifth place Guelph by two.
through the opening period.
Considering the opponent, there was little doubt about where the Soo Greyhounds would rate their performance Sunday.
His answer was swift.
David Broll added an empty net goal with 16 seconds to play to seal it.
can give enough credit to our defencemen and forwards, said Murray, who robbed London Chris Tierney in tight with nine minutes remaining and the Soo protecting a 3 1 lead. were blocking shots and clearing rebounds. They made my job easier. 2 0, London Alex Broadhurst converted a 3 on 1 break, beating Murray at the 5:07 mark of the second period to cut the visitors deficit in half.
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the best game we played this year, said a smiling Ryan Sproul, whose team defeated the London Knights 4 2, before 4,533 at Essar Centre.
Despite a 5 on 3 power play for 1:30 early in the third period, the Steelheads failed to convert.
it was the best game we played this year, added captain Colin Miller, who fired home a power play goal to give the Soo a 2 0 lead in the opening period. played a full 60 minutes. three year veteran, Miller was asked if he ever left the Essar Centre feeling better.
He made a number of big saves against against the league most prolific offensive team.
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But Cousins made a nifty feed to Brandon Alderson, who put the game away with an empty net goal in the final minute.
It was left to Miller to offer a few cautionary words.
I never have, he said.
In fact, it was smiles all around for members of a Greyhounds team that stretched its home ice winning streak to eight straight.
definitely feels sweeter, he said. teams don like each other very much. spoke of how Sunday victory is something his players can build on.
In fact, the Greyhounds are just four points back of the Sarnia Sting, who hold down first place in the West Division.
Ranked No. 2 in the Canadian Hockey League, the loss was the second straight for the Knights, who had a streak of 28 consecutive games without being beaten in regulation (27 0 1 0) snapped Saturday, when they dropped a 5 2 decision in Saginaw.
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