Greyhounds Capitalize on Whalers Penalties

Rod Aubertin:

The Greyhounds had an explosive second period scoring 6 goals to beat the Plymouth Whalers by a score of 8 to 1.  The Whalers had a hard time staying out of the penalty box throughout the game which created an abundance of scoring chances with a man advantage.

It took almost 4 and a half minutes before Plymouth would register their first shot on Halverson.  At 6:02 of the first period Keigan Goetz would head to the penalty box on an Interference infraction to give the Whalers their first power play opportunity.

With just over a minute on the penalty kill by the Greyhounds, Tyler Ganley attempted to clear the puck out of the Soo’s end but went out of play resulting in the defenceman getting a 2 minute minor for Delay of Game.

Plymouth would cycle the puck in the Greyhounds end on the 2 man advantage but couldn’t score.  At 16:12 of the period Kyle Jenkins was called for a holding penalty and while Jenkins was in the box Plymouth’s Mathew Campagna would score the first goal of the game.

Just over two minutes after the goal by Plymouth the Greyhounds got onto the scoreboard on a 2 on 1 breakaway with Bryan Moore getting the goal and Darnell Nurse having the assist which tied the game at 1 at the end of the first period.

The Greyhounds exploded in the second period scoring 3 goals on 3 shots on Plymouth’s net minder Alex Nedeljkovic.  David Miller would get his first of three goals while Nurse and Gettinger would get the other two markers to lead the Whalers by a score of 4 to 1.

On the Greyhounds third power play attempt Miller would score at 12:46 putting the Greyhounds up by 4 goals with the last three goals being on the power play by the Soo.

David Miller completed his first career hat trick by scoring his third goal of the game at 17:42 of the period making the score Greyhounds – 6, Whalers – 1.

With less than a half a minute to play in the second period Sergey Tolchinsky got a breakaway and was hauled down by Plymouth’s Mitch Jones and Tolchinsky was awarded a penalty shot.  Tolchinsky scored at 19:38 padding the lead of the Greyhounds and at the end of the second period the score was Greyhounds – 7, Whalers – 1.

Plymouth put a lot of pressure on the Greyhounds during the third period.  With Zach Bowman replacing Nedeljkovic in the net for Plymouth, Bowman stopped 13 of the 14 shots on net.  The Whalers stayed out of the penalty box until the 17:32 mark and on the power play Charley Graaskamp would score their fourth power play and the final score was Greyhounds – 8, Whalers – 1.

The Greyhounds continue their road trip when they face off against the Windsor Spitfires on Sunday with a 2:05 game start.