Hounds Take a Shoot-Out Win

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In their second meeting during this regular season and judging by the last time these two teams met you know it was going to be a tough one for the Greyhounds to take the win but it would come down to a shoot out with Justin Bailey putting the puck behind Jake Smith.

It took a little over 6 and a half minutes for the Greyhounds to register their first shot on goal as North Bay kept the Soo from getting deep into the Battalion’s end.

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Tim Gettinger had a great scoring chance on the Greyhound’s second shot on goal and Jared McCann would also have another scoring chance later on in the period, but after the first period the game was scoreless with the shots on goal by both teams tied at 10.

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The Battalion would get on the scoreboard first on a power play goal by Kyle Wood. North Bay would have another opportunity to increase their lead when Brandon Halverson got caught outside of the net.

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Anthony DeAngelo would tie the game for the Greyhounds within a minute of North Bay’s goal. Nick Ritchie would convert a pass from Blake Speers to give the Soo their first lead of the game.

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North Bay’s Kyle Wood scored his second goal of the game at 15:05 and at the end of the second period the game was tied at 2 a piece.

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The third period seen that the Greyhounds were not connecting on a majority of their passes during the first part of the period but Blake Speers, 7 minutes into the period, would crank up the heat for the Greyhounds with a good scoring chance.

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At 11:49 Michael Bunting would put the puck past Smith but the celebration was short lived as the officials disallowed the goal due to Unintentional Goaltender Interence.

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Tim Gettinger would get the go ahead goal at 14:29 to give the Greyhounds a 3-2 lead. The lead by Greyhounds only lasted for about 2 minutes as Kyle Wood completed his hat-trick when Halverson was caught on the far side of the net and Wood had a wide open net and with no further scoring the game was sent into overtime.

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The Greyhounds came out with guns blazing in the overtime period with the Greyhounds having more scoring opportunities but after 5 minutes the score would still be tied with the win to be decided by a shoot out.

Tolchinsky would come up empty and Halverson would stop Kujawinski. Speers would put one past Smith, but Amadio would also put the puck behind Halverson. The next four shooters would not score on either netminders, but Bailey would put the puck behind Smith but Halverson would deny Moutrey’s attempt to score giving the shoot out win to the Greyhounds.

The Greyhounds will play host to the Mississauga Steelheads Saturday to wrap up their two game home stand.