Hounds overpower Storm


With playoff fever already going through players and fans, Sunday afternoon marked the final game for the Soo Greyhounds 2015/2016 regular season as they took on the bottom place Guelph Storm.

Prior to the game time, goaltender Brandon Halverson along with overages Tyler Hore and Gabe Guertler were honoured as they were playing in their final OHL regular season game.

The Hounds concluded their 2015/2016 regular season with an 8-3 win over the Guelph Storm at the Essar Centre on Sunday afternoon.

Hounds captain Blake Speers led the way offensively with a pair of goals along with setting up two others.

Speers, who notched two goals on Sunday afternoon, giving him twenty six on the year, also passed his career totals for goals from one season ago, where he finished off with twenty four.

Hounds forward Bryce Yetman had a career high game for points with a goal and two assists while Gustav Bouramman also had a three point afternoon with a trio of helpers.

Bouramman’s three helpers also gave him forty assists on the season, passing his career totals for assists last season where he had thirty nine along with giving him a career high forty six points.

Tim Gettinger had a two goal game for the Soo while Hounds first rounder Liam Hawel had a goal and an assist. Morgan Frost also had a two point afternoon with a pair of assists.

Medric Mercier and Conor Timmins had a goal each for the Soo while Tyler Hore, Mac Hollowell, Hayden Verbeek, Bobby MacIntyre, Gabe Guertler and Jack Kopacka all had single assists.

James McEwan, Matt Hotchkiss and Garrett McFadden had a goal and an assist each for the Storm while CJ Garcia and Givani Smith had an assist each.

Brandon Halverson made seventeen saves for the Hounds win while Storm goaltender Brad Van Schubert gave up eight goals on forty three shots for the Storm’s loss.

The Hounds will now get set for game one of the West Conference quarterfinal series on Friday, March 25th in Sarnia.

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Matt had graduated from Sault College in the General Arts and Sciences program in 2011 and has been working in the sports field ever since. The Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario native has worked as an Athletics Assistant in the Sault College Athletics Department during his final year of school in 2011. After graduating, Stefano worked for two years at the George Leach Centre from 2011-2013 for the Algoma University Thunderbirds Varsity Basketball Games as an Athletics Assistant. From 2013 on, Stefano has been working as the Soo Thunderbirds communications person and has also been volunteering with Shaw TV Sault Ste. Marie since 2014, doing Soo Thunderbirds TV Segments.