After defeating the defending J. Ross Robertson Cup champion Hamilton Bulldogs by a score of 4-3 last Saturday at GFL Memorial Gardens and concluding their six game homestand with five wins and one overtime loss, the Soo Greyhounds kicked off a three-game road trip on Thursday night in Windsor for a matchup against the Spitfires.
The Hounds, who entered Thursday night’s game with a record of eight wins, three losses and two overtime losses, also cracked this week’s CHL Top 10 Rankings, coming in at No. 9.
On Thursday night, the Hounds defeated the Spitfires by a score of 3-2 at the WFCU Centre in Windsor.
After recording his first Ontario Hockey League hat trick against Hamilton last Saturday, overage forward Keeghan Howdeshell led the way offensively once again for the Hounds on Thursday night, scoring two goals, including a shorthanded goal into an empty net with 2:26 to go in the third.
Hounds leading scorer Morgan Frost scored the opening goal of the game just twenty nine seconds into the second period, putting the red and white up 1-0.
Spitfires rookie forward and Peterborough Petes 2018 first round pick Will Cuylle scored his fourth goal of the season from Tyler Angle and Daniel D’Amico with just 2:05 to go in the third, cutting the Hounds lead to 3-1.
Spitfires third year forward Tyler Angle would then get his fourth goal of the season with just seven seconds to go in the third from Grayson Ladd, cutting the Hounds lead to 3-2.
Ryan Roth and Mac Hollowell had an assist each for the Hounds.
Spitfires fourth year netminder Michael DiPietro gave up two goals on twenty one shots in the loss.
Hounds goaltender Matthew Villalta made twenty seven saves for the victory.
The Hounds will continue their three-game road trip on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in Kitchener for their second meeting of the season against the Rangers.
(Photo credit to James Egan’s Sports Photography)