The Greyhounds, after a 6-4 loss just a night earlier at the hands of the Guelph Storm, were looking to end their four game losing skid as Saturday night saw the team faceoff against a strong Windsor Spitfire team.
The Hounds would drop this one in embarrassing fashion 10-2.
The second game in a short home stand would prove to be important as the team looks to build moment before a road trip sees them take on Sarnia, and two of the league’s top squads in Flint and Sudbury.
Prior to the game, coach John Dean mentioned that his team needs “to work on structure. Some nights we need to work on our structure when it comes to discipline, sometimes it’s 5 on 5 or 5 on 4.”
His team responded early. Four minutes into the frame, a loose puck would find its way onto Tye Kartye’s tape who ripped it home for the first lead of the game.
The Hounds would only enjoy the lead for a minute as Foudy would find the back of the net for Spitfire, and then momentum would continue to swing into their favour.
A double minor against Marc Boudreau would be just 19 seconds away from being killed off completely, but Luke Boka would manage to finish off a pass from Kyle MacDonald to secure the 2-1 lead.
The Spitfire would manage to tally on two more markers before the end of the opening twenty minutes. Daniel D’Amico managed to backhand a beautiful goal over top of Propp and just under the bar, while Boka would net his second of the period after a defensive collapse.
The Hounds defense would need to step up big time to latch onto a glimmer of hope. The second period would start with the Hounds doing their best to assert some physical dominance.
Unfortunately it would be all for naught, as Boka would not need more than half a game to complete his hat trick, while Foudy would tally his second of the game in the opening two minutes of the frame. The game would sit at 6-1 and would only get uglier as the penalties would continue to pile on for the Hounds.
With Carroll in the box, Purboo would deflect a shot on net that would easily find the top corner. Propp would get yanked and Taylor would fill in for goal tending duties for the remainder of the evening.
The Hounds would stop the bleeding only slightly as they would start to dictate the speed of play. Pytlik would get on the board after an excellent effort from Ryan O’Rourke to make it 7-2. After every whistle, the Hounds and Spitfire would push each other around, with the Hounds visibly frustrated. The score would remain the same heading into the third.
This period would take the longest before it saw a goal, five minutes and fourty seconds when Corcoran potted his fourth of the year on the power play to make it 8-2.
MacKay would try and spark the team with a hit that was deemed bad enough to eject him for the remainder of the game. Five minutes and a game misconduct. Clearly frustrated, but unfortunately not the right play.
Maggio and Cuylle would also put in a goal a piece to bring the total to 10.
The Hounds can sit on this loss for a few days before hitting the ice again against the Sarnia Sting on Friday.