After a 9-3 loss on Friday evening, the Greyhounds picked up a win on house ice on Saturday
At the heels of a lopsided street loss 24 hours previous, the Soo Greyhounds wrapped up the house portion in their Ontario Hockey League exhibition agenda on a extra certain be aware.
It wasn’t image easiest, however the staff rebounded in a 3-1 win over the Saginaw Spirit on Saturday evening on the GFL Memorial Gardens.
The win got here after the Spirit passed the Greyhounds a 9-3 defeat in Midland, Mich. on Friday evening in a sport that Greyhounds trainer John Dean referred to as “a horny sloppy sport on our facet of it.”
Dean mentioned following Saturday’s rematch that including some veterans to the lineup used to be a lend a hand within the win to calm issues down, however added that “certainly not did I feel the sport used to be a murals.”
“In exhibition, you search for the start of probably the most main points you’ve been instructing over the process the week and the route of coaching camp,” Dean mentioned. “This night, we noticed numerous excellent issues, however numerous breakdowns too. You need to see the sense of objective and after I see sense of objective, I haven’t any drawback training that.”
For the Spirit and trainer Chris Lazary, the sport used to be about getting some enjoy for the more youthful avid gamers nonetheless with the membership.
“No person cares about effects this time of 12 months, to be fair,” Lazary mentioned. “It’s about getting your younger guys enjoy, seeking to put them in scenarios to really feel the league, get them as much as your taste of play. We’re no longer having a look on the finish consequence. We’re having a look at the place we’re and our identification.”
The Greyhounds opened the scoring 1:24 into the competition when Marco Mignosa beat Saginaw goaltender Brett Fullerton stick facet on a breakaway after a Spirit turnover within the impartial zone.
Carson Christy tied the sport for the Spirit at 4:01 later when he went to the online and redirected a move from Luke McNamara at the left wing on a 2-on-1 previous Sault netminder Charlie Schenkel.
Bryce McConnell-Barker gave the Greyhounds a 2-1 lead within the heart body when he stepped previous a Saginaw defender within the left faceoff circle sooner than beating Fullerton at 12:01, giving the Greyhounds the lead for excellent within the contest.
With 2:10 to head in law time and the Spirit at the energy play with their goalie pulled, Jordan D’Intino took a move from Tyler Savard and scored into the empty Saginaw objective to make it 3-1.
The objective got here with the Greyhounds down a couple of avid gamers because the Spirit pulled Fullerton in a while after a penalty to overage Sault ahead Kalvyn Watson.
Schenkel made 26 saves for the Greyhounds within the win, going the gap for the house facet.
“Charlie used to be a in point of fact cast, calming presence,” Dean mentioned. “He made the blokes in entrance of him really feel very at ease that if you are making a mistake, he’s going to be there for us.”
D’Intino and McConnell-Barker completed the evening with a objective and an lend a hand each and every for the Greyhounds within the win.
Fullerton stopped 20 photographs for the Spirit within the loss.
After some day without work from sport motion, the Greyhounds will wrap up exhibition play on Sept. 23 at the street towards the Sudbury Wolves. The staff will then open common season play the next weekend with a couple of video games at house towards the North Bay Battalion.