LIVE BLOG: Soo Greyhounds vs. North Bay Battalion (Final Update)Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by: Brad Coccimiglio
Welcome to SooToday.com's Live Blog of tonight's Ontario Hockey League game between the Soo Greyhounds and North Bay Battalion at the Essar Centre in Sault Ste. Marie.
SooToday will be providing live updates throughout the night from the arena.
To read a preview of tonight's game, click here.
For a recap of the Greyhounds road loss in Sudbury on Tuesday night, click here.
For a recap of games around the OHL on Tuesday night, click here.
For a full game story, including coaches comments, click here.
9:38 p.m. Update
Greyhounds coach Sheldon Keefe was pleased with the third period tonight though he felt the fact that the Greyhounds have played five games in eight days in five different cities played a role in their effort tonight.
North Bay coach Stan Butler called the two shorthanded goals in the second period a major difference in the outcome of the game
9:15 p.m. Update
North Bay holds on for the 4-3 win...shots 31 apiece
9:10 p.m. Update
Greyhounds going all out, pulling Halverson with just over three minutes left in regulation time and down 4-3
8:55 p.m. Update
Blake Speers with a one-timer stick side on a feed from Kyle Jenkins from the slot. The goal chases Brendan O'Neill from the North Bay goal. In comes Jake Smith for North Bay...4-3 North Bay
8:50 p.m. Update
Jared McCann scores on a loose puck in the right faceoff circle after a shot by Kyle Jenkins doesn't get through to the goal from the left side....4-2 North Bay
8:20 p.m. Update
40 minutes in the books as North Bay holds a 4-1 lead thanks to a pair of shorthanded goals in the second period...shots are 25-16 North Bay
8:05 p.m. Update
Colton White has a loose puck get past him at the North Bay blueline, sending Barclay Goodrow in on a shorthanded breakaway where he beats Halverson stick side for the second shorthanded marker tonight...4-1 North Bay
8:00 p.m. Update
After a turnover in the Greyhounds zone by Jared McCann, Barclay Goodrow's shot from the left faceoff circle handcuffs Halverson and Jamie Lewis drives the net and taps in the loss puck for the shorthanded marker...3-1 North Bay
7:56 p.m. Update
2:11 into the period, Vincent Praplan hits Alex Henriksson going to the net for the easy redirection...2-1 North Bay
7:36 p.m. Update
Blake Speers at the top of the crease takes a feed from David Miller and slide the puck past Brendan O'Neil with 29 seconds left in the period...1-1 as the period comes to a close. Shots are 12-9 North Bay
7:22 p.m. Update
Barclay Goodrow slides a backhand five-hole on a breakaway on Halverson. Mike Amadio picks up the lone assists on the play...1-0 North Bay...Kyle Locke and Nick Pastorious fight off the next faceoff with Locke getting the decision
7:15 p.m. Update
Alex Gudbranson turns the puck over at the North Bay blueline and Matt MacLeod has a breakaway from his own blueline in on Brandon Halverson but can't get a clean shot off
7:10 p.m. Update
We're underway at the Essar Centre, North Bay playing their typical defensive style under Stan Butler, running a trap early on against the Greyhounds
Lineups are set. Scratches for the Greyhounds tonight are Andrew Fritsch (injured), Keigan Goetz and Brandon Hughes. The Greyhounds are going with 11 forwards and seven defencemen tonight with the injury to Fritsch. Out for North Bay tonight is Kyle Wood, Mike Baird, Connor Jarvis and Calvin Gomes.
Sault Lines: Patrick Watling-Jared McCann-Jorgen Karterud, Michael Bunting-David Miller-Sergey Tolchinsky, Jean Dupuy-Tyler Gaudet-Blake Speers, Nick Pastorious-Trent Mallette; Kevin Spinozzi-Colton White, Kyle Jenkins-Tyler Ganly, Darnell Nurse-Alex Gudbranson, Mac Clutsam (extra defenceman); Brandon Halverson
North Bay Lines: Ben Thomson-Mike Amadio-Barclay Goodrow, Blake Clarke-NIck Paul-Matt MacLeod, Vincent Praplan-Jamie Lewis-Alex Henriksson, Brett McKenzie-Jared Steege-Mathew Santos; Brenden Miller-Riley Bruce, Dylan Blujus-Marcus McIvor, Miles Liberati-Kyle Locke; Brendan O'Neill
Starters: Sault Ste. Marie: Patrick Watling-Jared McCann-Jorgen Karterud, Darnell Nurse-Alex Gudbranson; Brandon Halverson
North Bay: Ben Thomson-Mike Amadio-Barclay Goodrow; Brenden Miller- Marcus McIvor; Brendan O'Neill