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Soo Greyhounds vs. Guelph Storm LIVE BLOG (9:43 p.m. Update)

Friday, February 14, 2014   by: Brad Coccimiglio

Welcome to SooToday.com's live blog of this evenings game between the Guelph Storm and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds at the Essar Centre.

The game begins a four-game homestand for the Greyhounds.

Continue to refresh your browser throughout the night for the latest updates from the arena.

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9:43 p.m. Update

Sault Ste. Marie coach Sheldon Keefe told reporters following the game he felt his team deserved a better fate in the game.

Guelph coach Scott Walker credited his team's bend-don't-break game in the third period

9:15 p.m. Update

Zac Leslie scores into an empty Greyhounds goal to seal a 5-3 Guelph Storm victory over the Greyhounds...final shots 42-38 Greyhounds

9:12 p.m. Update

Justin Auger's initial shot is stopped by Matt Murray but Pius Suter knocks in the rebound with 1:58 left in regulation...4-3 Guelph

9:09 p.m. Update

Justin Nichols with a nice pad stop on David Miller from the slot with just over three minutes left in regulation

9:06 p.m. Update

4:23 left in regulation time and the game remains tied at three

9:01 p.m. Update

Jean Dupuy scores on a loos puck after Tyler Gaudet's initial shot from the slot is stopped by Justin Nichols...3-3

8:56 p.m. Update

Tough night at the office for Darnell Nurse. After his earlierrun-in with Chadd Bauman, Nurse has a point shot from Zac Leslie hit him in the mid-section. Nurse left the ice in discomfort but did not leave the game

8:54 p.m. Update

Just over eight minutes into the third period and Guelph holds on to a 3-2 lead with the Greyhounds holding an 8-2 shot edge in the period

8:44 p.m. Update

Third period is about to get underway and Darnell Nurse has returned to the Greyhounds bench

8:28 p.m. Update

Two periods in the books at the Essar Centre as Guelph leads Sault Ste. Marie 3-2....shots are 29-25 Guelph

8:20 p.m. Update

Bryan Moore picked up goal number 18 as his shot from the right circle  through Guelph defenceman Zac Leslie beats Justin Nichols high stick side up under the cross bar...3-2 Guelph

8:18 p.m. Update

After taking Darnell Nurse heavy into the boards in the Greyhounds zone, Chadd Bauman fights Greyhonds defenceman Tyler Hore. Nurse leaves the game bleeding.

Of note, Stephen Pierog of the Storm left the game earlier in the period after blocking a Tyler Gaudet shot but has returned

8:03 p.m. Update

Brock McGinn beats Matt Murray stick side after taking a feed from Scott Kosmachuk on a two-on-one. Kosmachuk takes a feed at the red line from Jason Dickinson to start the play...3-1 Guelph

7:56 p.m. Update

Posts at either end of the ice as Colton White hits the post stick side on Justin Nichols andStephen Pierog hits the post, also stick side on Matt Murray at the other end of the ice...score remains 2-1 Guelph

7:53 p.m. Update

Second period is underway at the Essar Centre

7:37 p.m. Update

First period is in the bookc with Guelph leading 2-1 and holding a 13-12 edge on the shot clock

7:35 p.m. Update

Final minute of the period as the Greyhounds held at bay on their power play chance

7:33 p.m. Update

Greyhounds to their first power play of the night as Steven Trojanovic is off for hooking at 17:00

7:28 p.m, Update

Justin Auger in traffic in the slot beats Murray high glove side after Stephen Pierog tries to stuff the puck in at the side of the Greyhounds goal...2-1 Guelph

7:27 p.m. Update

Game remains tied at one as the Greyhounds kill off the first penalty of the game to McCann. 7 minutes left in the opening period

7:23 p.m. Update

First penalty of the game goes to Jared McCann of the Greyhounds, who is off for slashing 10:25 into the game

7:14 p.m. Update

Guelph comes right back to tie the game at one as Jason Dickinson scores on a rebound going to the net from the left side after Scot Kosmachuk's shot from the right circle is stoppd by Matt Murray

7:12 p.m. Update

Tyler Gaudet gets the Greyhounds on the board 1:52 in as he cuts to the net and slides a backhand past former Greyhound Justin Nichols

7:09 p.m. Update

Puck drop and we are underway

Pre-Game Update

Lineups are set

Scratches
Sault Ste. Marie: Keigan Goetz, David Eccles, Charley Graaskamp, Michael Bunting (knee injury)

Guelph: Adam Craievich, Tyler Bertuzzi, Garrett McFadden

Lines
Sault Ste. Marie: Bryan Moore-Jared McCann-Andrew Fritsch, Sergey Tolchinsky-Dylan Corson-Blake Speers, Patrick Watling-Tyler Gaudet-Jean Dupuy, Jorgen Karterud-David Miller; Darnell Nurse-Alex Gudbranson, Kyle Jenkins-Tyler Ganly, Tyler Hore-Colton White; Matt Murray

Guelph: Brock McGinn-Jason Dickinson-Zack Mitchell, Kerby Rychel-Robby Fabbri-Scott Kosmachuk, Ryan Horvat-Stephen Pierog-Justin Auger, Chadd Baumann-Pius Suter-Marc Stevens; Zac Leslie-Matt Finn, Ben Harpur-Nick Ebert, Steven Trojanovic-Phil Baltisburger; Justin Nichols

Starters

Sault Ste. Marie: Bryan Moore-Jared McCann-Andrew Fritsch; Kyle Jenkins-Tyler Ganly; Matt Murray

Guelph: Brock McGinn-Jason Dickinson-Scott Kosmachuk; Zac Leslie-Nick Ebert; Justin Nichols

Note: Greyhounds forward Brandon Hughes is no longer with the team. The rookie forward left the team "to return home to tend to a family matter and rediscover his passion for hockey" according to Greyhounds GM Kyle Dubas

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houston 2/14/2014 10:25:32 PM Report

It's too bad Guelph has to try and injure our best player to win. I thought they were supposed to be a good team. The referees should be suspended by the OHL.
shhh 2/14/2014 10:44:57 PM Report

I agree that the Refs were horrible tonight. Actually, it seems as though Guelph gets special treatment from the Refs every time they play.
Hounds better start laying on the body if they expect to make it out of the first round of the playoffs.
shhh 2/14/2014 10:45:02 PM Report

I agree that the Refs were horrible tonight. Actually, it seems as though Guelph gets special treatment from the Refs every time they play.
Hounds better start laying on the body if they expect to make it out of the first round of the playoffs.
tommy_boi07 2/15/2014 12:04:32 AM Report

That hit of nurse was horrible and should have resulted in at least a game misconduct. The officiating was an embarrassment but that applies for both sides. No penalties for either team in either the second or third other than that fight. At least it wasn't one sided, was more of just a lack of officiating period.
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