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Live Blog: Soo Greyhounds vs. Plymouth Whalers (Final Update)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014   by: Brad Coccimiglio

Welcome to SooToday.com's live blog of this evenings Ontario Hockey League game between the Plymouth Whalers and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds at the Essar Centre.

The game is the third in a four-game homestand for the Greyhounds that saw them lose to the Guelph Storm and beat the Windsor Spitfires over the weekend to start the stretch. The game is also the final meeting of the season between the Whalers and the Greyhounds.

Check back tonight for a full game story

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9:16 p.m. Update

Whalers cap off a 5-1 victory over the Greyhounds....Final shots: 41-27 Greyhounds

9:09 p.m. Update

Greyhounds pull Halverson for an extra attacker with 4:24 left in the game. Ryan Hartman scores his second of the night into the empty net with 3:28 left...5-1 Whalers

9:06 p.m. Update

Ryan Hartman takes a feed from Carter Sandlak on a two-on-one and his shot fromt he slot beats Halverson stick side...4-1 Whalers

9:02 p.m. Update

Jared McCann scores on a loose puck in the slot high stick side to cut the Whalers lead to 3-1

8:57 p.m. Update

Midway through the period, the Whalers continue to lead 3-0...shots are 36-21 Greyhounds

8:46 p.m. Update

Third period is underway

8:27 p.m. Update

Second period is over with the Whalers leading 3-0. Shots favour the Greyhounds by a 31-16 margin. 1:11 of Gudbranson's penalty will carry over into the third period

8:26 p.m. Update

Final minute of the seond peirod and Alex Gudbranson is  off for checking to the head

8:21 p.m. Update

Connor Sills off for roughing for Plymouth...Ryan Hartman stoped on a shorthanded breakaway by Halverson

8:17 p.m. Update

Tyler Gaudet off for hooking and Zach Lorentz beats Brandon Halverson from just inside the right faceoff circle to make it 2-0, Just 20 seconds later Yannick Rathgeb makes it 3-0 with a shot from the top of the left circle that beats Halverson

8:07 p.m. Update

Whalers get their first power play of the night as Jared McCann is off for cross checking

8:03 p.m. Update

Cullen Mercer off for interference and the Greyhounds are off to their second power play of the night

7:53 p.m. Update

First intermission is over and the second period is about to get underway

7:38 p.m. Update

First period is done with the Whalers leading the Greyhounds 1-0. Greyhounds lead on the shot clock by an 11-8 margin

7:36 p.m. Update

Josh Wesley off for high sticking with 1:18 left int he period. First power play of the game for the Greyhounds

7:35 p.m. Update

Just over two minutes left int he period and rhe Whalers remain up 1-0

7:23 p.m. Update

Francesco Vilardi in close scores on a rebound after Connor Chatham's wrap around stick side is stopped by Brandon Halverson...1-0 Plymouth

7:19 p.m. Update

7:28 into the game and the Greyhounds and Whalers remain scoreless

7:10 p.m. Update

Puck has dropped and we're underway at the Essar Centre

Pre-Game Update

Lineups are set. Plymouth going with 11 forwards and seven defencemen tonight. For the Greyhounds, Charley Graaskamp getting into his first action with the team

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

Plymouth: Liam Dunda, Bryce Yetman, Jordan Addesi, Brook Hiddink

Lines
Sault Ste. Marie: Bryan Moore-Jared McCann-Andrew Fritsch, Sergey Tolchinsky-Charley Graaskamp-Blake Speers, Patrick Watling-Tyler Gaudet-Jean Dupuy, Dylan Corson-David Miller-Trent Mallette; Darnell Nurse-Alex Gudbranson, Kyle Jenkins-Tyler Ganly, Tyler Hore-Colton White; Brandon Halverson

Plymouth: Matt Mistele-Francesco Vilardi-Connor Chatham, Cullen Mercer-Victor Crus-Rydberg-Connor Sills, Carter Sandlak-Zach Lorentz-Ryan Hartman, Danny Vanderwiel-Vincent Scognamiglio; Gianluca Curcuruto-Josh Wesley, Nick Malysa-Alex Peters, Mathieu Henderson-Mitch Jones, Yannick Rathgeb; Alex Nedeljkovic

Starters
Sault Ste. Marie: Sergey Tolchinsky-Charley Graaskamp-Blake Speers, Tyler Hore-Colton White; Brandon Halverson

Plymouth: Cullen Mercer-Victor Crus-Rydberg-Connor Sills; Gianluca Curcuruto-Josh Wesley; Alex Nedeljkovic

Note: Matt Mistele has been pulled from the Whalers lineup. Bryce Yetman will take his spot and skate on a line with Francesco Vilardi and Connor Chatham

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