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Greyhounds blank Sting in Sarnia (updated)

Saturday, March 08, 2014   by: Brad Coccimiglio

SARNIA, ONT. - With a division title wrapped up, the Soo Greyhounds used a divisional game to rest some bodies.

With three veterans out of the lineup in defenceman Darnell Nurse and overage forwards Tyler Gaudet and Patrick Watling, the Greyhounds blanked the Sarnia Sting 7-0 in Sarnia at the RBC Centre on Friday night.

The team used the game to rest the three veterans in a game they broke open with four goals in the third period.

The game saw 14 different Greyhounds players pick up at least a point in the win. Sergey Tolchinsky led the way with a pair of goals and an assist in the win, which included a highlight reel breakaway goal in the second period. The Russian-born forward faked a backhand before shooting between his legs to beat Sting netminder Taylor Dupuis. The goal, 90 seconds into the second period, would make the score 2-0 Greyhounds at the time.

Former Sting forward Bryan Moore had a goal and an assist for the Greyhounds while Tyler Ganly chipped in with a pair of assists in the win. Tyler Hore, Jorgen Karterud, Dylan Corson and Blake Speers also scored for the Greyhound.

Goaltender Brandon Halverson stopped 35 Sarnia shots for the shutout.

The game had added meaning for the rookie goaltender. Halverson took the ice after learning of the passing of friend and minor hockey teammate Ryan Fischer. Fischer passed away in his sleep on Thursday night from complications due to an enlarged heart.

Dupuis made 28 saves for Sarnia in the loss.

The Greyhounds improve to 41-17-1-5 with the win while the Sting fall to 16-41-2-5.

The Greyhounds are back in action on Sunday afternoon at the WFCU Centre in Windsor against the Spitfires. They wrap up their road schedule on Wednesday evening in Saginaw against the Spirit before returning home for their final two games of the regular season.

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S.M.A.R.T. 3/7/2014 10:14:15 PM Report

Guess the HOUNDS took out some frustration on the poor old Sting tonight.
SuperiorYardCare 3/8/2014 11:03:32 AM Report

At least we can beat the last place team
harry dick 3/8/2014 11:16:40 AM Report

WAY TO GO HOUNDS. THESE NON-BELIEVERS WILL FIND OUT ONE DAY THAT YOU GUYS HAVE DONE EXCELLENT ALL YEAR AND CONTINUE TO DO EXCELLENT WITH SUCH A YOUNG TEAM . GOOD FOR YOU SOO GREYHOUNDS.
fourbee 3/8/2014 11:55:50 AM Report

Nice road win boys. Also great the Hounds can rest some bodies, as they prepare for what is certain to be a tough play-off run in the west. Hats off to the coaching staff, GM Dubas, and the players for a great season to date. The future looks bright!!!
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