Fritsch the hero in Greyhounds overtime win (Updated)Saturday, October 13, 2012 by: Brad Coccimiglio
PLYMOUTH, MICH. – The Soo Greyhounds ended a short two-game losing skid on Saturday night with an overtime victory over the Plymouth Whalers in Plymouth.
Andrew Fritsch scored his second goal of the game at 1:50 of overtime to give the Greyhounds a 3-2 victory to improve their record to 6-3-0-0.
Nick Cousins also had two points for the Greyhounds with a goal and an assist in the win while goaltender Matt Murray stopped 31 shots.
Alex Aleardi and Garrett Meurs scored for the Whalers in the loss while goaltender Matt Mahalak stopped 30 shots.
The Greyhounds never led in the game as the Whalers opened the scoring just over five minutes into the contest and then took a 2-1 lead early in the second period, only to see Cousins tie the game just over three minutes into the third period.
With the loss, the Whalers record falls to 2-3-2-1.
The Greyhounds end their three-game road trip on Sunday afternoon in Sarnia. Puck drop is at 2 p.m. The Greyhounds then return home for three games.
In Erie, Dylan Smoskowitz scored a pair of goals and set up another to lead the Mississauga Steelheads to a 4-3 win over the Erie Otters. Riley Brace added three assists in the win. Connor Crisp had a goal and an assist for Erie in the loss while goaltender Oscar Dansk stopped 35 shots.
In Belleville, Malcolm Subban stopped 44 shots as the Belleville Bulls beat the Oshawa Generals
4-1. Brady Austin had three assists for the Bulls. Chris Carlisle scored the lone goal for Oshawa.
In Sarnia, Craig Hottot scored a power play goal at 2:16 of overtime to give the Sarnia Sting a 4-3 win over the Niagara IceDogs. Hottot and Daniel Nikandrov had a goal and an assist each for Sarnia. Ryan Strome and Mitchell Theoret had a goal and an assist for the IceDogs.
In Barrie, Mathias Niederberger stopped 33 shots as the Barrie Colts beat the Sudbury Wolves 2-1/ Erik Bradford and Andreas Athanasiou scored for the Colts while Josh MacDonald assisted on both goals. Joel Vienneau stopped 37 shots for the Wolves.
In Owen Sound, Daniel Catenacci had the shootout winner as the Owen Sound Attack beat the Peterborough Petes 5-4. Catenacci had a pair of goals in regulation time while Cameron Brace had two goals and an assist for Owen Sound. Petes goaltender Andrew D’Agostini stopped 42 shots in the loss.