Nichols shines in Greyhounds loss to StingSunday, October 14, 2012 by: Brad Coccimiglio
Greyhounds at Sarnia (Oct. 14, 2012)
By Brad Coccimiglio
SARNIA, ONT. – The Soo Greyhounds wrapped up a three-game road trip on Sunday afternoon with a 3-1 loss to the Sarnia Sting.
Justin Nichols got the start for the Greyhounds and was outstanding despite the loss. Making his first Ontario Hockey League start, Nichols stopped 39 shots in the game.
The Sting jumped out to a 1-0 lead in a first period that saw Sarnia outshoot the Greyhounds 18-2 and take the lead on a goal by Nikolay Goldobin.
Andrew Fritsch got the Greyhounds on the board early in the second period after Brandon Alderson forced a turnover at the Sarnia blueline but the Greyhounds couldn’t gather momentum from the goal. Justice Dundas scored with just eight seconds remaining in the second period and Anthony DeAngelo sealed the win with his third goal of the season midway through the third period.
Sarnia goaltender JP Anderson needed to stop just 12 Greyhounds shots in the win.
The Greyhounds now return home for a three-game homestand that opens on Wednesday night when they host the Sudbury Wolves in a 7:07 p.m. start at the Essar Centre.
In Brampton, Jamie Lewis had two goals and an assist to lead the Brampton Battalion to a 5-3 win over the Saginaw Spirit. Matt MacLeod and Nick Paul had two assists each in the win. Eric Locke scored a pair of goals for Saginaw in the loss.
In Guelph, Matt Finn scored 23 seconds into overtime to give the Guelph Storm a 7-6 win over the Peterborough Petes. Finn and Zack Mitchell had a pair of goals and an assist each in the win. Scott Kosmachuk added a goal and two assists while Zac Leslie had four assists for the Storm.
In Ottawa, Tyler Graovac had two goals and an assist as the Ottawa 67’s beat the Kitchener Rangers 6-2. Taylor Fielding also scored a pair of goals for the 67’s. Jake Cardwell set up three goals in the win while goaltender Keegan Wilson stopped 38 shots.
In Windsor, Luke Mercer had the shootout winner as the Niagara IceDogs beat the Windsor Spitfires 4-3. Trevor Petersen, Ryan Strom and Mitchell Theoret scored in regulation time for Niagara. Kerby Rychel had two goals and an assist for the Spitfires.
In Oshawa, Scott Sabourin scored three goals while Cole Cassels added a goal and two assists to lead the Oshawa Generals to a 5-3 win over the London Knights. Geoffrey Schemitsch and Matt Petgrave added two assists each. Boone Jenner had the other goal for the Generals. Bo Horvat had a pair of goals for London. Seth Griffith (one goal, one assist), Olli Maatta (two assists) and Max Domi (two assists) also had multi-point nights for London.