Greyhounds open trip with loss to IceDogsThursday, October 25, 2012 by: Brad Coccimiglio
ST. CATHARINES, ONT. – The Soo Greyhounds opened a three-game road trip on Thursday night in St. Catharines with a 5-1 loss to the Niagara IceDogs.
The IceDogs were paced by a three-assist performance from former Greyhounds defenceman Brock Beukeboom, who was named first star in the win. Trevor Petersen, Ryan Strome and Brett Ritchie had a goal and an assist each for Niagara in the win. Steven Shipley and Aaron Haydon also scored. Goaltender Christopher Festarini stopped 28 shots for the IceDogs.
Jared McCann had the lone goal for the Greyhounds in the loss. Goaltender Justin Nichols got the start in his hometown and stopped 33 shots.
The Greyhounds lost the services of rookie forward Landon Schiller in the loss. Schiller was handed a match penalty for a check to the head in the third period. As the Greyhounds road trip continues, Schiller will face a league-imposed suspension for the incident.
With the loss, the Greyhounds record drops to 7-7-0-0 while the IceDogs improve to 9-4-1-0.
The road trip continues for the Greyhounds as they travel to Erie to take on the Otters on Friday night before facing the Guelph Storm on Sunday afternoon.
In Peterborough, Scott Harrington scored a power play goal with 32 seconds left in regulation time to give the London Knights a 5-4 win over the Peterborough Petes. Chris Tierney scored a pair of goals for the Knights while Olli Maatta and Josh Anderson added two assists each. Clark Seymour had a goal and two assists for the Petes in the loss.
In Sarnia, Alex Galchenyuk had two goals and an assist as the Sarnia Sting beat the Windsor Spitfires 5-2. JP Anderson stopped 36 shots while Reid Boucher assisted on two goals for the Sting in the win. Spitfires goaltender Jaroslav Pavelka stopped 40 shots.
In Barrie, Aaron Ekblad scored on the power play at 4:33 of overtime to give the Barrie Colts a 2-1 win over the Brampton Battalion. Mark Scheifele had a goal and an assist while Steven Beyers had two assists for the Colts. Barclay Goodrow had the lone goal for the Battalion.