Greyhounds continue success against WhalersSaturday, January 19, 2013 by: Brad Coccimiglio
Brandon Alderson scored his first career hat trick as the Soo Greyhounds rebounded for a 7-3 win over the Plymouth Whalers in Plymouth.
The win came just 24 hours after the Greyhounds fell to the Saginaw Spirit to open their road trip on Friday night.
Though the Whalers have a pair of games in hand, the Greyhounds did pull to within a point of the Whalers in the Ontario Hockey League’s Western Conference standings.
Nick Cousins and Ryan Sproul had a goal and an assist in Saturday’s win. Andrew Fritsch and Alex Gudbranson also scored for the Greyhounds. Goaltender Matt Murray stopped 41 shots.
Ryan Hartman, Danny Vanderwiel and Vincent Trocheck scored for the Whalers. Matt Mahalak got the start for the Whalers but was pulled after giving up four goals on 20 shots. Alex Nedeljkovic stopped 12 shots the rest of the way.
The Greyhounds return to action on Wednesday night when they travel to Sudbury to take on the Wolves.
In St. Catharines, Jonatan Tanus and Brett Findlay had a goal and two assists each as the Peterborough Petes beat the Niagara IceDogs 5-4. Brandon Devlin and Nick Czinder had a goal and an assist each in the win. Brendan Perlini and Carter Verhaeghe had two goals each for the IceDogs.
In Belleville, Jordan Binnington stopped 32 shots as the Owen Sound Attack blanked the Belleville Bulls 4-0. Dan Catenacci and Holden Cook had a goal and an assist each in the win. Belleville goaltender Malcolm Subban stopped 26 shots.
In Oshawa, Boone Jenner had two goals and two assists as the Oshawa Generals beat the Kingston Frontenacs 6-1. Scott Sabourin had two goals and an assist. Tyler Biggs added a pair of goals in the win. Roland McKeown scored the lone goal for Kingston.
In Saginaw, Dane Fox had a goal and two assists as the Erie Otters doubled up the Saginaw Spirit 4-2. J.P. Labardo had three assists for the Otters. Justin Kea and Eric Locke scored for the Spirit.
In Barrie, Anthony Camara had two goals and an assist as the Barrie Colts beat the Kitchener Rangers 6-3. Zach Hall added three assists for the Colts. Rangers goaltender John Gibson stopped 34 shots