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Greyhounds move into top spot in West Division

Thursday, February 07, 2013   by: Brad Coccimiglio

The Soo Greyhounds continued their winning ways on Thursday night in an important game in Brampton against the Battalion.

After puck drop was delayed by nearly an hour after the Greyhounds late arrival to the arena, the road team overcame an opening-minute goal to pick up a 5-1 win in Ontario Hockey League action.

The win moves the Greyhounds into top spot in the OHL’s West Division, one point ahead of the Plymouth Whalers though the Whalers hold a pair of games in hand on the Greyhounds. The win took on added importance as the Sarnia Sting, who trailed the Greyhounds by a point and the Whalers by two, also won on Thursday night.

Ryan Sproul set up three goals for the Greyhounds in the win to continue his strong play offensively of late. Colin Miller scored a pair of goals. Brandon Alderson (one goal, one assist) and David Broll (two assists) also had multi-point games for the Greyhounds. Sergey Tolchinsky also scored for the Greyhounds.

For the Greyhounds Alderson extended his points streak to 11 games while  Sproul now has points in eight-straight games.

Justin Nichols got the start and stopped 19 shots for the Greyhounds (29-19-2-2).

Francis Menard scored the lone goal for the Battalion in the loss.

Goaltender Matej Machovsky stopped 24 Brampton (24-19-3-6).

The Greyhounds return to action on Saturday night when they face the Peterborough Petes at the Peterborough Memorial Centre.

For full details from all of Thursday's OHL action, click here.

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JellyFisch 2/8/2013 12:54:49 AM Report

Good to hear! Great job. Wish I could see more of the hounds in action. This new coach sounds like he brought something to this team. Good job once again boys! Keep up the hard work.
Nanax5 2/8/2013 1:42:04 AM Report

It's a pleasure to watch the Greyhounds play now. Kudos to their coach and a pat on the back, to the players.
houston 2/8/2013 10:38:39 AM Report

I believe most of the fans new all along that this team had the talent. It was just a matter of unlocking it; and Keefe has done that. Let's not forget Kyle Dubas bringing in Keefe. There seems to be something special happening in the Sault, and as a season ticket holder, I am enjoying every minute of it. I feel sorry for all the season ticket holders that didn't renew for this year. They missed out.
I'm In 2/8/2013 5:49:25 PM Report

Houston, you don't have to feel sorry for me I didn't renew my tickets and don't plan to cause I have shaw and can watch them when I want. $18-20.00 is too much for Junior hockey, the NHL Center Ice channel is cheaper. Tired of the rich getting richer.
Norm 2/9/2013 11:34:11 AM Report

Houston, there are maybe 2500 true fans, the rest are band wagon or a night out, it has always been that way. If they win on a constant basis the rink will be full, especially the new rink. Many people attend because of the comfortable confines. Yes, the new coach is getting the best out of a pretty good bunch of hockey players.
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