Greyhounds skate to tie in SaginawSaturday, September 07, 2013 by: Brad Coccimiglio
The Soo Greyhounds opened up their Ontario Hockey League exhibition schedule on Friday night in Saginaw against the Spirit.
A 20-save performance by sophomore goaltender Justin Nichols helped the Greyhounds to a 1-1 tie.
Andrew Fritsch had the lone goal for the Greyhounds with a first-period marker while Jacob Ringuette scored for Saginaw.
Saginaw goaltender Nikita Serebryakov stopped 35 shots.
The Greyhounds were without a number of veterans due to NHL commitments. Out of the lineup were Matt Murray (Pittsburgh), Tyler Ganly (Carolina), Mitchell Dempsey (Boston), Darnell Nurse (Edmonton) and Sergey Tolchinsky (Carolina). Veteran defenceman Alex Gudbranson is also away, having earned an invite to the Florida Panthers rookie camp.
As well, Winmar is running a contest through their Facebook page ending on Saturday afternoon that includes a prize pack with a pair of tickets to Saturday night’s exhibition game. Check out Winmar’s Facebook page for full details on the contest.