Sault Ste. Marie vs. Sudbury Live Blog (10:00 p.m. Update)Saturday, September 21, 2013 by: Brad Coccimiglio
Welcome to SooToday.com's live blog of tonights Soo Greyhounds home game vs. the Sudbury Wolves.
Check back throughout the evening as we update continuously throughout the game.
-Warmups are nearing completiong here at the Essar Centre. Scratches for tonight include: SSM - Medric Mercier, Nick Pastorious, Ryan Kirkup, David Miller, Darnell Nurse; Sudbury - David Eccles, Danny Desrochers, Nathan Cull, Austin Veleke, Brody Silk
-Slight delay as warmups conclude. A pane of glass near the Greyhounds bench has shattered. Crew on the ice cleaning things up.
-Lines for tonight: SSM - Brandon Hughes-Jared McCann-Andrew Fritsch; Jorgen Karterud-Patrick Watling-Sergey Tolchinsky; Mitchell Dempsey-Tyler Gaudet-Dylan Staples; Michael Bunting-Blake Speers-Trent Mallettel Kyle Jenkins-Tyler Ganly; Colton White-Alex Gudbranson; Kevin Spinozzi-Mac Clutsam; Matt Murray
-Sudbury Lines: Connor Crisp-Dominik Kahun-Dominik Kubalik; Nathan Pance-Mathew Campagna-Nicholas Baptiste; Ray Huether-Jacob Harris-Matt Schmalz; Connor Burgess-David Zeppieri; Jeff Corbett-Kevin Raine; Evan deHaan-Jimmy McDowell; Kyle Capobianco-Connor Cummins; Stefan Leblanc; Franky Palazzese
-Game s underway with the Greyhounds carrying the play early on and mathew Jared McCann gets the team on the board at 2:19 but the Wolves come back and NIcholas Baptiste redirects a feed from Mathew Campagna to tie the game at 4:01
-Jorgen Karterud converts a feed from Sergey Tolchinsky at 9:46 and it's 2-1 Greyhounds
-Just 34 seconds later Campagna takes a Greyhounds turnover and feeds Nathan Pancel at the side of the goal for an easy tap in and it's tied at two
-Tyler Gaudet gives the Greyhoundds the lead heading into the second period after Mitchell Dempsey can't get the initial chance off in the slot
-Sudbury holds a 12-10 shot edge through one period as the two teams are back our for period two
-Matt Murray comes up with a pair of saves on an early 2nd period Wolves power play to keep the Greyhounds up by a goal
-Dominik Kubalik scored stick side on Matt Murray on a breakaway pass from Dominik Kahun to tie the game at three only to see Jared McCann score his second of the night just 22 seconds later, giving the Greyhounds a 4-3 lead. McCann beats Wolves goaltender Franky Palazzese from the left circle high glove
-Sergey Tolchinsky puts on a stickhandling clinic on his last shift. Greyhounds with some good pressure of late in the mid-stages of the second period
-Dylan Staples in the slot converts a pass from Tyler Gaudet to give the Greyhounds a 5-3 lead with 7:20 left in the period. Staples beats Palazzese stick side on the play
-Tolchinsky can't get a shot off on a two-on-one with Mitchell Dempsey after a nice defensive play by Sudbury's Jimmy McDowell with just over six minutes left in the frame
-Sergey Tolchinsky one-times a feed from Mac Clutsam in the right faceoff circle on the power play before Michael Bunting picked up his first OHL goal on a shot from the slot that catches Palazzese five-hole to make it 7-3 Greyhounds. The goals came 59 seconds apart
-Jared McCann gets his third of the night, a shot high glove side from the right faceoff circle after a feed from Tolchinsky and it's 8-3 Greyhounds through 40 minutes
-3rd period is underway, shots sit at 29-25 Greyhounds
-Jared McCann continues to fire away, this time with a shot from the left faceoff circle, through a crowd, high stick side up under the crossbar on Troy Timpano, who came in to start the third period in relief of Franky Palazzese
-Quick Greyhounds stats update in the latter stages of the third period...McCann - 4 goal; Tolchinsky - 1 goal, 3 assists; Gaudet - 1 goal, 1 assist; Fritsch - 2 assists; Watling - 2 assists; Staples - 1 goal; Karterud - 1 goal; Bunting - 1 goal; Dempsey - 1 assist; Spinozzi - 1 assist; Hughes - 1 assist; Clutsam - 1 assist, Jenkins - 1 assist
-Brandon Hughes makes it an even 10 for the Greyhounds on a loose puck in the slot
-10-3 final for the Greyhounds over Sudbury. CHeck back with SooToday.com later tonight for full game details