Gameday Preview: Greyhounds and Petes set for first meetingSaturday, October 19, 2013 by: Brad Coccimiglio
After an off-day on Friday night, the Soo Greyhounds are back in action Saturday night as they continue a three-game road trip.
The trip, which opened up on Thursday night in Barrie, takes the Greyhounds to Peterborough where they will take on the Petes in the first of two meetings this season between the two clubs.
Thursday’s trip opener saw the Greyhounds pick up a 1-0 win over the Colts to improve their record to 7-1-0-1 on the season. The win also stretched goaltender Matt Murray’s shutout streak to 144:03, which also included a shutout over the Windsor Spitfires.
Blake Speers had the lone goal of the game for the Greyhounds.
Meanwhile, the Petes are also coming off a Thursday night game. Peterborough picked up a 4-3 win on home ice against the Mississauga Steelheads. Goaltender Andrew D’Agostini stopped 34 shots while Stephen Pierog had a goal and an assist in the win. Steven Lorentz, Nick Ritchie and Connor Bolan also scored.
The Petes enter the game second in the East Division with a 6-3-0-1 record and 13 points, four points behind the Kingston Frontenacs and Oshawa Generals, who sit tied atop the division standings.
The Petes are led offensively by Ritchie (six goals, three asssts), Eric Cornel (four goals, five assists) and Nelson Amrstrong (nine assists) who all have nine points through 10 games. Brandon Devlin, Stephen Nosad and Jonatan Tanus all sit in second in team scoring with eight points each.
With an assist in Thursday’s win in Barrie, Jared McCann took sole-possession of the Greyhounds scoring lead with seven goals and 14 points while Sergey Tolchinsky is second with seven goals and 13 points heading into Saturday’s game.
The Greyhounds are first in the West Division, three points ahead of the Plymouth Whalers and Saginaw Spirit. The Greyhounds hold three games in hand as well on both teams.
Other games around the league on Saturday night include:
- Erie vs. Ottawa (7:00 p.m.)
- Niagara vs. Belleville (7:00 p.m.)
- Sudbury vs. Mississauga (7:00 p.m.)
- Windsor vs. London (7:05 p.m.)
- Saginaw vs. Sarnia (7:11 p.m.)
- Barrie vs. Plymouth (7:30 p.m.)
- Owen Sound vs. Kingston (7:30 p.m.)