Gameday Preview: Greyhounds end homestand against FrontenacsSaturday, October 26, 2013 by: Brad Coccimiglio
Call it an opportunity for some revenge.
The Soo Greyhounds wrap up a three-game homestand on Saturday night when they host the Kingston Frontenacs in a 7:07 p.m. start at the Essar Centre.
For the Greyhounds, it’s an opportunity t face the only team that has beaten them in regulation time this season. The teams, who meet just twice during the regular season, last met on Oct. 6 at the K-Rock Centre in Kingston where the Frontenacs handed the Greyhounds a 3-2 loss which is their only regulation loss as the Greyhounds have jumped out to a 10-1-0-2 record this season.
The Frontenacs, meanwhile, have also enjoyed some early-season success. The team currently sits in a first-place tie in the East Division with the Oshawa Generals after posting a 8-2-1-2 record in 13 games.
The Frontenacs enter Saturday’s contest coming off a 3-0 loss in Sudbury on Friday night. Overage goaltender Matt Mahalak made 38 saves in the loss.
The Greyhounds are coming off a 7-5 win over the Belleville Bulls at home on Friday night. For full details from the game, click here.
For a recap of all of Friday's action around the league, click here.
Saturday’s matchup will feature four of the Ontario Hockey League’s top 20 scorers. Greyhound forwards Sergey Tolchinsky (fourth – 26 points) and Jared McCann (18th – 18 points) and Frontenacs forwards Henri Ikonen (10th – 21 points) and Sam Bennett (11th – 20 points) have all gotten off to strong starts this season.
Greyhounds goaltender Matt Murray continues to lead the OHL in goals against average (1.97) while Mahalak is seventh with a GAA of 2.90. Murray also remains as the league leader in save percentage (0.932).
Saturday night is also the annual Pink in the Rink event supporting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The team is also auctioning off the special pink jerseys they will wear in the game to raise money.
Other games around the OHL on Saturday night include:
- Erie vs. Peterborough (7:00 p.m.)
- Sudbury vs. Belleville (7:00 p.m.)
- Oshawa vs. Mississauga (7:05 p.m.)
- Plymouth vs. Sarnia (7:05 p.m.)
- Saginaw vs. Barrie (7:11 p.m.)
Don't forget to check in on SooToday.com's live blog from the game as we update throughout the night from the arena.