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Live Blog Soo Greyhounds vs. Kitchener Rangers (9:39 p.m. Update)

Welcome to's live blog of this evenings Ontario Hockey League game between the Kitchener Rangers and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds at the Essar Centre. The game is the first of two games at home this weekend for the Greyhounds.

Welcome to's live blog of this evenings Ontario Hockey League game between the Kitchener Rangers and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds at the Essar Centre.

The game is the first of two games at home this weekend for the Greyhounds. The game is also the fourth and final meeting of the season between the Rangers and the Greyhounds. The Greyhounds are coming off a shootout win in Sudbury on Wednesday night.

Check back later tonight for a full story

9:39 p.m. Update

Greyhounds coach Sheldon Keefe called the second period tough to watch and wasn't pleased with the Greyhounds play but calls it a learning experience heading towards the playoffs.

Rangers coach Troy Smith called the early parts of the second period a crucial time for the Rangers and a goal or two could have made a difference

9:17 p.m. Update

Greyhounds hold on for a 2-1 win over the Rangers

9:14 p.m. Update

Brent Pedersen bangs in a loose puck after Scott Teskey and Matia Marcantuoni are stopped initially and it's 2-1 Greyhounds. With goaltender Jordan DeKort out, Pedersen hits the post with just under 30 seconds left

9:10 p.m. Update

3:51 left in the game and the Greyhounds continue to lead by a pair of goals

9:02 p.m. Update

Moments after the Greyhounds kill of a penalty to Bryan Moore, Frank Hora heads to the box for Kitchener to give the Greyhounds a power play with 8:53 left in the period

8:59 p.m. Update

Blake Speers beats Jordan DeKort after Charley Graaskamp can't get the initial shot off. Graaskamp takes a drop pass in tight on the Rangers goal to start the play...2-0 Greyhounds

8:46 p.m. Update

Third period about to get underway between the Rangers and Greyhounds

8:28 p.m. Update

SLow start to the period for the Greyhounds but they come on late and apply some pressure....1-0 Greyhounds through 40 minutes. Shots in the period were 11-9 Kitchener and are 18-15 Sault Ste. Marie overall

8:12 p.m. Update

Greyhounds continue to lead 1-0 midway through the second period. Brandon Halverson much busier this periuod. Shots are 9-1 Rangers. Kitchener playing much better

7:58 p.m. Update

Second period is underway and the Greyhounds are shorthanded for the first two minutes after the Greyhounds hit with a too many men penalty at the end of the opening period

7:42 p.m. Update

20 minutes in the books and the Greyhounds are up 1-0, outshooting the Rangers 9-4 in the opening period

7:39 p.m. Update

Fanelli off again for the Rangers with 2:21 left in the opening period. Greyhounds back to the power play

7:34 p.m. Update

Rangers get their second power play of the night as Dylan Corson is called for holding the stick

7:31 p.m. Update

Ben Fanelli off for high sticking and the Greyhounds head to their second power play of the night

7:27 p.m. Update

On a delayed penalty call, Alex Gudbranson picks up the puck in the right faceoff circle and his shot beats Jordan DeKort high short (glove) side...1-0 Greyhounds

7:23 p.m. Update

Dylan DiPerna off for holding and the Greyhounds head to their first power play

7:16 p.m. Update

Rangers get the first power play of the night 2:26 in as the Greyhounds caught for too many men

7:11 p.m. Update

Game time is upon is. Puck is down and w'ere underway

Pre-Game Update

Lineups are set

Sault Ste. Marie: Keigan Goetz, David Eccles, Trent Mallette, Michael Bunting (knee injury)

Kitchener: Nick Magyar, Max Iafrate, Paxton Leroux, Justin Bailey

Sault Ste. Marie: Sergey Tolchinsky-Jared McCann-Andrew Fritsch, Jean Dupuy-David Miller-Dylan Corson, Patrick Watling-Tyler Gaudet-Bryan Moore, Jorgen Karterud-Charley Graaskamp-Blake Speers; Darnell Nurse-Alex Gudbranson, Kyle Jenkins-Tyler Ganly, Tyler Hore-Colton White; Brandon Halverson

Kitchener: Darby Llewellyn-Curtis Meighan-Scott Teskey, Mason Kohn-Ryan MacInnis-Brandon Robinson, Brent Pedersen-Matia Marcantuoni-Dominik Kubalik, Mark Bzowey-Jimmy Soper-Mike Davies; Ben Fanelli-Frank Hora, Doug Blaisdell-Dylan DiPerna, Dmitri Sergeev-Logan Schmidt; Jordan DeKort

Sault Ste. Marie:Patrick Watling-Tyler Gaudet-Bryan Moore; Darnell Nurse-Alex Gudbranson; Brandon Halverson

Kitchener: Brent Pederson-Matia Marcantuoni-Dominik Kubalik; Ben Fanelli-Frank Hora; Jordan DeKort