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Live Blog: Soo Greyhounds vs. Plymouth Whalers (7:56 p.m. Update)

Welcome to's live blog of this evenings game between the Plymouth Whalers and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds at the Essar Centre. The game, originally scheduled for 2 p.m., was moved back to 5 p.m.

Welcome to's live blog of this evenings game between the Plymouth Whalers and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds at the Essar Centre.

The game, originally scheduled for 2 p.m., was moved back to 5 p.m. to give the Whalers time to arrive in town after playing at home last night. The Whalers dropped a 6-2 decision at home to the Sarnia Sting last night.

Continue to refresh your browser throughout the night for the latest updates from the arena.


7:56 p.m. Update

Greyhounds coach Sheldon Keefe called the Greyhounds kill of Plymouth's five-on-three man advantage late in the second period a difference in the win. The Greyhounds coach did not go into detail about Jared McCann's lack of ice time in the final two periods. He would only call it a coaching decision.

Whalers coach Mike Velucci wouldn't call the five-on-three a turning point. The Whalers coach said the Greyhounds rebounding for two quick goals after the Whalers went up 2-1 was more of a turning point in the hockey game.

Greyhounds forward Bryan Moore had his 11-game point streak snapped in Sudnay's win.

7:11 p.m. Update

Andrew Fritsch scores into an empty Plymouth net for the Greyhounds with 16 seconds left to seal a 4-2 win for the shots were 39-30 Greyhounds

7:06 p.m. Update

3 minutes left and the Greyhounds continue to hold a 3-2 lead over the Whalers

6:59 p.m. Update

Jared McCann has seen no ice time since early in the second period. The sophomore forward remains on the Greyhounds bench but has not seen a shift since early in the second period

6:56 p.m. Update

With 9:10 left in the second period, Gianluca Curcuruto is now headed to the penalty box for the Whalers

6:52 p.m. Update

Mitch Jones off for high sticking for the Whalers nearing the midway point of the third period. Greyhounds still lead 3-2

6:40 p.m. Update

Greyhounds kill off the rest of the Ganly penalty and the two teams are back to five-on-five action

6:39 p.m. Update

Third period about to get underway as the Greyhounds look to kill off 37 seconds of power play time to start the period

6:21 p.m. Update

Greyhounds kill off the penalty to Nurse and have 37 seconds left in the penalty to Ganly as the second period comes to a close. Greyhounds lead 3-2 through 40 minutes while the shots are even at 26 apiece

6:16 p.m. Update

Darnell Nurse to the box for high sticking and the Whalers to a five-on-three for two minutes

6:15 p.m. Update

With eight second sleft in a penalty to Bryan Moore, Tyler Ganly is hit with a double minor for high sticking

6:08 p.m. Update

David Miller in the slot takes a nice feed from Jorgen Karterud and slips the puck past Bowman...3-2 Sault Ste. Marie

6:06 p.m. Update

Tyler Gaudet with a shot from the left circle beats Zack Bowman glove side...2-2

6:03 p.m. Update

Matt Mistele going to the net redirects a feed from Bryce Yetman past Matt Murray...2-1 Plymouth

5:56 p.m. Update

Patrick Watling going to the net on a two-on-one converts a feed from Blake Speers on the left win...1-1 tie

5:51 p.m. Update

Second period is underway

5:35 p.m. Update

One period in the books at the Essar Centre as the Plymouth Whalers lead the Soo Greyhounds 1-0. Shots are 14-9 Greyhounds.

5:30 p.m. Update

Conor Chatham bangs home a loose puck in tight past Matt Murray to get the WHalers on the board...1-0 Plymouth

5:28 p.m. Update

Quick period thus far. Under five minutes left in the opening period and still scoreless. Shots are currently 11-6 Greyhounds

5:18 p.m. Update

Nurse is back for the Greyhounds

5:12 p.m. Update

Some bad news for the Greyhounds as Darnell Nurse heads straight to the dressing room with a leg injury. Greyhounds hit with a too many men penalty on the play as well

5:07 p.m. Update

Game is underway at the Essar Centre

Pre-Game Update

Lineups are set

Sault Ste. Marie: Colton White, Trent Mallette, Michael Bunting (torn MCL, out up to seven weeks), Jean Dupuy (concussion)

Plymouth: Danny Vanderwiel (injured), Jordan Addesi, Yannick Rathgeb, Brook Hiddink

Sault Ste. Marie: Bryan Moore-Jared McCann-Andrew Fritsch, Patrick Watling-Tyler Gaudet-Blake Speers, Jorgen Karterud-David Miller-Sergey Tolchinsky, Brandon Hughes-Dylan Corson-Keigan Goetz; Darnell Nurse-Alex Gudbranson, Tyler Hore-Tyler Ganly, David Eccles-Kyle Jenkins; Matt Murray

Plymouth: Vincent Scognamiglio-Francesco Vilardi-Connor Chatham, Liam Dunda-Victor Crus Rydberg-Connor Sills, Matt Mistele-Zach Lorentz-Bryce Yetman, Carter Sandlak-Cullen Mercer-Ryan Hartman; Alex Peters-Gianluca Curcuruto, Nick Malysa-Josh Wesley, Mitch Jones-Mathieu Henderson; Zack Bowman

Sault Ste. Marie: Jorgen Karterud-David Miller-Sergey Tolchinsky, David Eccles-Kyle Jenkins, Matt Murray

Plymouth: Vincent Scognamiglio-Francesco Vilardi-Connor Chatham, Mitch Jones-Josh Wesley, Zack Bowman


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