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COLIZZA POPS FOUR IN JR. HOUNDS' WIN

The NOJHL's best offensive team continued their scoring assault on Wednesday night as the Soo Jr. Greyhounds posted a convincing 15-1 victory over the visiting Espanola Screaming Eagles. Sammy Colizza was the offensive catalyst for the Jr.
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The NOJHL's best offensive team continued their scoring assault on Wednesday night as the Soo Jr. Greyhounds posted a convincing 15-1 victory over the visiting Espanola Screaming Eagles.

Sammy Colizza was the offensive catalyst for the Jr. Hounds with four goals and six points.

Despite outshooting the Screaming Eagles in the first period 16-7 and outplaying them for most of the period, the Jr. Hounds lead the game just 3-1 on goals by Jacob King, Luke Stellmach, his first of two on the night, and newcomer Kelly Thompson. Josh Bigras scored the Espanola goal.

In the second period, the Jr. Hounds continued to dominate with a seven-goal outburst. Two goals by Colizza and singles by Jeff Rainville -- who had five points on the night -- Brian Rempel, Matt Hall, Justin Towell and Barnabas Birkeland gave the locals a 10-1 lead after two periods.

In the third period, Colizza capped off a career evening with two more goals, while Stellmach and Hall scored their second goals of the night and Joey Coccimiglio rounded out the scoring.

The Jr. Hounds kept Espanola goaltender Ethan Gazdic busy sending 62 shots his way on the evening. At the other end Rob Cundari stopped 19 of the 20 shots he faced on the night.

Meanwhile, Dave Harrison is reporting to SooToday.com that the Screaming Eagles are for sale and that ownership is hoping that not only does the team remain in Espanola, but that it becomes community owned.






Brad Coccimiglio

About the Author: Brad Coccimiglio

A graduate of Loyalist College’s Sports Journalism program, Brad Coccimiglio’s work has appeared in The Hockey News as well as online at FoxSports.com in addition to regular freelance work with SooToday before joining the team full time.
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