Last night at Memorial Gardens, the Soo Greyhounds looked to get back on the winning track after dropping an 8-3 decision in Ottawa last weekend. With division rival Sarnia in town The Greyhounds were in tough. The game also was the first for newcomers Dwight LaBrosse and Derek Hennessey, who were picked up in a deal with Guelph that saw Brett Trudell go the other way.
LaBrosse got the start for the Hounds and played well until getting hurt during the 2nd period. On a Sarnia dump in LaBrosse came out to play the puck only to see the puck take a funny bounce off the corner boards. In attempting to dive back to grab the loose puck, Sarnia's Joey Tenute, also going for the loose puck ran into LaBrosse.
The Hounds goaltender lay on the ice for several minutes before being helped from the ice by teammates. The game was tied at 3 at the time of the incident. Joey Biasucci came in to finish out the game. Overall the game was chippy, with many stoppages being marred by pushing and shoving.
The Greyhounds had the lead early in the 3rd only to see Sarnia come back and tie the game. The Hounds at one point early in the 3rd period held a 5-3 advantage but power play goals by Kris Newbury, his second of 2 goals on the night, on a 2-man advantage and Dave Pszenyczny at 3:43 and 8:12 respectively of the 3rd period got the Sting the tie. Daniel Carcillo and Joey Tenute had the other Sarnia goals. The Greyhounds received goals from Petr Taticek, Trevor Daley, Adam Chapman, Rob Hisey and Mike Melinko.
The two teams' power plays were factors in the game with the Sting scoring 3 power play goals and the Hounds scoring twice with the man advantage. LaBrosse stopped 17 of 20 shots while Biasucci stopped 23 of 25 shots. Robert Gherson stopped 30 shots in the Sarnia goal. Next action for the Greyhounds is Friday night when the Erie Otters make their only appearance at Memorial Gardens. Start time for the game is 7:30 p.m.