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Attack Drop 6th Straight with Loss to GreyHounds

February 20, 2022 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Owen Sound Attack News Release

It's been a rough month of February for the Owen Sound Attack, as they dropped their 6th straight game Saturday night, falling 4-1 to the visiting SOO GreyHounds.

As the Attack get deeper into the latter half of the season, they find themselves fighting tooth and nails to remain in a playoff position.

It was another night where the Attack we hard on the fore-check and created plenty of scoring opportunities, but it was the same old story as the past 5 games, as the Bears were unable to finish.

It was shortly after a pair of quality chances by the Attack, that the GreyHounds opened the scoring and grabbed a 1-0 lead. It was Hounds forward Owen Allard, who forced a neutral zone turnover, before he displayed some great hand-eye, by batting a rebound out of midair.

The Hounds would double their lead in the latter half of the first period, as trade deadline acquisition Jack Thompson found a lane through traffic, beating Attack goalie Corbin Votary on the glove side.

Trailing 2-0 heading into the second period, the Attack were not deterred from keeping their tempo up and pressing on the offence. Unlike the first however, the Hounds did a good job keeping Owen Sound to the outside and not allowing many quality shots through.

It wasn't until a late period penalty kill, that the Attack were able to find the back of the net. It started when Cedrick Guindon pressured Thompson with a bouncing puck at the blue line, forcing a turnover and giving the Attack a 2-on-0 rush up ice. Guindon would feed Ethan Burroughs as they broke into the Hounds zone, and Burroughs froze Hounds goalie Tucker Tynan as he stared of Guindon before sliding the puck five-hole.

With the late period goal the Attack would come out in the third flying, looking for the tying goal. It was Hounds leading scorer Rory Kerins who finished of the Hounds own 2-on-0 to put them up 3-1. The Attack had chances, but the game got iced when Thompson found the empty net late in the game from his own goal line to give the SOO the 4-1 lead.

Votary saw his first action since late January, and made a highlight reel save late in the first to keep the score 2-0.

Owen Sound is back in action Monday afternoon as they travel to Guelph to meet the Storm in a rescheduled game from Jan. 7th. The game can be seen on Rogers TV and is free to view on CHL TV.

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