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Hounds season ends in 1-0 loss

April 4, 2008 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Youngstown SteelHounds News Release

Youngstown, Ohio - The season came to an end for the Youngstown SteelHounds on Friday night as they fell to the Colorado Eagles 1-0 in game five of the Northern Conference Semifinals. The Eagles won the series 4-1. The shutout loss is the first time it has happened at the Chevrolet Centre since March 17, 2006.

Youngstown out shot Colorado 14-8 in a scoreless first period. The lone goal came on the power play as Riley Nelson put home a backhand from Greg Pankewicz and Aaron Schneekloth at 9:03 of the second period to give the Eagles the 1-0 win. Colorado out shot the Hounds 17-9 for the period and 36-32 for the game. The Eagles were 1-4 for the game and 9-31 in the series on the power play. Youngstown was 0-5 with the man advantage for the night. Sebastien Laplante made 32 saves to pick up his second shutout of the series. Kevin Beech made 35 saves on 36 shots in a losing effort.

Counting the playoffs the Hounds finish the season with a franchise best 40 wins. The Youngstown SteelHounds thank all of their fans for the best season in franchise history. For more information on 2008-09 season tickets call (330) 747-PUCK or crash the net at

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