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Special Teams the Difference as Attack Drop First of Weekend Double Header

January 15, 2022 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Owen Sound Attack News Release

Owen Sound saw three power play goals against and gave up a shorthanded goal to open the scoring, a special teams played the difference for the SOO Grey Hounds Saturday night, as they took the first of a weekend double-header by a 5-2 score.

It was a completely different game for the Bears compared to Wednesday night, as they were on the wrong end of strong offensive pressure and limited time to make plays.

It looked like Owen Sound was going to survive the initial surge by the home Hounds, as the game was well over five minutes old, and still scoreless. The Attack were even granted the games first power play for their perseverance, but the Hounds maintained their pressure and were able to break through short-handed to open the scoring. The home team was then given their own power play opportunity, and the class of the West Division made sure it counted, taking a 2-0 lead with just over five minutes left in the opening period.

The two-goal lead would hold until nearly halfway through the second, when Attack forward Logan LeSage, stayed on a bouncing puck and was able to find room over the goalies shoulder, to bring Owen Sound to within a goal. The one goal margin didn't last long as the Hounds struck back and regained their two goal lead under a minute later.

It was then the Sault Ste. Marie local, Nicholas Porco getting his first as a Bear after Cedrick Guindon forced a turnover, bringing the Attack back within a goal.

The home team would get their two goal lead back with just seconds left on the clock, from Calgary Flames prospect Rory Kerins. The Hounds would add a fifth goal in the final period to cap off the victory.

After coming off his first shutout of the season Nick Chenard was solid in the Attack crease, stopping 33 of 38 shots. It seemed Chenard didn't go more than a minute of game time without seeing a shot, as he was busy from the drop of the puck.

The two teams will conclude the weekend series tomorrow afternoon in a matinee affair.

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