The AAA Midget first place Soo Greyhounds hit the road for their first of three road games with their opening game at the Don Shepherdson Memorial Arena in New Liskeard on November 25th in a Great North Midget League match – up against the seventh place New Liskeard Cubs.
52 seconds into the first, Owen Shier fires a pass to Noah Boman to give the Soo a 1 – 0 lead at the 19:18 mark of the opening period. Caleb Wood sinks the Greyhounds second of the game at 16:56 of the period with assists coming from Tristan Cicchello and Camaryn Baber. With the Soo shorthanded, defenseman Kelly Quevillon found forward Lucas Theriault at 15:09 of the first to bring the Greyhounds lead to 3 – 0. Jordan Legros pulls the Cubs within two with 4:46 left in the first with a pass from New Liskeard’s Devin Williamson.
Steven Bellini assisted on Greyhound Nolan Ford’s goal to give the Soo a 4 – 1 lead at 15:15 of the second. With the visitors on a power play with 8:52 left in the second was Chicchello setting up Baber’s goal for the Soo. With an unassisted goal, Keam Chartrand scored New Liskeards second goal of the game with 4:44 of the middle stanza. Parker Morgan gives the Greyhounds a 6 – 2 win over the Cubs to open up their three game road trip, Quevillon registered his second point of the game with a helper on Morgan’s goal at 4:17 of the third. Both Soo goaltenders Ryan Cook and Garrett Boyonski saw action between the pipes in the Greyhounds 15th win of the 2016 – 2017 season.
In game two on Saturday evening in Kapuskasing to face the third place Flyers, Quevillon sinks the Soo’s first goal of the game at 11:31 of the first with Jesse Soltys and Cicchello adding the assists. Mathieu Parent and Jacy Filion set up Kapuskasing’s Samuel Bourdages goal to even the game 1 – 1 with 32 seconds left in the second. Bourdages gives the Flyers their first lead of the game 2:22 into the third with a Kapuskasing goal. With 6:53 left in the game, Owen Shier and Bradon Caruso set up Nik Gervais’ goal to even the game 2 – 2. 49 seconds into overtime, Bourdages registers a hat trick to give Kapuskasing a 3 – 2 win over the Soo. Boyonski and Cook both played for the Greyhounds in Kapuskasing.
In a penalty filled contest in an afternoon matinee at the McIntyre Arena in Timmins, the Soo hit the ice for their third game in three days against the seventh place Majors. Riley Robitaille finds the back of the Soo’s net 9:59 into the opening period to give the Majors a 1 – 0 lead with Evan Kentish – Stack and Cameron Chisholm adding the assists. The Soo’s Dale Armstrong fires a pass to Greyhound Gervais to even the game 1 – 1 at 5:18 of the period. With 2:51 left in the first, Theriault and Morgan set up the Soo’s go –ahead goal scored by Caleb Wood. Theriault gives the Greyhounds a 3 – 1 lead at 9:43 of the second with a Soo unassisted marker. With Baber in the penalty box for tripping, Kentish – Stack brings Timmins within one on a Major power play. Chisholm had the assist on the power play goal at 6:39 of the period. Bellini and Baber had the contributors on Boman’s goal with 1:15 left in the second to increase the Greyhounds a 4 – 2 lead.
Tyler Nott sends a pass to the Soo’s Dale Armstrong 1:13 into the third to bring the lead to 5 – 2. Soltys sinks his first of the weekend at 18:14 of the period with Nott and Quevillon drawing the helpers. Scoring the Greyhounds seventh of the game, Gervais finds the back of the Majors net at 16:08 with Armstrong and Caruso adding the contributors. Riley Brousseau sinks Timmins third of the game at 11:04 of the third with assists coming from Austin Holmes and Nick Belisle. Cook and Boyonski had time in the crease for the Greyhounds in the Soo’s 7 – 3 win to give the GNML leaders a 2 – 1 record over the November 25th – 27th on the road.
The Greyhounds will now host the North Bay Trappers over the December 16th – 18th weekend at the John Rhodes Centre in Sault Ste Marie with game one on Friday in a 8:00 p.m start, Saturday in a 7:00 p.m start and wrapping up the weekend on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.