Seven Up


Randy Russon
By
April 30, 2018

There’s nothing quite like quenching a playoff thirst than with the refreshing taste of a Game 7. Mmmmm. Bring it on, baby.

For the second straight series, Soo Greyhounds will play host to a seventh-and-deciding game.

This time it will be the Kitchener Rangers who will provide a Game 7 showdown for the Greyhounds, who previously upended the Owen Sound Attack in a deciding match in the second round of the Ontario Hockey League Western Conference playoffs.

Tonight’s Game 7 has a slated 7:07 p.m. start in downtown Houndtown.

Playing at home on Sunday afternoon, No. 2 seed Kitchener forced tonight’s game that will decide the Western Conference title by taking a 4-3 overtime victory over no. 1 ranked Soo.

Greyhound nemesis Kole Sherwood scored his 14th goal of the playoffs as the overtime winner and Sault Ste. Marie native Mario Culina had a spectacular 45-save outing to spark the Rangers to the stunning Game 6 victory.

The Greyhounds carried momentum into the overtime after Taylor Raddysh tallied two late third-period goals to tie the game 3-3.

But Culina made a couple of game-saving stops before fellow overager Sherwood netted the OT winner.

The winner of tonight’s game will advance to the OHL finals against the Eastern Conference champion Hamilton Bulldogs.

PHOTO: Kole Sherwood of the Kitchener Rangers celebrates his game winning overtime goal with teammates. (Photo by Mathew McCarthy/Waterloo Region Record.)


What you think about “Seven Up”

  1. Should be a great game tonight. I wish Smith and Sherwood would have played in my era, they wouldn’t have made it through a period with those kind of antics. A nice old fashion beat down is what they both need. Go Hounds Go !!!!

  2. A stick to the groin of Boris Katchouk, no suspension.
    Sandin is the recipient of a blindside hit with an intent to injure, no suspension.
    Giviani Smith gives the middle finger to the Hounds bench, he is out two games.
    Justice in the OHL.

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