Hounds withstand Attack

Randy Russon
April 7, 2018

Soo Greyhounds flirted with danger on Friday night. Oh yes they did. But the best team in the Ontario Hockey League was able to escape the danger zone and avoid a second straight Attack.

Playing in front of a capacity crowd, the Greyhounds gave up leads of 2-0, 2-1, 3-2 and 4-3 to eke out a 5-4 overtime decision over the Owen Sound Attack.

The best-of-seven, second-round, Western Conference playoff series is now tied at a game apiece. The series shifts to Owen Sound for Games 3 and 4.

As Owen Sound pilfered the series opener 4-1 on Thursday, the Attack was every bit as lethal on Friday, even though it never had the lead in the fast-paced, evenly-matched contest.

Well-coached — very well-coached — by headmaster Todd Gill, Owen Sound came within an overtime goal of leaving Houndtown with a commanding series lead.

But give credit — lots of it — to the Greyhounds, who showed a resolve of their own and barely blinked despite the relentless Attack that kept battling back to tie the score.

Obvious cliche aside, what a game it was.

Superlatives aplenty could well describe Friday’s Game 2.

Yes, the mighty Greyhounds almost lost it. But they didn’t. They won it.

And what matters now — to both sides, really — is that the series is tied.

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