Hot Dogs of the Soo are # 1

October 15, 2014

They have a perfect record of 7-0 thus far this season and have out-scored the opposition 36-14 in the process.

To be sure, the Soo Greyhounds are no. 1 in the Ontario Hockey League, albeit just ahead of the 6-0 Erie Otters.

It is hard not to like this Greyhound team, which got stronger last week with the return of late-developing, overage forward Jean Dupuy from an American Hockey League tryout.

Without question, graduated general manager Kyle Dubas has left the Greyhounds in tip-top shape for head coach Sheldon Keefe to build on the 95 points that the team piled up in 2013-2014.

Goalie Brandon Halverson, a National Hockey League prospect of the New York Rangers, has shrugged off the concerns about his sometimes-jittery ways as a 2013-2014 rookie to look cool, calm, collected and confident through the early going of 2014-2015.

In the minds of many, as Halverson goes, so will the Greyhounds go in 2014-2015.

And as the Hounds are 7-0, Halverson is 6-0 with a 2.33 goals-against-average and .927 save percentage.

In front of Halverson, the blueline is OHL-game ready and the forward lines that feature Sergey Tolchinsky, Jared McCann, Blake Speers, David Miller, Dupuy et al are deep and experienced.

It is mid October and the grit and grind of five more months of games remains to be played.

But coach Keefe is not one to rest on a winning streak and his approach to the game and his own personal goals make this talented lot of Greyhounds even more dogged, determined and dangerous.

PHOTO: Soo Greyhounds goalie Brandon Halverson has won all six of his starts thus far this OHL season.

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  1. Randy: I’m pretty sure the Greyhounds hold the OHL record for home wins in a season as they were something like 33 and 0, their fans never seeing them lose a game. This was about 30 years ago and I remember because I know one of their goalies from that season. This current team could be taking a run at that record.

    1. Fanman, I remember that Hounds team of 1984-1985 well, 33-0 record at home and Scott Mosey and Marty Abrams were the goalies. Gerry Iuliano also played goal that season until the Hounds picked up Mosey in a trade with the Guelph Platers.

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