Which Hounds will show up?

March 31, 2016

Soo Greyhounds may have a 2-1 series lead but it’s the visiting Sarnia Sting that has the momentum heading into Game 4 tonight at the Essar Centre.

In a best-of-seven, Ontario Hockey League Western Conference playoff series in which the home team has yet to win a game, Sarnia seized the momentum advantage with a 5-2 victory over a sloppy Soo squad on Tuesday night.

The Greyhounds seemed to lack drive and determination in the Game 3 clunker and goalie Brandon Halverson, who was a standout in Game 1 and 2 victories, faltered noticeably in the 5-2 defeat.

Halverson was not alone in the sub-par performance department in Game 3.

Aside from forwards Blake Speers, Bobby MacIntyre and Frankie Pucci, the Hounds appeared to be a step behind the Sting throughout the Game 3 match. In fact, Pucci, in just his fifth OHL contest in his third season at the major junior level, may have made a case for more playing time with his Game 3 effort.

But it’s the players who are viewed as key performers who need to elevate their effort tonight if the Hounds are going to take what is a pivotal Game 4.

PHOTO: Captain Blake Speers was one of just a few Greyhounds who played well in a Game 3 defeat to Sarnia. (Photo by Ali Pearson.)

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