Ontario Hockey League Playoffs
Western Conference Semifinals
Owen Sound Attack 6 Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 2
( Owen Sound leads the best of 7; 2-1 )
Attack 6 Greyhounds 2
Kevin Hancock scored twice while netminder Olivier Lafreniere made 28 saves as the Attack took a 2-1 lead in the best of 7 series.
Maksim Sushko had 3 assists in the game including a very smart pass to a wide open Cade Robinson who scored to give Owen Sound a 2 goal bulge at 4-2 midway through the 2nd period.
Alan Lyszczarczyk ( with his 6th of the playoffs ), Aidan Dudas & Ethan Szypula also scored for Owen Sound who will host Game 4 on Wednesday night at the Harry Lumley-Bayshore Community Centre.
The lone blemish for Owen Sound was that power forward Jonah Gadjovich left the game after a collision in the 2nd period and did not return to the game.
Morgan Frost and Keeghan Howdeshell scored for the Greyhounds who tied the game twice at 1-1 & 2-2 before Dudas scored the eventual winner.
On the game, Sault Ste Marie outshot Owen Sound 30-27
Game 4 will be a 7 pm start Wednesday night.
1, Owen Sound, Hancock 4 (McKenzie, Durzi), 4:03 (PP).
2, Sault Ste. Marie, Frost 4 (Timmins, Hayton), 10:47 (PP).
Penalties-Hollowell Ssm (hooking), 3:43; Friend Os (tripping), 9:20.
3, Owen Sound, Lyszczarczyk 6 (Bourque, McKenzie), 0:24.
4, Sault Ste. Marie, Howdeshell 3 (Hollowell), 0:38.
5, Owen Sound, Dudas 2 (Sushko, Robinson), 7:11.
6, Owen Sound, Robinson 1 (Sushko, Bourque), 10:22.
Penalties-Szypula Os (kneeing), 1:35; Hollowell Ssm (slashing), 3:47; Bourque Os (interference), 8:09; Suzuki Os (hooking), 15:50.
7, Owen Sound, Hancock 5 (Sushko, Durzi), 6:35.
8, Owen Sound, Szypula 2 15:05.
Penalties-Sambrook Ssm (high sticking), 12:33; Verbeek Ssm (roughing), 14:55; Hancock Os (roughing), 14:55; Carroll Ssm (high sticking), 19:13.
Shots on Goal
Sault Ste. Marie 10-10-10-30.
Owen Sound 7-12-8-27.
Power Play Opportunities
Sault Ste. Marie 1 / 4;
Owen Sound 1 / 4.
Sault Ste. Marie, Villalta (27 shots-21 saves)
Owen Sound, Lafreniere (30 shots-28 saves).
Attendance = 3,200+
Referees-Joe Celestin (4), Mike Cairns (34).
Linesmen-Drew Jackson (57), Kevin Hastings (61).