Ontario Hockey League Playoffs
Western Conference Semifinal
Owen Sound Attack 4 Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 2
( The best of 7 is tied 2-2 )
Attack 4 Greyhounds 2
Nick Suzuki & Jonah Gadjovich both had a goal & an assist for Owen Sound.
Chase Campbell opened the scoring for the Attack 2 minutes into the game and that lead stood through the first 20 minutes.
In the second period while killing a penalty, Gadjovich stole the puck for the Attack but was denied on the break in by Soo netminder Joseph Raaymakers. However, Suzuki followed up and beat a sprawling Raaymakers on the rebound to make it 2-0.
Just as the Greyhounds power play expired, Boris Katchouk fired one past Michael McNiven to cut the Owen Sound lead to 2-1, which stood through the remainder of the period.
In the 3rd period, with Greyhounds 2 men short, Petrus Palmu scored his 9th of the playoffs to restore Owen Sound's 2 goal lead.
In his career, Palmu has 13 playoff goals for Owen Sound & sits 5th all time ( Adam Mair 17, Jason Campbell, Wes Goldie & Robbie Mignardi 15 ).
After killing off the remainder of the match penalty to Bobby MacIntyre ( slew footing ), the Greyhounds once again pulled to within one when Morgan Frost danced his way into the Owen Sound zone in a 4 on 4 sequence and beat McNiven from the high slot.
However, just 31 seconds later with the teams still 4 on 4, Gadjovich scored unassisted to make the final 4-2 for Owen Sound.
Game 5 is Friday night at Sault Ste Marie ( 6:30 pm for Terry's Trailer Service-Kia of Owen Sound Bearadio on 560 CFOS )
Game 6 is Sunday night at 6 pm at the Harry Lumley-Bayshore Community Centre
Tickets for Game 6 go on sale Wednesday morning at 9 am at the MacVicar-McComb Remax Box Office
Season Ticket holders have until 1 pm Saturday afternoon to claim their tickets. After 1 pm Saturday, all unclaimed tickets will go on sale to the General Public
1, Owen Sound, Campbell 1 (Sushko), 2:07.
Penalties-Katchouk Ssm (high sticking), 6:52; MacIntyre Ssm (slashing), 12:43; Centorame Os (high sticking), 12:43; Hancock Os (tripping), 19:10.
2, Owen Sound, Suzuki 5 (Gadjovich), 4:49 (SH).
3, Sault Ste. Marie, Katchouk 7 (Speers, Miller), 6:10.
Penalties-Roberts Os (boarding), 4:10; Struthers Os (cross checking), 8:17; Schmalz Os (roughing), 15:30; Speers Ssm (interference), 17:32.
4, Owen Sound, Palmu 9 (Centorame, Suzuki), 8:20 (PP).
5, Sault Ste. Marie, Frost 2 (Hollowell, Carroll), 15:38.
6, Owen Sound, Gadjovich 3 16:09.
Penalties-Speers Ssm (cross checking), 0:38; MacIntyre Ssm (match-slew foot), 5:46; Katchouk Ssm (high sticking), 7:58; Katchouk Ssm (misc-usc), 8:20; Struthers Os (slashing), 11:59; Verbeek Ssm (cross checking), 14:39; Phillips Os (check from behind), 14:39.
Shots on Goal-
Sault Ste. Marie 5-13-9-27.
Owen Sound 11-10-20-41.
Power Play Opportunities-
Sault Ste. Marie 0 / 5;
Owen Sound 1 / 5.
Sault Ste. Marie, Raaymakers (41 shots-37 saves).
Owen Sound, McNiven (27 shots-25 saves).
Referees-Scott Oakman (23), Joe Monette (25).
Linesmen-Drew Jackson (57), Justin Knaggs (92).