Late goal gives Greyhounds win over Niagara IceDogs (with video)

A late goal by Keigan Goetz handed the Niagara IceDogs their second straight loss Saturday night in Sault Ste. Marie.

The teams each scored a power play goal in the first period. Jordan Maletta jumped on a rebound and buried it past Brandon Halverson midway through the frame, while the Greyhounds would strike with just seconds remaining as Blake Speers tied the game up.

Some great work by Cody Payne and Maletta led to Maletta’s second goal of the night, as he fired one right through Halverson at the 11:46 mark of the second period. IceDogs goaltender Brent Moran made a series of great saves to preserve the lead heading into the final frame.

The lead evaporated early in the third, however, when Gabe Guertler beat Moran with a quick snap shot. Another late goal gave the Greyhounds the lead and, ultimately, the win, when Keigan Goetz put the puck in through a mad scramble in the crease.

The IceDogs hit the road again when they play the Mississauga Steelheads Friday night in Mississauga.

Read Game Report from SaultStar.com

Video Highlights of Game Courtesy of www.local2.ca

GAME SUMMARY

SCORING

FIRST PERIOD
NIA MALETTA (1) (MANTHA, JENKINS) 6:46 PP
SSM SPEERS (2) (MILLER, TOLCHINSKY) 19:57 PP

SECOND PERIOD
NIA MALETTA (2) (UNASSISTED) 11:46

THIRD PERIOD
SSM GUERTLER (2) (TOLCHINSKY, BOURAMMAN) 1:39
SSM GOETZ (1) (MOORE, GUERTLER) 19:17

SHOTS
NIA 14 – 10 – 13 = 37
SSM 9 – 12 – 9 = 30

PPS
NIA 1-for-3
SSM 1-for-6

Kevin Legros
Kevin Legros is the Executive Editor of LocalSportsReport.com and the Managing Editor of the OHL Blog. He follows all local sports in the Niagara Region including the Niagara IceDogs, where he has been a season ticket holder since the first season. Kevin was involved in the process of planning for the IceDogs new home arena, the Meridian Centre, which included sitting as a member of the Mayor's Task Force Committee, the St. Catharines Entertainment and Sports Complex Advocacy Committee and the Meridian Centre Fundraising Task Force Committee.