SAULT STE. MARIE – The ability of a slow start can be a killer in junior hockey.
For the Soo Greyhounds, it wound up being the difference on Friday night as the Guelph Storm took an early lead en route to a 5-1 Ontario Hockey League victory at the GFL Memorial Gardens.
The Storm led just 2-1 through 20 minutes but outshot the home team 19-5 in the frame.
“We got outworked, in the first ten minutes especially,” said Greyhounds coach John Dean. “ON the second shift, we gave up three Grade-A chances in the first 30 seconds of that shift that (Nick Malik) made huge saves on. We could have been down two or three in that first ten minutes.”
“That’s a disappointing effort,” Dean added.
For the Storm, the start was as good as the team could have asked for.
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