Ontario Hockey League
Owen Sound Attack 4 Erie Otters 3 (SO)
Attack 4 Otters 3 (SO)
Mack Guzda made 50 saves plus 2 more in the shootout as the Attack defeated the Otters in a shootout
After a scoreless first period, Erie scored twice in 27 seconds to grab a 2-0 lead early in the 2nd period.
Danial Singer set up Brendan Hoffman for the opening marker and then Singer followed with another marker to stake Erie to the lead.
The Attack rallied with 3 straight markers to take the lead before the end of the 2nd period.
Off a faceoff win, Adam McMaster got Owen Sound on the board 5 minutes into the period.
Then a lovely set up from the trailer Andrew Perrott allowed Aidan Dudas to blast his 9th goal of the season to tie the affair.
After serving a minor penalty, Attack defender Brady Lyle emerged from the box and took a long pass from Barret Kirwin and walked in to beat Aidan Campbell to give Owen Sound their first lead of the contest.
Early in the 3rd period, rookie Brett Bressette from Midland, Ontario tied the score with his first OHL marker which just squeezed through Guzda's equipment and slid across the line.
There was no scoring in the overtime period as Erie outshot Owen Sound 6-2 to complete a game edge of 53-32 in favor of the Otters.
In the shootout, Singer opened the scoring for Erie with a snap shot, but his marker was matched by Lyle who is now 3 for 3 in shootout attempts this year.
Guzda stopped Maxim Golod of the Otters and Attack overage Matt Philip put Owen Sound in a position to win as he drained his shootout attempt.
Brendan Sellan needed to score to prolong the affair but Guzda made the save to give Owen Sound the victory
For Guzda it's his 8th win of the season and 42nd of his OHL career. The 42 wins ties Brandon Hope for 7th all time in goalie victories for the Attack-Plater franchise. Jordan Binnington of the St Louis Blues is the franchise leader with 86.
The loss snaps Erie's 2 game win streak, but the point for the shootout loss moves them to 22 points in the crowded Western Conference standings.
Erie will host Windsor on Friday night.
The win for the Attack bumps them 22 points and snaps a 2 game losing streak and a 3 game losing streak on home ice.
Owen Sound will be at Barrie Thursday, at Guelph Friday and home to Kingston on Saturday.
( You can hear the road games live on 560 CFOS + on www.bayshorebroadcasting.ca )
1st Period- No Scoring.
Penalties-Popov Os (tripping), 19:09.
1, Erie, Hoffmann 2 (Singer, Sellan), 3:23.
2, Erie, Singer 6 (Duff), 3:50.
3, Owen Sound, McMaster 4 (Popov), 5:09.
4, Owen Sound, Dudas 9 (Perrott, Machacek), 11:14.
5, Owen Sound, Lyle 4 (Kirwin), 14:31.
Penalties-Hoffmann Er (interference), 7:11; Lyle Os (closing hand on puck), 12:25; Groulx Os (slashing), 17:51; Kirwin Os (tripping), 18:59.
6, Erie, Bressette 1 (Hunter, Sedore), 3:06.
Penalties-Hunter Er (hooking), 3:28; Chibrikov Os (high sticking), 8:39; Fowler Er (hooking), 12:10; Hunter Er (interference), 16:38.
Erie 1 (Singer G, Golod NG, Sellan NG),
Owen Sound 2 (Lyle G, Philip G).
Shots on Goal
Owen Sound 9-12-9-2-1-33
Erie, Campbell 5-1-1-2 (32 shots-29 saves)
Owen Sound, Guzda 8-4-1-1 (53 shots-50 saves).
Power Play Opportunities
Erie 0 / 5;
Owen Sound 0 / 4.
Referees-Mike Hamilton (8), Ryan Jenken (36).
Linesmen-Michael Johnstone (41), Scott Lawson (98)
Attendance = 2,981