Forward Tyler Savard stated the sensation was ‘the most annoyed I’ve been after a loss all year’ right after the Greyhounds surrendered a few late aims to the Erie Otters
Through a season in which wins have been tougher to come by, the most up-to-date setback hurts just a tiny little bit additional than the other people.
Outplaying their opponent through 40 minutes, the Greyhounds surrendered 3 goals in the last 2:41 of regulation time in a 4-2 Ontario Hockey League decline against the Erie Otters Thursday evening at Erie Coverage Arena.
“It’s unquestionably the most pissed off I’ve been immediately after a decline all year,” stated veteran ahead Tyler Savard. “We experienced that a single in our fingertips and assumed we were going to get above the hump. It feels like a stage back again.”
“It’s not a fantastic emotion,” included overage ahead Mark Duarte. “It’s one more understanding experience that a recreation is hardly ever completed until finally it is done. (Not profitable games) sucks.”
Duarte also stated Thursday’s loss hurts a minimal much more for the reason that of the way the sport concluded.
After slipping powering in the opening time period, the Greyhounds obtained a pair of aims in the center stanza to acquire the lead into the 3rd. Erie then took regulate in the ultimate five minutes to decide up the win.
“We’re a youthful crew and it obtained a small hectic,” Savard claimed of the final couple minutes of the video game. “Guys received nervous and weren’t building the performs that they generally would make.”
“In this league, the recreation is never ever over,” Savard also said. “The offensive teams are too lethal. It does not subject if you are in to start with or final. Everyone is so good that, in the past 5 minutes, which is when you have to bear down and (we did not) do that tonight.”
“Our selection-building in the last five minutes went out the window,” reported Greyhounds coach John Dean. “We had a horrible choice on hurry protection on the video game-tying objective. It should not be a tie video game. Then, on the activity-profitable target, it seems to be like we’re shocked that the other team is still functioning hard.”
Dean included that the Otters first three goals were being the outcome of “really poor blunders that are preventable.”
“It’s quite disappointing,” Dean also claimed. “You can not perform 40 minutes in this league. You have to engage in 60.”
Dean felt the Greyhounds were “dominant” as a result of the initially two periods.
“We cannot enjoy the video game fifty percent engaged,” Dean mentioned. “There’s no purpose for us to reduce that hockey game tonight and the guys want to don that tonight.”
Thursday’s loss extended the Greyhounds shedding streak to seven online games. Though there have been some positives through the stretch prior to Thursday’s match, Dean mentioned the message next Thursday’s loss “won’t be positive tomorrow” as the street trip carries on.
“The issues that were produced are not because the other workforce outplayed us or the other crew resolved to do something distinctive we haven’t found in advance of,” Dean additional. “Those are issues that are rather merely lackadaisical and unacceptable.”
Erie opened the scoring 7:29 into the sport when Malcolm Spence concluded off a quick passing perform in the slot by using a feed from Brett Bressette and beat Greyhounds goaltender Samuel Ivanov.
Duarte got the Greyhounds on the board just previous the halfway stage of the next period of time. The overage ahead redirected a back again-doorway go from Tyler Savard earlier Erie goaltender Nolan Lalonde at 10:55, ending off a enjoy began by Justin Cloutier.
Duarte gave the Greyhounds a 2-1 lead with 1:10 to go in the interval when he skated out from beneath the goalline and slide the puck past Lalonde from the leading of the crease.
Elias Cohen tied the game for the Otters with 2:41 to go in regulation time as he went to the internet and redirected a pass from Noah Sedore in the correct faceoff circle past Ivanov.
Cohen then potted the winner with 58.4 seconds to go as he took a go at the bottom of the left faceoff circle from Christian Kyrou through the slot and beat Ivanov with a just one-timer.
Bressette sealed the earn for Erie with 1.5 seconds to go many thanks to an vacant web intention.
Cloutier experienced assists on each Duarte goals for the Greyhounds in the decline.
Ivanov manufactured 19 will save.
In addition to the two-intention evening for Cohen, Bressette and Liam Gilmartin also had multi-issue evenings for the Otters.
Bressette completed the working day with a target and an aid when Bressette assisted on a pair of aims.
Lalonde stopped 23 pictures for the Otters.
The decline drops the Greyhounds record to 5-9-4-4. The staff sits eighth in the OHL’s Western Convention standings, four details guiding the Otters, who strengthen to 10-7–2.
The road excursion proceeds for the Greyhounds on Friday night time in Mississauga towards the Steelheads ahead of a day off on Saturday.
The group will wrap up the journey on Sunday afternoon in Hamilton.
Forward Ethan Montroy bought into the lineup for the Greyhounds on Thursday night time in his to start with motion of the season with the team immediately after starting the year with the Central Canada Hockey League’s Cornwall Colts.
Montroy observed motion in 28 online games final time with the Greyhounds and typical supervisor Kyle Raftis said commencing the time in Cornwall authorized the 17-year-old ahead to get some normal ice time soon after injuries retained him out of the lineup for prolonged durations last season.
Raftis also explained on Wednesday that factors are progressing effectively for injured ahead Owen Allard and blueliner Luc Brzustowski.
Raftis claimed Allard remains on track to return in the new year though Brzustowski has skated with the crew of late since getting hurt in Ottawa on Oct. 30.
Brzustowski will not play this weekend on the highway, but a return to the lineup could take place reasonably soon after that.