Looking to bounce back after a tough loss to the Hamilton Bulldogs on Friday night, the Steelheads traveled to Owen Sound on Saturday to face the Attack.
The game started with a steady parade of players to the penalty box to the tune of 22 PIM in the first period between the two teams. A fighting major to Matthew Titus just minutes into the game got the contest started.
It was the Owen Sound Attack who struck first when Matthew Struthers beat Steelheads’ starting goaltender Jake Ingham. The first period ended with the shot clock even at nine, but with the Attack ahead on the scoreboard.
The second period started slow, but just past the halfway mark of the frame Keean Waskurak netted his first career OHL goal to tie the game up at one. Less than two minutes later, the first of a few defensive lapses allowed Maksim Sushko to restore Owen Sound’s lead. The second period finished up with the Attack ahead by two thanks to a quick tally from Alan Lyszczarczyk.
In need of some magic in the third, the Steelheads came out with renewed energy. Shaw Boomhower was the beneficiary of that energy as he netted his second of the year to pull the Trout back within one.
The momentum earned off Boomhower’s second of the season was short-lived as the Attack responded with quick goals from Phillips and Struthers.
Not to be outdone without putting up a fight, the Trout started their comeback attempt down 5-2.
First it was Cole Schwindt’s first OHL goal that brought the Trout within two, and then Trent Fox’s first of the season that brought the game to 5-4.
The late fireworks were too little, too late as an empty net goal sealed the deal for the Attack.
The Steelheads will look to get their first win of the season when they return home to the Hershey Centre on Friday October 6th. The Sudbury Wolves are in town for a 7:00pm start.