Otters outswim Trout
The Mississauga Steelheads hosted the Erie Otters Friday night for their third of four meetings this season. The crowd came in happy because 1500 lucky fans got to go home with a Nathan Bastian bobble head.
Both teams came out firing in the first period, exchanging shots back and forth until the very end. It was a clean first period for both teams as no penalties were taken and no goals were scored for either side. After 20, shots were tied at nine a piece.
The Otters came back for the second period looking to take over the game. The OHL’s leading scorer, Alex DeBrincat, opened the scoring with a goal 6:20 in. It was DeBrincat’s 48th goal and 101st point of the season. Otters’ defenseman, Jordan Sambrook followed up the scoring with a floater from center ice that hand cuffed Steelheads’ goalie Jacob Ingham. With 5:47 left in the second period, Otters’ center Warren Foegele added a third goal for Erie. After 40 minutes, the Otters led by a score of 3-0.
The Steelheads looked to get back in to the game early in the third. They started off strong with a power play goal by Jacob Cascagnette, his 14th of the season. Two minutes later, the Steelheads took down Alex DeBrincat on a breakaway, giving the Otters a chance at a penalty shot. Jacob Ingham makes a huge stop to keep the Steelheads in the game. Shortly after, Mississauga native and Arizona Coyotes prospect, Dylan Strome, tucked in a power play goal for the Otters. The scoring would end there and the final buzzer would sound with the Steelheads falling by a score of 4-1.
The Steelheads have another chance tomorrow to get back into the win column as they close out the second half of a home-and-home with the Otters.