Steelheads shut down Attack
On a beautiful Family Day afternoon, fans piled into the Hershey Centre to watch the Steelheads take on the Owen Sound Attack. After being shutout in Erie on Saturday, the Trout were looking to get back into the win column at home.
The Steelheads opened the scoring with a shorthanded breakaway goal by Spencer Watson. Owen Sound quickly responded with two goals of their own, scored by Matthew Struthers and Kevin Hancock. Shaw Boomhower answered back for the Trout with a tip in from a Vili Saarijarvi shot. Cordell James and the Attack scored the final goal of the first period to take the lead going into the second.
After a high scoring first period, both teams wanted to come out and shut the door on the other. Throughout the second frame, both teams exchanged shots. Nathan Bastian tied the game up with 1:13 left in the second to keep the fans on the edge of their seat headed into the third and final frame.
The Steelheads and the Attack stayed competitive with both goalies making incredible saves. 14:12 into the third period, Trent Fox sniped a goal on Michael McNiven to give the Steelheads a 4-3 lead. In the dying minutes of the third, Owen Sound pulled their goalie and put pressure on to try and tie up the game. With three seconds left, Nic Hague dumped the puck into the empty net to secure the win for the Steelheads. Steelheads goalie, Matthew Mancina, shut the door on the Attack, making 33 saves on 36 shots and recording the win.
The Steelheads look to win another game on Friday night against the Peterborough Petes. The action begins at 7:00pm at the Hershey Centre.