SmartStop Post-Game Recap – Regaining Momentum
The Mississauga Steelheads leave Owen Sound with a 5-2 victory over the Attack, snapping their losing skid.
The Steelheads came to Owen Sound looking to bounce back from a loss on the second night of a back to back. Mississauga was able to kill an early penalty in an otherwise fairly tame start to the game.
Just past the midway mark, Marc Boudreau put away a pass from Lucas Karmiris to give the Steelheads a 1-0 lead. The team would be unable to convert on a powerplay opportunity later in the period but would maintain a lead of 1-0 entering the first intermission.
Shots on Goal – 8 OS / 7 MISS
Just over five minutes into the second period, Angus MacDonell showcased his patience and physicality as he scored a beautiful goal to give the Steelheads a two goal lead. Mississauga would then find themselves on another powerplay before they were back on the penalty kill, resulting in no goals for or against.
Four on four hockey ensued to round out the period – a two minute stretch which was heavily dominated by the Steelheads. In the last two and a half minutes of the game, Mississauga would score two goals; the first courtesy of Jakub Fibigr, who would pounce on a loose puck in front of the net and fire it through traffic, the second coming off of the stick of Jack Van Volsen, who found himself back door to put away a deflected puck and increase the lead to 4-0. The score would remain as such as the second period drew to a close.
Shots on Goal – 13 OS / 12 MISS
The final frame began with an onslaught from Owen Sound which saw Ryerson Leenders stand tall as the backstop to make a flurry of great saves. Mississauga would be dealt two more penalties – overlapping minors giving Owen Sound three second of five on three powerplay time before they entered the latter half of their extended man advantage – in which the Steelheads would concede their first goal of the night. The Attack would score a second goal at even strength minutes later, as they cut the lead in half.
Luke Misa would jumpstart the offense for the Steelheads once again as he created space for himself, using his speed and skill to cut through the Owen Sound defenders and narrowly miss out on an opportunity to extend the lead. As the game progressed, Stevie Leskovar’s physical presence was of the essence as he shut down threats from the Attack. Owen Sound called a timeout with just under four minutes to play, pulling their goaltender for the extra attacker. After a series of phenomenal saves by Leenders, Chas Sharpe was able to find the empty net to extend the Steelheads lead to 3 goals, the game drawing to a close with a 5-3 Mississauga victory.
Shots on Goal – 21 OS /8 MISS
Total Shots – 42 OS /31 MISS
- Jack Van Volsen (1G, 1A)
- Landen Hookey (1G, 1A)
- Mason Zebeski (1A)
The Steelheads will play their next game in Kingston on November 17th. Watch every away game by visiting watch.chl.ca/.