Prospect Park: Gettinger and Greyhounds Force 1-1 Series Tie With Game Two Win

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Missed game one due to “scheduled maintenance” by the internet provider so allow a quick catch up. The OHL championship final began in Sault Ste. Marie wit the host Greyhounds dropping game one in overtime4-3 to the Hamilton Bulldogs. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 3-0 lead before the Greyhounds would respond.

Tim Gettinger would earn a primary assist on the Greyhounds second goal as the Greyhounds would rally to force overtime. It was not enough as Hamilton steals home ice advantage away from the Greyhounds. For Gettinger, the assist was his 13th of the playoffs as he improved to 4-13-17. Gettinger was “even” on four shots and 2-1 on faceoffs.

Game two became a “must win” for the Greyhounds on Saturday evening. They simply could not afford to go down 2-0 to the Bulldogs if they wanted to become OHL champions. Gettinger had a quieter game from a “stats” standpoint. No shots on goal, 1-1 on faceoffs but a +2 but he earned the primary assist on the game’s final goal. On the penalty kill defending a 3-2 lead while Hamilton also had the extra attacker in the final minute of regulation.

Gettinger fired the puck from his end of the ice, got it cleared but missed the empty net. Teammate Morgan Frost would pick up the loose puck and fire it into the empty net to clinch the win. Gettinger earned his 14th assist of the playoffs and is now 4-14-18 +9. The Greyhounds tie the series at 1-1 as it shifts to Hamilton for game three on Monday.

Gettinger was also on the ice for the Greyhounds game-winning goal, the numbers will not show his defensive play and that is a shame.