Prospect Park: Gettinger’s Greyhounds Pushed To Brink After Loss

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Game six of the OHL finals saw the host Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds drop a 6-4 decision to the Hamilton Bulldogs. The loss gives Hamilton a 3-2 series lead and a chance to close out the series at home on Sunday.

Tim Gettinger saw his team fall behind 5-1 before starting a comeback that came up one goal short before an empty net goal finished them off. Going to give Gettinger some credit as it was his goal that started the Greyhounds comeback.

The Bulldogs drew an early first blood with a goal just 1:39 into the first period. It was the only goal scored in the period. The second period was where the Greyhounds fell apart. The Greyhounds tied the game 57 seconds into the second period only to see Hamilton score four unanswered for the 5-1 lead at 7:06 of the third.

That was also when the Greyhounds began their comeback; Gettinger would make it 5-2 with his seventh of the playoffs at 9:08. It was a nice goal from Gettinger as he found himself all alone in the high slot. Gettinger “one-time” a shot past the Hamilton goalie and the Greyhounds mounted their comeback.

They would cut the score to 5-4 but were unable to score the tying goal and the Bulldogs scored into the empty net to finish off the Greyhounds. The win gives the Bulldogs a chance to win the OHL Championship at home on Sunday afternoon.

For Gettinger, the goal was his third of the final as he is 3-3-6 in the five games so far. He has won 56% of his faceoffs and is a +3. Overall, Gettinger is 7-15-22 in 23 games.