Prospect Park: Gettinger’s Two Goals Not Enough For Greyhounds

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

The OHL championship finals shifted to Hamilton for game three between Tim Gettinger’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and the Hamilton Bulldogs. Tim Gettinger earned the second star but the Greyhounds dropped game three 6-5 and trail the series 2-1.

Once again the first period was the Greyhound’s biggest problem as they gave up three goals and spent most of the game trying to catch up. The Greyhounds actually scored the game’s first goal in the first period but Hamilton scored three times to take the lead. Tim Gettinger scored at 19:01 of the first to close the lead to 3-1.

With the teams playing “four on four” Gettinger found himself free at the side of the left faceoff circle where he fired a shot past Hamilton’s Kaden Fulcher. It was Gettinger’s fifth of the playoffs (starts at 1:01 of the clip).

Hamilton would score their fourth goal just 18 seconds of the second period to make it 4-2. Gettinger would score his second of the game when he stuffed a rebound into the Hamilton net to make it 4-3. It was a power-play goal and the sixth of the playoffs for Gettinger (16 seconds into the clip)

Hamilton would add a fifth goal before the second period ended. The Greyhounds just could not find a way to get all the way back and lost. Gettinger finished 2-0-2 on three shots, “even” and 2-2 on faceoffs; he is 6-14-20 in 21 games. Tim Gettinger was the Greyhounds player of the game so here is his postgame interview

Game four is Wednesday night in Hamilton.