Sept. 24/17 – LDN (1) – SSM (5)
The Soo Greyhounds had goals from five different scorers while Los Angeles Kings prospect Matthew Villalta made 21 saves in his return to the lineup to defeat visiting London 5-1. The Hounds rebounded from a loss in their home opener as Tim Gettinger (2) and Keeghan Howdeshell (1) put them up 2-0 after one period. A slick Morgan Frost (1) penalty shot goal came with 4:36 remaining in the second before 2018 NHL Draft prospect Barrett Hayton (1) increased the lead to 4-0 with a quick release inside the final two minutes. Overage forward Hayden Verbeek (1) would also score before London’s Adrian Carbonara (3) would end Villalta’s shutout bid with 4:50 left in the third. The Hounds went a perfect 3-for-3 on the power play, outshooting the Knights 39-22.