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Colin Miller scores two goals as Greyhounds defeat Battalion 5-1

Thursday, 02.07.2013 / 11:04 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Colin Miller scores two goals as Greyhounds defeat Battalion 5-1

BRAMPTON, Ont. - Colin Miller scored twice as the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds beat the Brampton Battalion 5-1 in Ontario Hockey League action Thursday.

Brandon Alderson's goal with just over a minute remaining in the first period stood as the winner. Dylan Staples and Sergey Tolchinski added the other goals for Sault Ste. Marie (29-19-4), which won its fourth straight game.

Things started out well for Brampton (24-19-9) as Francis Menard converted on a Barclay Goodrow pass from behind the net just 35 seconds into the game.

But from that point on, it was all Sault Ste. Marie. After Staples tied the game, Alderson made it 2-1 with just over a minute to go in the first as he fired a wrist shot by Matej Machovsky while streaking down the right wing.

After a scoreless second period, Sault Ste. Marie put things out of reach with a pair from Miller while Tolchinski rounded out the scoring with less than two minutes remaining in regulation.

The game, which was slated to start at 7 p.m. was delayed by nearly an hour as the Greyhounds did not arrive at the Powerade Centre until 6:45 p.m.

Machovsky stopped 24 of 29 shots for Brampton while Justin Nichols turned aside 20 of the 21 shots sent his way.

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