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Cousins, Smith five points each as Greyhounds down Frontenacs

Saturday, 02.16.2013 / 11:04 PM / News

The Canadian Press

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. - Nick Cousins had two goals and three assists and Colin Miller scored once and set up four more as the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds downed the visiting Kingston Frontenacs 10-7 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action.

Brandon Alderson had two goals and two assists for the Greyhounds (31-21-4), who won for the eighth time in their last 11 games, while Darnell Nurse and David Broll each had a goal and an assist.

Andrew Fristch, Michael Schumacher and Sergey Tolchinsky added a goal apiece and Ryan Sproul had four assists to round out the offence for Sault Ste. Marie.

Henri Ikonen scored twice and added an assist for the Frontenacs (22-28-5) and Cody Alcock had a goal and two assists.

Ryan Hanes, Ryan Kujawinksi, Sam Povorozniouk and Spencer Watson also scored for Sarnia.

Sault Ste. Marie's Justin Nichols picked up the win after stopping 5-of-6 shots in 26 minutes of action. Nichols replaced Matt Murray in the second period after the starter allowed six goals on 28 shots. Mike Morrison gave up 10 goals on 48 shots in a losing cause for Kingston.

The Greyhounds went 4 for 8 on the power play while the Frontenacs scored three times on six chances with the man advantage.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery