BELLEVILLE, Ont. - Michael Curtis has a goal and an assist for the Belleville Bulls as they dealt the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds a 4-3 loss Saturday night in Ontario Hockey League action.
Carter Sandlack and Brendan Gaunce also grabbed their first goals of the season for the Bulls (1-1-0), along with Austen Brassard's second goal in as many games.
Michael Schumacher scored twice for the Greyhounds (0-1-0) and David Elsner also had a goal. Both players were awarded their first OHL goals.
The first period saw most of the action as the Bulls controlled play and grabbed the games first two goals. Brassard scored just as Belleville's power play was ending and Curtis scored a power-play goal of his own.
The Greyhounds came back when Elsner's wristshot from just above the left faceoff circle found the back of the night. Schumacher's first goal of the game came on the power play when he beat Bulls' goalie Malcolm Subban from in close. Sandlack ended the first stuffing home a rebound with less than 30 seconds left in the period.
The two teams swapped goals in the second. Schumacher had his second goal of the game but Gaunce retook the lead for Belleville minutes later, throwing the puck from behind the net off Greyhounds netminder, Matt Murray.
Murray was tested often and managed to stop 29 of 31 shots for Sault Ste. Marie
Subban wasn't nearly as busy for Belleville, giving up the three goals on 24 shots.
Belleville finished the night 1-for-7 on the power play while the Greyhounds converted on two of their four opportunities on the man advantage.