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Teichmann makes 55 saves, but Attack cruise to 6-3 win over Otters

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ERIE, Pa. - The Owen Sound Attack overcame a 55-save performance from Tyson Teichmann and beat the Erie Otters 6-3 in Ontario Hockey League action Saturday.

The Attack outshot the Otters 61-23 on their way to splitting the weekend doubleheader, including 48-13 in the final two periods.

Teichmann kept the game from being a rout.

The Attack (4-4-0) built an early 1-0 lead on the Otters for the second straight night, as Brendan Childerley poked a wrap-around past Teichmann 1:28 into the opening period.

But as in a 7-4 win Friday, the Otters (1-5-0) responded. Veteran forwards Luke Cairns and Greg McKegg, who combined for two goals and 11 points on Friday, teamed up on Cairns? third goal in two nights to tie the score 1-1 at the 3:37 mark.

Then late in the period, Sondre Olden?s hustle behind Owen Sound?s net led to fellow rookie Connor Brown?s first OHL goal. Olden deflected goaltender Jordan Binnington?s errant pass. Brown picked up the loose puck and slipped it into the open net for a 2-1 Otters? lead with 5:44 left in the period.

The Attack tied the score at 2-2 on Joseph Blandisi???s rebound goal 3:41 into the second. Then the Otters??? inability to clear their defensive zone led to the tiebreaking goal with 7:42 left in the period. Daniel Catenacci scored off a scramble in front, with Jarrod Maidens and Keevin Cutting earning the assist.

The Otters were fortunate to trail only 3-2 heading into the third. Owen Sound outshot the Otters 28-7 in the middle period to build a 41-18 advantage after 40 minutes. Teichmann made several key stops, including a sprawling save in which he swatted the puck off the goal-line.

He kept Erie's deficit at a goal for most of the third period. But former Otters winger Brett Appio scored the clinching goal off a rebound to hand the Attack a 4-2 lead with 6:20 left. Appio had a goal and assist ??? his first points of the season.

Cameron Brace added an insurance goal on a breakaway less than two minutes later. Travis Wood scored for the second straight night 1:18 after Brace???s goal. Fellow rookie defenceman Liam Maaskant earned the assist for his first career point.

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