Brandon Halverson and the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds went into Sarnia last night and took Game 7, 4-3, behind 36 saves by the netminder, including 15 in the third period.
"We came out and played our game," Halverson said, via the Sault Star. "Everybody sacrificed, everybody did their job and we go the job done. It feels really great. It's an unbelievable feeling just to be an underdog. I've been an underdog my whole life. It really helps to come in and no one expects you to win or this team to win, and we just came out [and] showed everybody."
Halverson, the Rangers' 2014 second-round pick, made more than 33 saves in four of the seven games in the opening-round series, and has a .904 save percentage heading into the second-round series against the Erie Otters, the team that ended the Greyhounds' season a year ago.
"He was a brick wall," Greyhounds captain Blake Speers said, via the Star. "We expect nothing less of him. He's a great goalie.