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Round 2


By Fred Wallace


Hi, this is Fred Wallace with " Off the Wire ".

The Owen Sound Attack dispatched the Kitchener Rangers in 5 games to win their Ontario Hockey League Western Conference Quarterfinals.

The Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds did likewise to the Flint Firebirds which sets up the semifinal matchup between the Attack and Greyhounds starting tomorrow night at the Essar Centre.

These teams have met 4 times in the OHL Playoffs with each side winning twice; Owen Sound winning in 1998 & 2013 while the Greyhounds won in 1993 and again in 2014.

From  that 2014 series, only 5 players remain with their respective club; White, Miller & Speers for the Greyhounds and Centorame & Szypula for the Attack, so that's almost ancient history.

And so too is the regular season matchups this year where the Attack won both outings by scores of 6-1, winning on Thanksgiving Weekend in the Soo and during a whiteout here in January.

So what counts most when the puck drops is what happens once the puck does get dropped.

Attack & Greyhounds with a trip to the OHL Western Conference Final on the line starting tomorrow night in the Soo.

I'm Fred Wallace

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