Elmira, Ont. – The Erie Otters held a lead early in the second period but a parade to the penalty box led to five second period goals by the Owen Sound Attack, giving them a 9-4 exhibition win over the Otters Sunday afternoon.
The Attack grabbed the lead 18 seconds into the game courtesy of a goal by Holden Cook. Erie tied it up at 3:36 of the first when Connor Crisp collected his first goal of the preseason. Cook scored his second of the game just over two minutes later for his second of the game to make it 2-1, Owen Sound.
Connor Brown tied the game for the Otters with a minute and 42 seconds left in the first with his first goal of the preseason. The Otters held the advantage in shots after 20 minutes, 14-10.
Erie would take their first and only lead of the game a minute and two seconds into the second period after Hayden Hodgson scored his second goal of the preseason to make it 3-2. Then the parade to the penalty box began, and at 7:54 of the second, the Attack tied the game with a power play goal.
The Attack took the lead for good a few seconds later with an even strength goal to make it 4-3. They scored three more times in the second, with two more goals coming on the man advantage. The Attack outshot the Otters 18-6 in the second as Erie spent most of the second period shorthanded.
In the third period, the Attack scored five minutes into the frame to make it 8-3. Brown then scored his second goal of the game as the Otters struck on the man advantage at 10:20 of the third. Owen Sound tallied another goal shortly after to complete the scoring at 9-4.
The Otters return to action Thursday, September 20 for their regular season opener on the road against the Niagara IceDogs.