Landen Hookey opened the scoring with his first as a Bear just 14 seconds into the action Friday night, but that was the only bright spot for the Owen Sound Attack as they fell flat in a 9-1 defeat at the hands of the London Knights.
In the fifth meeting between the two Midwest Division rivals, the Attack looked as if they were going to come out and run the Knights out of their own building, with Hookey notching his first as a Bear just 14 seconds after opening puck drop.
Unfortunately, for Owen Sound everything went down hill from there, as London would net four goals before the end of the first period to take a three goal lead into intermission. The break did not help the Attack, as the home Knights added a pair of goals just seconds apart early in period two to extend their lead to five.
Though frustration was beginning to set in for Owen Sound, the Bears did a good job to stay engaged in the game, but were unable to get any traction on offence, struggling to generate quality scoring looks.
As the teams skated for the final 20 minutes of action, the Attack were just a step behind, as their struggle to generate offence continued. On the other side of the puck, London was able to add a trio of goals in the final frame to pile on the tough night for the Attack, as that opening Hookey goal seemed so distant from when the final buzzer finally sounded.
Owen Sound will need a short memory, as they are back in action tomorrow night when they welcome the Peterborough Petes to the Bayshore for a Hockey Day in Canada showdown. The Attack are holding down a special surprise for all fans in attendance, and while tickets are extremely limited there are a few single seats remaining and can be purchased at the MacVicor and McComb Sutton Realty Attack Box Office by calling 519-371-7452 or going online at tickets.attackhockey.com.