Milestone Moments: Oct. 15/17
Three players closed out the weekend with their first OHL goal on Sunday. Hamilton Bulldogs defenceman Reilly Webb, Oshawa Generals rearguard Nico Gross and Saginaw Spirit rookie Aidan Prueter all notched milestone markers. Here’s a look at those goals.
REILLY WEBB (HAMILTON BULLDOGS):
Detroit Red Wings prospect Reilly Webb knotted the score at three with 1:41 remaining in the third period on Sunday, helping the Hamilton Bulldogs overcome a late 3-2 deficit in North Bay. Brandon Saigeon stripped a puck down low in the North Bay zone before finding Webb at the blue line who wristed a shot past goaltender Julian Sime. The 18-year-old Webb has played in parts of three OHL seasons and is back healthy in 2017-18 after being limited by injuries the past two campaigns. The Stoney Creek, Ont. native was Detroit’s sixth round pick this past summer.
NICO GROSS (OSHAWA GENERALS):
Nico Gross wristed home his first career OHL goal on Sunday night, helping the Oshawa Generals defeat the visiting Sudbury Wolves 5-2. The 17-year-old Swiss blueliner put the Gennies up 4-2 with help from forwards Domenico Commisso and Danil Antropov with 5:45 left in the second period. A 2018 NHL Draft prospect, Gross was Oshawa’s first round (40th overall) pick in the 2017 CHL Import Draft.
AIDAN PRUETER (SAGINAW SPIRIT):
Aidan Prueter‘s first career OHL goal couldn’t have come at a better time. The 16-year-old scored on the power play with 2:24 remaining in the third period to break a 3-3 stalemate and give the Saginaw Spirit a win over the visiting Mississauga Steelheads. Defencemen Keaton Middleton and Marcus Crawford drew assists on the goal as Prueter, a second round (24th overall) pick in April, got into the goal-scoring column. The 5-foot-10, 170Ib. native of London, Ont. is a graduate of the London Jr. Knights minor midget program.