Rookies Rory Kerins of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, Logan Morrison of the Hamilton Bulldogs and Isaak Phillips of the Sudbury Wolves all scored career firsts on a busy Friday night in the OHL.
RORY KERINS (SAULT STE. MARIE GREYHOUNDS):
A quick power play trigger from Rory Kerins resulted in his first OHL goal. The 16-year-old rookie was cocked and loaded in the slot, taking a dish from Cole MacKay to beat Kingston’s Brendan Bonello with five minutes left in the first period. The Mississauga Rebels graduate contributed in a 4-1 Greyhounds road win over the Kingston Frontenacs. Kerins was Sault Ste. Marie’s fourth round pick this past spring and has four points (1-3–4) through his first six OHL contests.
LOGAN MORRISON (HAMILTON BULLDOGS):
Rookie forward Logan Morrison spoiled Kyle Keyser’s shutout bid with 1:24 remaining in the third period as the Hamilton Bulldogs first round pick tallied his career first. Morrison wired a shot over the shoulder of the screened Oshawa Generals goaltender to put his team on the board in the final two minutes of a 7-1 loss. A prominent scorer with the Guelph Gryphons Minor Midgets for the past two years, Morrison was the 18th overall pick of the 2018 OHL Priority Selection and has four points (1-3–4) through his first five OHL games.
ISAAK PHILLIPS (SUDBURY WOLVES):
Blueliner Isaak Phillips found a lane to the net and hit his spot, scoring his first OHL goal 2:35 into the third period of a 4-1 Sudbury Wolves road win in Erie. Phillips had help from Blake McConville and Nolan Hutcheson who picked up assists on the goal. A recently-turned 17-year-old native of Barrie, Phillips scores in his seventh OHL contest. He was Sudbury’s fourth round pick in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection and spent last season with the OJHL’s Stouffville Spirit.