Pre-Season Pulse: Thursday September 14th
OSHAWA 6, PETERBOROUGH 5 – SO
In Peterborough, Renars Krastenbergs scored in the fourth round of a shootout to give the Oshawa Generals a 6-5 win over the Petes. Peterborough fought back from a 3-1 deficit after one period, eventually knotting the score at three on a penalty shot by Tyler Rollo midway through the second period. Down 5-4 with under three minutes to go in regulation, Pavel Gogolev struck on the power play with assists from Matthew Timms and Semyon Der-Arguchintsev to send the game to a shootout tied 5-5. Oshawa’s Logan Gauthier turned aside all four shooters he faced in addition to his 26 saves on the night to secure the victory. Peterborough’s Hunter Jones made 28 saves in the loss. Gogolev scored twice on the night for the Petes while Nick Robertson and Adam Timleck also tallied. Oshawa goals came from Serron Noel, Krastenbergs, Sullivan Sparkes, Nick Wong and Kenny Huether. The Generals are 1-1-1 in pre-season play while the Petes sit at 1-2-1.
HAMILTON 3, GUELPH 2
Connor Roberts’ late goal stood as the game winner as the Hamilton Bulldogs edged the Guelph Storm 3-2 on the road. Hamilton’s Arthur Kaliyev and Guelph’s Barret Kirwin exchanged second period goals and the score would remain tied at one into the latter half of the third. Bulldogs third round pick Liam Van Loon put Hamilton up 2-1 at 13:39 of the third before Roberts connected with Ben Garagan inside the final minute of regulation to make the score 3-1. Kirwin score his second of the night with 29 seconds left on the clock, but it’d be too little, too late as the Bulldogs held on behind a 31-save performance from goaltender Cole Ceci. Guelph’s Nico Daws turned aside 26 shots at the other end, earning second star honours in the process. Guelph blueliner Owen Lalonde recorded a pair of assists in the loss. The Bulldogs are 2-0-0 in exhibition play while Guelph sits at 2-2-0.
BARRIE 4, NIAGARA 2
Lucas Chiodo scored twice and added two assists, carrying the Barrie Colts to a 4-2 home ice win over the Niagara IceDogs. Chiodo was in on all four Barrie goals as the Colts overcame an early 2-0 deficit. Jason Willms and Zach Magwood also found the back of the net while defenceman Kade Landry chipped in with two assists. Christian Propp made 31 saves in the Barrie crease as the Colts were outshot 33-25. Drew Hunter and Andrew Bruder provided goals for Niagara. The Colts are 2-2-0 in exhibition play while Niagara is now 0-2-0.