Pre-Season Pulse: Wednesday September 13th
NORTH BAY 4, SUDBURY 3 – SO
In Sudbury, Brad Chenier and Adam McMaster scored shootout markers after Mat Woroniuk made 41 saves to lead the North Bay Battalion over the Sudbury Wolves 4-3. The Troops jumped out to a 3-0 lead on a first period goal from Brandon Coe followed by markers 28 seconds apart early in the second from Simon Rose and McMaster. The Wolves clawed back though. Brandon Bastasin scored midway through the second before Zach Wilkie pulled Sudbury within one 15 seconds into the third frame. Rookie forward Dawson Baker knotted things up at three 5:52 into the third period. North Bay improves to 3-0-0-1 in pre-season play while Sudbury falls to 0-1-0-1. The Wolves outshot the Battalion 44-19.
OWEN SOUND 4, OSHAWA 1
The Oshawa Generals drew first blood, but the Owen Sound Attack would roar back with four unanswered goals in a 4-1 victory in Pickering. Attack first round selection Mitchell Russell netted a natural hat-trick in a span of 20 minutes while 2018 NHL Draft prospect Aidan Dudas hit the empty net late. Owen Sound starter Zack Bowman and rookie Mack Guzda combined to turn aside 18 of the 19 shots they faced. Logan Gauthier made 18 saves in goal for Oshawa as the Generals were outshot 29-19. The Attack improves to 3-0-0-0 in pre-season play.
MISSISSAUGA 2, KITCHENER 1
Jacob Cascagnette scored against his former club while sophomore goaltender Jacob Ingham made 27 saves as the Mississauga Steelheads edged the visiting Kitchener Rangers 2-1 at Westwood Arena in Etobicoke. Rookie winger Adam Varga scored the eventual game winner midway through the second period on assists from Ryan McLeod and Thomas Harley. Riley Damiani provided the lone Kitchener goal on the power play at 12:28 of the third period. Recently acquired goaltender Anthony Dumont-Bouchard made 22 saves in goal for the Rangers. The Steelheads are now 2-0-0-2 in exhibition play while Kitchener sits at 1-2-0-1.