Saturday Highlights: 67’s fill the net in 20th win
OTTAWA 8, SARNIA 4
Kody Clark (8, 9) and Austen Keating (11, 12) each scored twice as the Ottawa 67’s struck for eight goals in an 8-2 win over visiting Sarnia. San Jose Sharks prospect Sasha Chmelevski (9) had a goal and three assists while Tye Felhaber (25), Merrick Rippon (2) and Sam Bitten (7) also scored. Rookie defender Alec Belanger picked up a pair of assists as Ottawa outshot Sarnia 41-27 in their 20th win. Sean Josling (8), Anthony Salinitri (14), Franco Sproviero (9) and Hugo Leufvenius (15) picked up goals for Sarnia as the Sting saw a three-game winning streak snapped. Ottawa improves to a league-leading 20-3-3-1 while Sarnia falls to 10-11-2-2.
HAMILTON 5, NIAGARA 2
Chicago Blackhawks prospect MacKenzie Entwistle (9, 10) scored twice while Brandon Saigeon (17) and Matthew Strome (10) had a goal and two assists each as the Hamilton Bulldogs defeated visiting Niagara 5-2. Arthur Kaliyev (19) tacked on a goal and an assist as the Bulldogs returned home to snap a four-game slide. Andrew Bruder (2) and Jason Robertson (24) scored Niagara goals while Jacob Paquette picked up an assist for his first point as an IceDog. Hamilton goaltender Zach Roy made 31 saves for the win as his club went 2-for-8 on the power play. Hamilton improves to 11-12-1-0 while Niagara Falls to 13-7-4-0.
SUDBURY 3, MISSISSAUGA 2
Darian Pilon (5, 6) scored twice and Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 39 saves as the Sudbury Wolves snuck past the visiting Mississauga Steelheads 3-2. David Levin (12) also found the back of the net for the Wolves while Macauley Carson picked up two assists. Owen Tippett (18, 19) scored both Mississauga goals and finished with 10 shots on goal in the game. Sudbury climbs into first place in the Central Division with a 15-8-1-1 record. The Steelheads suffer their third straight loss, falling to 14-9-2-0.
PETERBOROUGH 4, ERIE 0
Hunter Jones stopped all 38 shots he faced, blanking the Erie Otters on Teddy Bear Toss Night as the Peterborough Petes scored a 4-0 road win. Arizona Coyotes prospect Liam Kirk (5, 6) scored a pair of goals while Winnipeg Jets pick Declan Chisholm (3) had a goal and two assists. 2019 NHL Draft prospect Nick Robertson (6) also lit the lamp as the Petes won despite being outshot 38-23. The Petes improve to 14-11-0-0 while Erie falls to 10-14-1-0.
WINDSOR 6, FLINT 3
Luke Kutkevicius (6) scored with 4:47 left in the second period to break open a 3-3 tie and the Windsor Spitfires never looked back, defeating visiting Flint 6-3. The Spits struck back after falling in Flint on Friday as Mathew MacDougall (7), Will Cuylle (6), Connor Corcoran (5), Cole Purboo (10) and Louka Henault (1) joined Kutkevicius on the scoresheet. Michael DiPietro stopped 26 shots to get the win in goal as the Spitfires outshot the Firebirds 33-29. Eric Uba (8, 9) scored twice and added an assist for Flint while Ryan Bangs (1) picked up the ‘Birds’ other goal. The Spits improve to 12-11-1-1 while Flint falls to 3-22-1-0.
BARRIE 8, GUELPH 2
Ben Hawerchuk (12, 13, 14) struck for his first OHL hat-trick as the Barrie Colts trounced visiting Guelph 8-2 behind a six-goal third period. Tied 2-2 early in the third, Hawerchuk’s second of the night stood as the game winner and the Colts took it from there. Newcomer Jacob Tortora (3) had a goal, two assists and 10 shots on goal while Lucas Chiodo (17) had a goal and three helpers. Jason Willms (6), Jaden Peca (6) and Tyler Tucker (7) also got in on the scoring while Ryan Suzuki and Matej Pekar each had two assists. Barrie outshot Guelph 52-43, going 2-for-5 on the power play while goaltender Kai Edmonds made 41 saves. Isaac Ratcliffe (18) and Zach Poirier (6) scored Storm goals. The Colts climb to 13-11-1-0 while Guelph sits at 12-6-3-3.
SAULT STE. MARIE 7, OWEN SOUND 4
Philadelphia Flyers prospect Morgan Frost had five assists while blueliner Mac Hollowell picked up three helpers as the Soo Greyhounds defeated the Owen Sound Attack 7-4 on the road. Barrett Hayton (14, 15) scored twice while Zack Trott (5), Keeghan Howdeshell (16), Cole MacKay (10), Joe Carroll (4) and Rory Kerins (4) also contributed with goals as the Hounds found the back of the net seven times on 30 shots. Nick Suzuki (18, 19) scored twice for the Bears while Kevin Hancock (22) and Brady Lyle (4) also capitalized. The Greyhounds take their third win in the past four games, improving to 15-6-4-1. Owen Sound falls to 13-9-1-2.