Sunday Highlights: Austin’s first win caps Petes’ perfect weekend
PETERBOROUGH 6, HAMILTON 3
Max Grondin (4, 5, 6) recorded his first OHL hat-trick and rookie goaltender Tye Austin made 29 saves for his first OHL win as the Peterborough Petes doubled-up Hamilton 6-3 for their third straight victory. Austin Osmanski (2), Liam Kirk (7) and Semyon Der-Arguchintsev (2) also found the back of the net and Erik Cermak had three helpers as the Petes won despite being outshot 32-23. Peterborough overcame a 3-1 deficit, scoring four times in the third period after Hamilton had goals from Nicolas Mattinen (8), MacKenzie Entwistle (11) and Navrin Mutter (2) while Arthur Kaliyev picked up two assists. The Petes improve to 15-11-0-0 while Hamilton falls to 11-13-1-0.
SAGINAW 3, OWEN SOUND 0
Arizona Coyotes prospect Ivan Prosvetov stopped all 48 shots he faced, helping the Saginaw Spirit blank the Owen Sound Attack 3-0 on the road. Prosvetov’s performance featured 38 of his 48 saves in the final two periods as the Bears made a late push to no avail. Damien Giroux (11), Jake Goldowski (4) and Cole Perfetti (11) provided Spirit goals as they picked up two points despite being outshot 48-27. Owen Sound’s Mack Guzda made 24 saves in the loss. Saginaw improves to 13-9-1-2 for second place in the West Division while Owen Sound suffers a third straight loss, falling to 13-10-1-2.
GUELPH 6, NORTH BAY 2
The Guelph Storm rebounded from a rough showing on Saturday, defeating the North Bay Battalion 6-2 on the road. The Russian connection of Edmonton Oilers prospect Dmitri Samorukov and St. Louis Blues pick Alexey Toropchenko combined for six points while goaltender Anthony Popovich made 34 saves. Toropchenko (5, 6) opened and closed the scoring, recording two goals and an assist while Samurkov picked up three helpers. Barret Kirwin (4), Liam Hawel (11), Cedric Ralph (8) and Isaac Ratcliffe (19) added Storm markers as they won despite being outshot 36-28. Brad Chenier (11) and Justin Brazeau (23) scored North Bay goals while Adam McMaster assisted on both. The Storm improve to 13-6-3-3 while North Bay drops to 11-12-1-1.
SARNIA 3, OSHAWA 2
Hugo Leufvenius (16, 17) scored twice and Adam Ruzicka (7) scored the second period game winner as the Sarnia Sting racked up 52 shots in a 3-2 road win over the Oshawa Generals. Kyle Keyser was at his finest in the Oshawa crease, turning aside 49 shots to keep his team in the game to the very end. Local product Ethan Langevin made 28 saves for Sarnia before the Oshawa crowd as the Sting rebounded with a win, improving to 11-11-2-2. Eric Henderson (9) and Serron Noel (16) had goals as the Generals had their five-game winning streak snapped, falling to 15-8-2-0.
LONDON 4, WINDSOR 2
The Windsor Spitfires took out a 2-0 first period lead before the London Knights responded with four unanswered to claim their 12th straight victory. Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Liam Foudy (11, 12) scored twice and had an assist while Matvey Guskov (5) and Connor McMichael (14) added singles, helping the Knights improve to 18-4-2-0 with a 4-2 road win. Evan Bouchard picked up a pair of assists as the Knights outshot the Spits 30-24. Curtis Douglas (12) and Daniel D’Amico (8) scored Windsor goals as the Spitfires fall to 12-12-1-1.