Sunday Highlights: Spits head home with six points


Rookie forward Daniel D’Amico (5) scored 2:36 into overtime as the Windsor Spitfires overcame an early 2-0 deficit to defeat the Ottawa 67’s 4-3. With the win, the Spits wrap up a perfect 3-0 road trip against East Division opponents, improving to 22-13-2-1 in the West Division. Igor Larionov (3), Cole Purboo (13) and Chris Playfair (3) also scored while Michael DiPietro made 29 saves to get the win. Ottawa loses for the eighth time in the past 10 games as Austen Keating (13, 14) scored twice while defenceman Merrick Rippon (2) scored his first in a 67’s uniform. Kody Clark also recorded two assists as Ottawa closes out the weekend fourth in the East Division at a mark of 16-19-2-2.


Justin Brazeau (26, 27) had himself an afternoon, recording five points including two goals and three assists as the North Bay Battalion defeated the visiting London Knights 6-3. Luke Burghardt (18, 19) joined Brazeau in scoring twice while also adding two assists for a four-point game. Kyle Potts (8) and Jesse Saban (2) also lit the lamp as the Troops improved to 15-19-5-1. Christian Propp turned in a 28-save performance between the pipes while recent acquisition Matthew Struthers had two assists for the Battalion. London goals came from new addition Nathan Dunkley (14) along with overage veteran Sam Miletic (15, 16) who scored twice and added an assist. The Knights fall to 22-15-2-1 but return home with four of a possible six points on their Central Division road trip.


Brandon Saigeon (22) knocked Marian Studenic’s initial shot over the goal line 6:12 into the third period to score the difference maker as the Hamilton Bulldogs got by the visiting Sudbury Wolves 3-2. Hamilton outshot Sudbury 49-25 as Wolves netminder Mario Culina made 46 saves in defeat. Matthew Strome (24) and Nicholas Caamano (19) picked up goals for the Bulldogs while Kaden Fulcher made 23 saves. Hamilton improves to 25-9-3-3 with a 10-point cushion over second place Kingston in the East Division. David Levin (7) and Dmitry Sokolov (20) scored for Sudbury as the Wolves fell to 11-23-6-0 with their third straight loss.


The Owen Sound Attack came to play on Sunday, jumping out to a 3-0 lead behind a pair of goals from Alan Lyszczarczyk (9, 10) before eventually taking a 5-2 road decision over the Oshawa Generals. Back-to-back Attack wins follow a seven-game slide as Philadelphia Flyers prospect Maksim Sushko (18 19) also scored twice while Daylon Groulx (7) found the back of the net as well. Ethan Szypula had two assists in the win and rookie goaltender Mack Guzda made 28 saves as Owen Sound improved to 16-16-1-5. Attack newcomer Cade Robinson had an assist in his debut. Vancouver Canucks prospect Matt Brassard (8) scored Oshawa’s lone goal as the Generals were outshot 42-30. The Gennies fall to 19-18-3-0, five points back of second place Kingston in the East Division.


The Kingston Frontenacs brought another impressive display of offence, defeating the Niagara IceDogs 8-3 on the road as Dallas Stars prospect Jason Robertson (22, 23, 24) recorded a hat-trick along with an assist. Newly acquired Los Angeles Kings prospect Gabriel Vilardi (1, 2) opened the scoring with his first two goals of the season while former Windsor Spitfires teammate Sean Day (5) finished the game with a goal and three assists. Linus Nyman (19) added a goal and two helpers and Brett Neumann (12) also tallied as Kingston went 4-for-6 on the power play and scored their eight goals on 34 shots. The IceDogs saw their five-game winning streak snapped as Danial Singer (19), Kirill Maksimov (25) and Matthew Philip (11) scored goals while Akil Thomas recorded assists on all of them. The Frontenacs earn their 20th win of the season while Niagara remains two points back of first place Barrie in the Central with a record of 21-12-3-2.


The Soo Greyhounds scored three times in the opening five minutes of the first period, eventually tacking on four more in a 7-3 road win over the Guelph Storm. Philadelphia Flyers prospect Morgan Frost (23, 24) stretched his point streak to 17 games with two goals and an assist while forwards Barrett Hayton (16) and Boris Katchouk (28) both had a goal and two helpers. Jack Kopacka (20), Hayden Verbeek (14) and Ryan Roth (10) scored additional Greyhounds goals while Matthew Villalta made 30 saves to earn his 50th career victory in a span of just 62 games. Greyhounds captain Tim Gettinger had two assists as Sault Ste. Marie went 2-for-5 on the power play, outshooting Guelph 35-33. Alexey Toropchenko (6), Isaac Ratcliffe (19) and Keegan Stevenson (1) all found the back of the net for Guelph as the Storm remain five points behind second place London in the division with a record of 19-16-1-3. Sault Ste. Marie remains unbeaten in regulation over a span of 26 games, improving to 34-3-2-1.



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