Thursday Highlights: Brazeau bolsters Battalion attack
NORTH BAY 4 – WINDSOR 0
Justin Brazeau (7, 8) scored twice, registering his fourth multi-point performance in the last five games, while Julian Sime made 21 saves as the North Bay Battalion have rebounded from an eight game slide with back-to-back wins. Newly acquired defenceman Nick King (1) scored his first career OHL goal while Andy Baker (3) also found the back of the net on a nice display of patience. Christian Propp played just 5:31 in his Battalion debut before leaving the game with an injury. He and Sime would split duty over a 24-save shutout. The Spitfires drop to 7-5-1-0 as Logan Brown had seven shots on goal in his season debut.
OSHAWA 4 – NIAGARA 3 – SO
Jack Studnicka provided the shootout winner while fellow Boston Bruins prospect Kyle Keyser made 28 saves and stopped all three shootout opponents he faced in an Oshawa Generals 4-3 road win in Niagara. Studnicka set up the tying goal that came from defenceman Alex Di Carlo (3) 2:24 into the third period, knotting the game at three. Renars Krastenbergs (4) and Eric Henderson (1) also scored for the Generals as they outshot the IceDogs 36-31. Andrew Bruder (2), Joshua Dame (1) and Danial Singer (5) all scored for Niagara while rookie Philip Tomasino had two assists. The IceDogs remain undefeated in regulation over their past seven games, sitting second in the Central Division with a 7-2-2-1 record. Oshawa improves to 6-5-2-0.
PETERBOROUGH 5 – SAGINAW 3
Florida Panthers prospect Jonathan Ang (5, 6) scored twice while Peterborough Petes captain Logan DeNoble (9) had a goal and an assist including the game winner in a 5-3 win over the visiting Saginaw Spirit. Pavel Gogolev (6) and Zach Gallant (5) also tallied while Dylan Wells made 29 saves as the Petes improved to an East Division-leading 9-4-0-1. Duncan Penman (1), Damien Giroux (5) and Hayden Davis (1) scored for the Spirit while DJ Busdeker had a pair of assists. Saginaw remains winless on the road this season. They’ll have another opportunity on Saturday in Ottawa.
BARRIE 6 – HAMILTON 0
Zach Magwood (8, 9) scored twice and Leo Lazarev turned in a 37-save shutout as the Barrie Colts blanked the visiting Hamilton Bulldogs 6-0. Luke Bignell (4), Curtis Douglas (5), Jason Willms (5) and Mathew Hill (1) all scored for the Colts as they improved to 6-1-0-1 on home ice this season. The Bulldogs were held off the scoresheet despite outshooting the Colts 37-35. They fall to 6-3-1-2 on the season.