Tuesday Highlights: Korostelev delivers in Petes debut
PETERBOROUGH 3 – KINGSTON 1
Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Nikita Korostelev (18) had a goal and an assist in his Peterborough Petes debut, earning first star honours in a 3-1 win over the visiting Kingston Frontenacs. Korostelev’s 200th career OHL regular season game also included an assist from newly acquired teammate Alex Black who joined him in coming over from the Sarnia Sting this week. Adam Timleck (11) and Matthew Timms (7) also scored for the Petes while Dylan Wells made 37 saves. Frontenacs newcomer Brett Neumann (6) scored in his debut with the new club as Kingston outshot Peterborough 38-31. The Petes sit just one point behind first place Oshawa in the East Division while the Frontenacs trail third place Hamilton by a point.
WINDSOR 5 – LONDON 1
A four goal third period paced the Windsor Spitfires past the visiting London Knights 5-1, ending London’s four game winning streak as defencemen Jalen Chatfield (5) and Logan Stanley (3) each had a goal and an assist. Goaltender Michael DiPietro turned aside 28 shots while the Spits also had goals from Hayden McCool (4), Cole Purboo (10) and Gabriel Vilardi (12). Logan Brown and Jeremiah Addison both recorded a pair of assists as Windsor pulled to within three points of first place Sault Ste. Marie in the West Division. London’s lone goal came off the stick of Robert Thomas (12).
KITCHENER 5 – GUELPH 2
Joseph Garreffa (10, 11) had two goals and an assist as the Kitchener Rangers took the latest clash of Highway 7 rivals, defeating the Guelph Storm 5-2 on the road. The Rangers jumped out to a 3-0 lead, hanging on for two points as Luke Richardson made 38 saves in his first start since November 20th. Darby Llewllyn (9), Adam Mascherin (26) and Frank Hora (1) had other goals for Kitchener as the Rangers kept pace with red hot Owen Sound in the Midwest Division. The Storm saw its three game winning streak draw to a close as Barret Kirwin (2) and Nate Schnarr (10) scored goals in the loss. Guelph currently sits four points out of the Western Conference playoff picture.