Wednesday Highlights: Bruins prospects join forces for Generals in East battle
OSHAWA 2, OTTAWA 1 – SO
Jack Studnicka (9) tied the score at three 12:05 into the third period before fellow Boston Bruins prospect Kyle Keyser was big down the stretch, getting things into a shootout where the Oshawa Generals defeated the Ottawa 67’s for a 2-1 decision on the road. Studnicka and Kyle MacLean scored shootout tallies while Keyser turned away Sasha Chmelevski and Tye Felhaber, giving the Generals a fourth straight win. The Ottawa loss comes in their first home action since November 7th and sees the 67’s earn at least a point in a 20th straight game. Keyser stopped 35 of 36 in regulation, surrendering Ottawa’s lone goal off the stick of Chmelevski (8) just 2:48 into the first period. Ottawa’s Cedrick Andree stopped 31 of 32 in the loss. Oshawa pulls to within 12 points of first place Ottawa with a 14-7-2-0 record. The 67’s are 19-3-3-1.
SAULT STE. MARIE 7, SUDBURY 4
Zack Trott (4) scored the first Teddy Bear Toss goal of 2018-19 shorthanded, striking for the first of seven Soo Greyhounds markers in a 7-4 win over visiting Sudbury on Wednesday. The Hounds defeated their northern rival thanks to a goal and two assists from Morgan Frost (15). Cole MacKay (9), Tye Kartye (1), Ryan O’Rourke (3), Barrett Hayton (12) and Rory Kerins (3) also scored for Sault Ste. Marie while Mac Hollowell added two assists. The Hounds outshot the Wolves 40-28, going 2-for-6 on the power play. Drake Pilon (3), Cole Candella (4), Nolan Hutcheson (10) and Blake McConville (1) scored for the Wolves who fall to 13-8-1-1. The Hounds sit atop the West Division with a 14-6-3-1 record.
KITCHENER 7, FLINT 2
Greg Meireles (10) had a goal and three assists while Nick McHugh (4, 5) scored twice and added a helper as the Kitchener Rangers took a dominant 7-2 win in Flint. The Rangers struck for seven goals on 32 shots as Rickard Hugg (13), Jonathan Yantsis (20) and Isaac Langdon (1) also got involved while Joseph Garreffa (8) had a goal and two assists. Kitchener jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Flint’s Jake Durham (12, 13) scored the first of his two goals on the night. Firebirds defenceman Riley McCourt picked up a pair of assists as the Firebirds went 2-for-3 on the power play. Kitchener’s Lucas Pfeil stopped 36 of 38 to improve to 4-1-1-0 on the campaign. Kitchener rebounds from a Tuesday night loss to improve to 12-11-2-0. The Firebirds fall to 2-21-1-0 with their fifth straight loss.