Wednesday Highlights: Hounds stretch winning streak to nine
SAULT STE. MARIE 4 – SUDBURY 3
The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds’ winning streak has swelled to nine after the club overcame a pair of third period four minute penalty kills, defeating the visiting Sudbury Wolves 4-3 on Tim Gettinger’s (12) late game winner. Gettinger broke open a 3-3 tie with 3:18 left in regulation, scoring unassisted as the Greyhounds improved to 18-3-2-0. Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Boris Katchouk (19, 20) scored twice while draft eligible Swedish rearguard Rasmus Sandin (2) also found the back of the net and Morgan Frost had two assists. The Wolves battled hard but lose their third straight after getting goals from youngsters Dawson Baker (2), Blake Murray (8) and Anthony Tabak (3). The Hounds outshot the Wolves 34-22, taking their fourth win in five meetings this season.
OWEN SOUND 3 – NIAGARA 2 – SO
2018 NHL Draft prospect Aidan Dudas (13, 14) scored twice in regulation before potting another in the shootout as the Owen Sound Attack edged the visiting Niagara IceDogs 3-2. Owen Sound outshot Niagara 42-21 but Stephen Dhillon made 40 saves to help his club force overtime and earn a point in the shootout loss. The IceDogs overcame a 2-0 deficit with third period goals from Kirill Maksimov (13) and Liam Ham (1). Dudas and Nick Suzuki provided Owen Sound shootout markers while rookie goaltender Mack Guzda stopped both Niagara shooters he faced to get the win. Owen Sound improves to 13-7-0-2 with their second straight win. The IceDogs fall to 9-8-3-2 having won two of their past 10.
SAGINAW 4 – FLINT 1
Blade Jenkins (9, 10) continued his solid November, scoring twice and adding an assist to lead the Saginaw Spirit to a 4-1 win in Flint. Damien Giroux (9) also had a goal and an assist while Daniil Vertiy (2) found the back of the net as the Spirit won their third straight. New Jersey Devils prospect Evan Cormier made 27 saves while Keaton Middleton collected two assists. Marcus Crawford’s third period assist was the 100th of his OHL career, making him just the second rearguard in Spirit franchise history (Patrick McNeill, 2007) to reach the century mark. Dallas Stars prospect Nicholas Caamano (12) provided Flint’s lone goal as the Firebirds suffer their third straight loss and fall seven points behind the Spirit in the West Division. The two clubs meet again on Friday in Saginaw.
SARNIA 4 – LONDON 1
Swedish winger Hugo Leufvenius (7, 8, 9) had a night to remember, scoring his first career OHL hat-trick as the Sarnia Sting defeated visiting London 4-1. Veteran netminder Justin Fazio made 31 saves while Sean Josling (8) also scored. London’s Cliff Pu (10) opened the scoring 3:26 into action, but that’s all London would manage as a three-game winning streak draws to a close. The Sting won their third straight, improving to 19-4-1-0 to lead the West Division standings. OHL scoring leader Jordan Kyrou had an assist in the win to bring his point total to 48 over 22 games.