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Friday Highlights: A look across the League

 

OSHAWA 4, OTTAWA 1
– Ryan Stepien opened the scoring shorthanded and later added an empty netter to lead the Generals to victory in Ottawa.
– Rookie Calum Ritchie scored his fourth goal in as many games while Ryan Gagnier accounted for Oshawa’s other goal.
– Ottawa region product Patrick Leaver made 23 saves for his first career OHL win.
Brenden Sirizzotti provided Ottawa’s lone goal in the loss.
– St. Louis Blues prospect Will Cranley made 28 saves in defeat.
GAME CENTRE

HAMILTON 4, NIAGARA 0
Marco Costantini solved a perfect 36 shots to record his first career OHL shutout and backstop the Bulldogs to a 4-0 blanking of the visiting IceDogs.
Mark Duarte, George Diaco and Avery Hayes scored the first three goals before Jonathan Melee scored his first career OHL goal on a penalty shot.
Logan Morrison recorded two assists in the win.
Josh Rosenzweig finished with 22 saves on 26 shots in net for Niagara.
GAME CENTRE & HIGHLIGHTS

KINGSTON 5, SUDBURY 4
– Two goals from Jordan Frasca helped the Frontenacs to a 5-4 edging of the Wolves on home ice.
Shane Wright and Lucas Edmonds contributed two assists each.
– Fifth overall 2021 draft pick Matthew Soto scored his first OHL goal and finished with two points.
– L.A. Kings prospect Martin Chromiak also recorded two points in the win.
Christopher Thibodeau found the back of the net unassisted for his first OHL goal.
– Sudbury’s Ethan Larmand scored back-to-back third period goals as the Wolves made things interesting.
– Wolves captain Jack Thompson recorded two assists for a League-leading 10 points in five games.
– The Wolves edged the Fronts in shots 35-34.
– The Fronts were without defenceman Lucas Peric who served the second of a five-game suspension.
– Sudbury was missing defender Andre Anania, who served the first of a three-game suspension.
GAME CENTRE

SAULT STE. MARIE 4, GUELPH 2
– Rookie Bryce McConnell-Barker earned first star honours with a goal and an assist as the Greyhounds improved to 3-1.
Marco Mignosa scored his first OHL goal to put the Hounds up 2-0.
– Veterans Robert Calisti and Cole MacKay accounted for other Soo goals.
– Rookie netminder Charlie Schenkel made 20 saves to earn the win in his OHL debut.
Danny Zhilkin and defenceman Luka Profaca provided Storm goals in the loss.
– The Storm surrendered six total power plays while the Greyhounds gave the Storm just one on the night.
GAME CENTRE

LONDON 5, WINDSOR 1
– The London Knights improve to a league-leading 4-0.
– Rookie forward Colton Smith opened the night with his first two career OHL goals.
Stuart Rolofs scored in his third consecutive game while Max McCue and Sean McGurn both collected a goal and an assist.
– Knights goaltender Brett Brochu turned aside 32 shots and earned an assist in the win.
Daniel D’Amico provided Windsor’s lone goal.
– The Knights won before a crowd of 7,812 at Budweiser Gardens.
GAME CENTRE & HIGHLIGHTS

KITCHENER 5, SARNIA 1
Reid Valade led the way with two goals and an assist as the Rangers improved to 3-0.
Declan McDonnell, newly-minted captain Francesco Pinelli and Mike Petizian accounted for other Kitchener goals.
– Rookie Cameron Mercer finished with three assists.
Pavel Cajan stopped 24 of 25 in the Kitchener crease opposite Sarnia’s Anson Thornton who stopped 33 and earned third star recognition in his OHL debut.
– Sting forward Zach Filak scored his first career OHL goal.
– The Rangers claimed victory before a crowd of 4,365 at The Aud.
GAME CENTRE & HIGHLIGHTS

NORTH BAY 7, MISSISSAUGA 1
Mitchell Russell earned first star honours with two goals and two assists in his season debut as the Troops trounced Mississauga and lead the Central with a 3-1 record.
– Former first overall OHL Priority Selection choice Ty Nelson scored his first OHL goal.
Liam Arnsby, Josh Currie and Brandon Coe each recorded a goal and an assist on the night.
– Montreal Canadiens prospect Joe Vrbetic was kept busy, stopping 42 of 43 for North Bay.
James Hardie provided Mississauga’s lone marker.
– Overage netminder Roman Basran, formerly of the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets, saw his first OHL action in relief of Joe Ranger.

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