Three first goals were added to the growing collection of early season Milestone Moments across the Ontario Hockey League as Peterborough’s Chad Denault and Windsor Spitfires teammates Jean-Luc Foudy and Grayson Ladd had memorable nights on Thursday.
CHAD DENAULT (PETERBOROUGH PETES):
Chad Denault finished off the back-end of an alley-oop with defenceman Austin Osmanski, catching the Niagara IceDogs on a line change to slip home his first career OHL goal on a breakaway. Denault put a backhander through the legs of IceDogs goaltender Colton Incze to help the Petes improve to 3-0 with a 5-2 victory. Denault’s first goal comes in his 64th career regular season contest. The Iroquois Falls, Ont. native was the club’s third round pick in 2016.
JEAN-LUC FOUDY (WINDSOR SPITFIRES):
Jean-Luc Foudy turned on the jets and created a chance for himself, taking a feed from Mathew MacDougall to put his first OHL marker past Saginaw’s Cameron Lamour in alone. Foudy’s first came with 1:56 left in the opening frame of a high-scoring 7-5 Spitfires home ice win. The club’s first round (10th overall) pick this past spring is the younger brother of London Knights forward and Columbus Blue Jackets first rounder Liam Foudy. Jean-Luc finished Thursday’s contest with four points, adding a trio of assists along the way to earn first star honours.
GRAYSON LADD (WINDSOR SPITFIRES):
Sophomore blueliner Grayson Ladd sent a point shot through traffic that found its way past Saginaw’s Cameron Lamour, giving the 17-year-old his first OHL goal. A native of Kent Bridge, Ont., Ladd’s first goal comes in his 55th career regular season contest. The 6-foot-1, 171Ib. defender spent half of last season with the Kitchener Rangers before being acquired by Windsor in January. He’s eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft.