OTTAWA 2, GATINEAU 1 (IN ORLEANS)
The Ottawa 67’s came out on top in nearby Orleans, tying a bow on a perfect 5-0-0 pre-season. Tye Felhaber scored the second period game winner as the 67’s downed the QMJHL’s Gatineau Olympiques for the second time in exhibition play, this time by a score of 2-1. Rookie forward Marco Rossi also scored while goaltender Cedrick Andree turned away 30 shots. The 67’s prepares to open the regular season on Friday at home to Mississauga.
SAULT STE. MARIE 6, SUDBURY 4
Tied 3-3 after two periods, the Soo Greyhounds outlasted the Sudbury Wolves on home ice in a 6-4 victory. Overage winger Keeghan Howdeshell had a productive day with two goals and an assist while the game winning goal came off the stick of rookie defenceman Robert Calisti. Sophomore winger Ryan Roth had a goal and two assists while Cullen McLean and Ryan O’Rourke were also Soo goal-scorers. Sudbury’s big line of David Levin, Quinton Byfield and Macauley Carson accounted for all of the Wolves’ offence. Levin had two goals and an assist while Byfield tallied a goal and two helpers and Carson picked up three assists. The Hounds played to a 2-0-0 mark in exhibition play while Sudbury finishes up at 1-4-1. Byfield and Carson finished for the Sudbury lead in pre-season scoring with nine points each.
OWEN SOUND 4, NORTH BAY 1
The Owen Sound Attack struck back against the visiting North Bay Battalion, defeating them 4-1 on Sunday afternoon. Overage winger Alan Lyszczarczyk led the offence with a goal and an assist but Griffin Wilson, Kaleb Pearson and Daylon Groulx also accounted for markers. Attack netminder Mack Guzda stopped 22 of the 23 shots he faced, surrendering North Bay’s lone goal off the stick of Kyle Potts. Owen Sound closes out the pre-season with a 3-1-0 record while North Bay played to a 2-3-0 mark.
OSHAWA 4, PETERBOROUGH 1 (IN PORT PERRY)
The Oshawa Generals controlled the pace, outshooting the rival Peterborough Petes 39-27 in a 4-1 victory in Port Perry. Rookie Dylan Robinson was a big piece of Oshawa’s success with a goal and two assists to his credit while Nando Eggenberger, Joseph Rupoli and Tyler Tullio also tallied. Rookie winger Cameron Butler provided Peterborough’s lone goal in the loss as Oshawa’s Cole Ceci turned in a 26-save performance. Oshawa finished 3-0-1 in the pre-season while Peterborough sated to a 2-3-0 record.