BARRIE 6, OWEN SOUND 3
A hat-trick from rookie defenceman Brandt Clarke powered the Barrie Colts past the Owen Sound Attack 6-3 on the road. The fourth overall pick of the 2019 OHL Priority Selection, Clarke scored once in the second period and twice in the third while teammate Luke Bignell also scored twice in the win as the Colts outshot Owen Sound 34-29 and went 2-for-8 on the man advantage. Aidan Brown and Nathan Allensen each collected a pair of assists while Matthew Dunsmoor made 26 saves for the win. Daylon Groulx, Barret Kirwin and Kirill Nizhnikov scored for the Attack in their pre-season debut.
KITCHENER 7, PETERBOROUGH 6 – SO
Declan McDonnell tied the score at six with six seconds remaining in the third period, setting the stage for a Riley Damiani shootout winner as the Kitchener Rangers edged the Peterborough Petes 7-6. The Rangers led 2-0, eventually falling behind 5-3 before rallying back behind a pair of third period goals from Jonathan Yantsis to complete his hat-trick. Damiani and Graham Dickerson also scored for the Blueshirts, with Damiani finishing with a goal and two helpers along with 10 shots on goal. Max Grondin led the Petes offensively with a goal and two assists. Peterborough’s Michael Simpson made 47 saves in the loss while Jacob Ingham claimed the win for the Rangers, stopping all three shootout opponents he faced. The Rangers outshot the Petes 53-24. Kitchener played to a 2-1 record in their weekend showcase while Peterborough finished at 2-0-1.
SAGINAW 5, NORTH BAY 2 (IN KITCHENER)
Brady Gilmour and Jake Goldowski each scored twice while defenceman Mason Millman also tallied, leading the Saginaw Spirit past the North Bay Battalion 5-2. Saginaw outshot North Bay 42-31 as Cole Perfetti recorded four assists and Carter Tahk made 29 saves for the win. Mason Primeau ended Tahk’s shutout bid with 6:57 left in the third period. Mitchell Russell also scored for the Troops. The Spirit played to a 2-1 record in Kitchener while the Troops went 0-3.
HAMILTON 2, ERIE 1
The Hamilton Bulldogs rebounded from an 8-0 loss on Saturday as Marco Costantini stopped 39 of the 40 shots he faced in a 2-1 road win over the Erie Otters. Navrin Mutter and Tag Bertuzzi provided goals as the Bulldogs won despite being outshot 40-27. Chad Yetman scored the lone goal for Erie while Aidan Campbell made 25 saves.
OTTAWA 8, SUDBURY 2 (IN KANATA)
Marco Rossi had two goals and two assists while Graeme Clarke tallied twice and Noel Hoefenmayer pitched in with three helpers as the Ottawa 67’s defeated visiting Sudbury 8-2. Rookie winger Jack Beck had a goal and two assists for the Barber Poles as they outshot Sudbury 43-31, getting 29 saves from goaltender Jean-Philippe Tourigny. Chase Stillman and Macauley Carson scored Sudbury markers.