Saturday Highlights: Otters explode for seven goals
ERIE 7 LONDON 1
It was all Otters on Friday as they defeated the visiting London Knights 7-1. Chicago Blackhawks prospect Alex DeBrincat (7, 8) led the attack with two goals and two assists while Kyle Pettit (3, 4) potted two of his own. Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Taylor Raddysh registered four assists while Carson Edwardson (1), Ivan Lodnia (6) and Jordan Sambrook (2) also found the back of the net for the Otters. Max Jones (3) scored the lone goal for the Knights. The Otters outshot London 35-20.
NORTH BAY 2 OTTAWA 1
Late third period goals from Brett Hargrave (5) and Brett McKenzie (7) led the North Bay Battalion to a 2-1 comeback road victory over the Ottawa 67’s. The resilient effort featured 34 saves from goaltender Brent Moran, who was beaten just once on the afternoon on a goal by Ottawa’s Patrick White (2). The 67’s took the shooting column 35-31 but the Troops gained the two points, improving to 4-4 on the season.
MISSISSAUGA 3 SAGINAW 2 OT
New Jersey Devils prospect Nathan Bastian (4) scored 25 seconds into overtime on a nifty pass from Jacob Moverare as the Mississauga Steelheads took a 3-2 win in Saginaw. Bastian’s winner helped the trout bounce back from a Friday night loss in Flint while Owen Tippett (6, 7) also scored twice. Rookie netminder Jacob Ingham made 23 saves to record his first OHL victory. Saginaw had goals from Brady Gilmour (4) and Damien Giroux (1), who scored his first in the OHL. Spirit goaltender Evan Cormier earned second star honours with 39 saves in the loss.
BARRIE 5 FLINT 3
Anthony Stefano (3, 4) scored twice, leading the Barrie Colts to a 5-3 win in Flint. Rookie forward Jason Willms (3) scored the third period power play winner as the Colts improve to 4-5-1. Christian Propp made 36 saves to earn his first OHL win in the crease. The Colts bounced back from an early 2-0 hole as Tye Dellandrea (3) and Nicholas Caamano (6) opened the scoring for the Firebirds. Barrie responded with goals from Stefano, Adrian Carbonara (3) and Lucas Chiodo (2) before Dellandrea (4) added his second of the night. With the score tied 3-3, Willms buried the winner with assists from Carbonara and Tom Hedberg at 9:21 of the third period. Stefano added an empty netter to seal the deal. Flint outshot Barrie 39-34.
HAMILTON 4 SUDBURY 2
Three unanswered goals powered the Hamilton Bulldogs to a comeback win over the Sudbury Wolves on home ice. The Bulldogs bounced back from a Friday night loss in Sudbury as Will Bitten (2), Michael Cramarossa (6) and MacKenzie Entwistle (7) scored goals in the latter half of the game to seal a 4-2 win. Kaden Fulcher turned aside 35 shots, being beaten twice on the night on shots by Sudbury’s Dmitry Sokolov (5) and Michael Pezzetta (3). Fulcher stood tall in the third period to make 21 saves, earning first star honours as the Bulldogs were outshot 37-29. Hamilton improves to 7-2 for first place in the East Division.
OSHAWA 2 NIAGARA 1
Kyle Keyser made 28 saves to earn his first win as an Oshawa General in a 2-1 victory in Niagara. Mitchell Vande Sompel (3) and Domenic Commisso (5) had goals as the Generals improved to 5-4 on the season. Matthew Philip (2) scored the lone goal for the IceDogs, who were outshot 32-29 in their third straight loss. Stephen Dhillon made 30 saves for Niagara.
OWEN SOUND 5 KITCHENER 3
Petrus Palmu (8, 9) and Kevin Hancock (1, 2) each had two goals and an assist as the Owen Sound Attack took it to the Kitchener Rangers on home ice, defeating them 5-3 while outshooting them 56-24. Maksim Sushko (4) added a goal and an assist while Nick Suzuki had a pair of helpers. The Rangers lost despite jumping out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Mason Kohn (2) and Adam Mascherin (3). Dylan Di Perna (3) also scored while goaltender Chris McGonigle earned third star honours with a 51-save outing.