Saturday Highlights: Rookie Tynan top notch for IceDogs


The Niagara IceDogs rallied from a 2-0 first period deficit with three unanswered, defeating the CHL’s third-ranked Windsor Spitfires 3-2. The Dogs skated to their second straight road win as rookie netminder Tucker Tynan stood tall again, turning aside 32 shots to win for the fifth time in his last seven outings. Philip Tomasino (16) and Akil Thomas (16) scored second period markers to tie the game at two before Adrien Beraldo (2) netted the game winner 1:23 into the third, continuing his hot start with the new club. Oliver Castleman picked up a pair of assists as the IceDogs prevailed despite being outshot 34-19. Daniel D’Amico (8) and Cole Purboo (12) scored first period goals for the Spitfires as Windsor remains atop the West Division despite falling to 15-5-3-0.


Tyson Foerster (16) tied things up just beyond the midway point of the third period before Aidan Brown set up Jason Willms (9, 10) with 1:26 remaining in overtime as the Barrie Colts edged visiting Hamilton 4-3. Willms scored a pair of goals on the night while Brown (6) also found the back of the net. Third-year defenceman Nate Allensen picked up three assists as the Colts stopped a three-game skid thanks to a 32-save effort from Vancouver Canucks prospect Arturs Silovs. The Colts carried the play, outshooting Hamilton 50-35 as Bulldogs rookie Marco Costantini was a big reason for his team earning a point, making 46 saves in the overtime loss. Logan Morrison (11), Avery Hayes (8) and Navrin Mutter (3) were Hamilton scorers as the Bulldogs fell to 12-14-2-0. Hamilton’s Jan Jenik recorded an assist to extend his current point streak to 25 games. Barrie sits second in the Central, sporting a record of 13-8-1-1.


They almost let one get away, but the Owen Sound Attack recovered in time to take a 5-4 overtime win on Barret Kirwin’s (11, 12) second of the night. Brady Lyle joined the rush to find Kirwin for a one-timer as the Attack snapped a seven-game losing slide 58 seconds into the extra frame. The Bears almost let it get away, squandering a 4-2 lead in the latter half of the third period as Saginaw’s Danil Antropov (7) tied things up with seven seconds left in regulation. Kaleb Pearson (7), Matthew Philip (13) and Adam McMaster (8) joined Kirwin on the Owen Sound scoresheet while Sergey Popov picked up a pair of helpers. Cole Coskey (13) and Damien Giroux (16) joined Jenkins and Antropov in the scoring column for Saginaw. Mack Guzda made 33 saves for the win opposite Saginaw’s Marshall Frappier. The Attack sit fourth in the Midwest Division with an 11-10-3-1 record. Saginaw falls to 14-9-2-1.


Mitchell Hoelscher set up Jack Quinn (14) with six seconds remaining in regulation as the Ottawa 67’s recovered from a late lapse to defeat visiting Oshawa 4-3 for their sixth straight win. Up 3-1, the 67’s surrendered two third period goals in a span of 13 seconds as Oshawa drew even. Quinn’s winner came off a great play from Hoelscher who stripped an Oshawa opponent of the puck before taking it to the net where Quinn took care of the rest. Ottawa blueliner Noel Hoefenmayer (9, 10) scored twice including a goal just seven seconds into the second period, tying Alyn McCauley’s 1994 franchise mark. Marco Rossi (14) also scored for the Barber Poles, extending his point streak to eight games. Allan McShane (9), Brett Neumann (19) and Brett Harrison (6) scored Oshawa goals in front of Zachary Paputsakis who turned aside 26 shots. Ottawa’s Cedrick Andree stopped 20 for the win as the 67’s improve to 19-6-0-0. Oshawa has dropped two in a row, falling to 16-8-0-1.


Minnesota Wild prospect Hunter Jones stopped 38 of 39 as the Peterborough Petes extending their winning streak to four games, capping-off a perfect weekend on the road. Michael Little (4), Zach Gallant (14) and Mason McTavish (15) found the back of the net as the Petes defeated the Erie Otters 3-1. Gallant’s shorthanded second period game winner was a thing of beauty, a goal that certainly qualifies as a contender for goal of the year. The Otters carried the play, outshooting the Petes 39-23 as Hayden Fowler (12) brought the teddy bears to the ice with 1:19 left in the first period. The Petes own an OHL-best 19-6-1-1 record while Erie drops a third straight decision, falling to 11-8-2-6.


The London Knights spoiled Teddy Bear Toss Night in Flint, causing the bears to come out of hibernation early at the third period TV timeout. Michigan product Antonio Stranges (10, 11) earned first star honours with a pair of goals while Josh Nelson (3) and Jonathan Gruden (10) also scored for London. The Knights outshot the Firebirds 47-30 in a game that was scoreless until the final five minutes of the second period. Flint’s Connor Roberts (8) prevented the Firebirds from being shutout, ending Brett Brochu’s shutout bid with just 26 seconds left in the third period. The rookie Brochu made 29 saves in London’s sixth straight win as the Knights improved to 16-5-1-1. Luke Cavallin made 43 saves as the Firebirds fell to 15-10-0-0.


The Sarnia Sting exploded for eight goals on the road as 2020 NHL Draft prospect Jacob Perreault (11, 12) had two goals and two assists in an 8-3 win over the Soo Greyhounds. The Sting win comes despite Sarnia being outshot 45-27 as Ethan Langevin turned aside 42 shots. Sarnia led 5-1 by the second half of the second period as Carolina Hurricanes prospect Jamieson Rees (13) earned first star honours with a goal and two helpers. Joseph Mack (3), Brayden Guy (5), Ryan McGregor (8), Ryan Roth (12) and Nolan Dillingham (2) rounded out Sarnia’s scoring as the Sting went 2-for-4 on the power play. Alex Johnston (7), Rory Kerins (12) and Jacob Holmes (3) provided Soo goals as the Hounds fell to 10-15-1-0. Sarnia sits fourth in the West Divison, sporting a 12-13-0-0 record.

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