OSHAWA 4, KINGSTON 1
Montreal Canadiens prospect Allan McShane (3) scored shorthanded and added two assists as the Oshawa Generals improved to 4-0, defeating the Kingston Frontenacs 4-1 in their home opener. Jacob Winterton (2), Oliver Suni (2) and David Jesus (1) also scored for Oshawa while Andrew MacLean stopped 12 of 13. Kingston rookie Shane Wright (1), the first overall pick of the 2019 OHL Priority Selection, scored his first OHL marker in the second period. The Frontenacs were outshot 30-13 as goaltender Brendan Bonello made 26 saves. Kingston drops to 0-2-1-0.
FLINT 8, SARNIA 5
There was no shortage of offence in Flint on Sunday as the Firebirds skated to their third straight win, defeating the Sarnia Sting 8-5. Vancouver Canucks prospect Ethan Keppen (1, 2) scored twice while Evan Vierling (1) had a goal and two assists as the Firebirds went 2-for-4 on the power play. Cody Morgan (2), Vladislav Kolyachonok (1), Ty Dellandrea (1) and Brennan Othmann (2) scored to give Flint a 4-0 lead after 20 minutes. Evgeniy Oksentyuk (2) rounded out Flint’s scoring summary as the Firebirds won despite being outshot 40-34. Brayden Guy (2), Jacob Perreault (1), Sean Josling (1), Eric Hjorth (1) and Calvin Martin (2) provided Sarnia goals as the Sting fell to 0-3.
PETERBOROUGH 3, OTTAWA 2
The Peterborough Petes nailed down a big road win as San Jose Sharks prospect Zach Gallant scored the winner with 6:55 to go in a 3-2 victory over the CHL’s top-ranked Ottawa 67’s. Nick Robertson (4) and Max Grondin (1) also scored for Peterborough while Hunter Jones made 26 saves. New Jersey Devils prospect Mitchell Hoelscher (1, 2) provided both Ottawa goals while Jack Quinn picked up two assists. Cedrick Andree made 30 saves in the loss as the 67’s played their home opener before a crowd of 5,732. Ottawa falls to 3-1 while the Petes improve to 2-1.
SAGINAW 3, NIAGARA 0
Marshall Frappier stopped all 26 shots he faced in his Saginaw Spirit debut, earning his second career OHL shutout in a 3-0 win over the visiting Niagara IceDogs. Roberto Mancini (1), Cole Coskey (4) and Cole Perfetti (1) provided Saginaw goals, with Mancini breaking up a scoreless game with his first OHL goal midway through the second period. Niagara’s Tucker Tynan was solid again, making 41 saves as his team was outshot 44-26. The Spirit went 2-1 in a weekend three-in-three, now owning a 2-2-1-0 record. Niagara falls to 2-1-1-1.
SUDBURY 5, KITCHENER 4 – SO
Shane Bulitka (2) tied the score with 2:27 remaining in the third period and the Sudbury Wolves went on to get shootout goals from Quinton Byfield and Blake Murray in a 5-4 win over visiting Kitchener. Christian Purboo stopped 20 of 21 in relief of Mitchell Weeks to get the win while Murray (3), Byfield (6) and Jack Thompson (3) scored regulation goals alongside Bulitka. Byfield’s goal and two assists give him a league-leading 12 points to close out the weekend. Kitchener rookie Francesco Pinelli (3, 4) scored twice while Riley Damiani (1) and Jonathan Yantsis (4) also found the back of the net as the Rangers earned a point in the shootout loss. Lucas Pfeil stopped 28 of 32 in goal while Damiani led the way offensively with a goal, two assists and a shootout marker. Sudbury improves to 3-2 while Kitchener returns home from a weekend road trip having gone 0-1-1-1.