SAULT STE. MARIE 7 – NORTH BAY 4
Boston Bruins prospect Zach Senyshyn (29, 30) scored twice as the Soo Greyhounds overcame a 4-2 deficit to defeat the North Bay Battalion 7-4 on the road. The Greyhounds scored five times in the latter half of the third period to stun the Battalion and improve to 35-13-2-1, good for first place in the West Division. Hayden Verbeek (9), Gustav Bouramman (2), Boris Katchouk (24), Jack Kopacka (19) and Bobby MacIntyre (21) all found the back of the net while rookie forward Barrett Hayton recorded three assists. Goaltender Matthew Villalta made 31 saves to improve to 14-1-0-0 on the year. Brett McKenzie (24), Kyle Potts (8), Steve Harland (22) and Max Kislinger (4) all replied with markers for North Bay. The Greyhounds are an OHL-best 23-6-0-0 on the road this season.
OSHAWA 4 – HAMILTON 2
Jeremy Brodeur stole the show, turning aside 43 shots in a 4-2 Oshawa Generals victory over the visiting Hamilton Bulldogs. Eric Henderson (17, 18), Renars Krastenbergs (5) and Danil Antropov (7) all had goals as the Generals earned their 30th win and pushed two points ahead of Peterborough for first place in the East Division. Hamilton outshot Oshawa 45-31 as Brandon Saigeon (12) and Niki Petti (12) both scored. Hamilton has now lost four straight on the road.
ERIE 6 – KINGSTON 1
Chicago Blackhawks prospect Alex DeBrincat (43, 44) capped off an impressive week, recording two goals and two assists to lead the Erie Otters to a 6-1 road win in Kingston. Erie’s eighth consecutive win puts them two points ahead of second place London in the Midwest Division as Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Anthony Cirelli (16, 17) also scored twice and captain Dylan Strome (12) had a goal and three assists. The Otters outshot the Frontenacs 29-20, going 4-for-5 on the power play as Taylor Raddysh (31) also found the back of the net. Joseph Murdaca made 19 saves to improve to 6-1-0-1 as an Otter. Veteran defenceman Darren Raddysh recorded a pair of assists in the win, surpassing Chris Campoli (119, 2000-04) for the most by a defenceman in Otters history. Kingston’s lone goal came off the stick of veteran forward Cody Caron (6).