PETERBOROUGH 2 – OSHAWA 1
The Peterborough Petes slayed another early season dragon on Sunday evening in Oshawa, edging the rival Generals 2-1 as Hunter Jones stopped 28 of 29. Mason McTavish (8) and Brady Hinz (3) provided the offence in the fast-paced contest as the Petes won their third straight to improve to 9-3-0-0. Oshawa’s second straight loss included a third period goals from rookie Oliver Suni (4) while Andrew MacLean took the loss, making 28 saves. The Peterborough-Oshawa rivalry looks alive as ever this season as the two clubs meet next on December 13th. The Generals sit tied with Peterborough atop the division, owning a 9-2-0-0 record.
OTTAWA 5, HAMILTON 4 – OT
The Ottawa 67’s won a wild one in overtime as overage defenceman Noel Hoefenmayer (3, 4, 5) completed his first career OHL hat-trick to edge the visiting Hamilton Bulldogs 5-4. 2020 NHL Draft prospect Marco Rossi dished out five assists, four of them primary while Austen Keating (5) and newcomer Joseph Garreffa (1) also lit the lamp. Ottawa outshot Hamilton 36-23 but Bulldogs rookie Marco Costantini stood tall, helping his club earn a point with a 31-save performance. Ottawa’s Cedrick Andree earned the win in relief of Will Cranley, turning aside 12 of 13 shots. Nathan Staios (1), Arthur Kaliyev (14), Navrin Mutter (1) and Avery Hayes (3) scored Hamilton goals, with Hayes tying things up with 5:20 to go in the third period. The 67’s saw the return of New Jersey Devils prospect Nikita Okhotyuk to the lineup this past weekend while also learning that fellow Devils prospect Graeme Clarke will be sidelined long-term with a shoulder injury. Ottawa improves to 7-4-0-0 while Hamilton sits at 5-6-1-0.
SARNIA 7, KINGSTON 4
The Sarnia Sting wrapped up a highly successful weekend, locking down their third straight win in a 7-4 triumph over visiting Kingston. Sean Josling (8) and Jamieson Rees (4) each recorded a goal and two assists while captain Ryan McGregor (1) and a goal and a helper in his season debut. Marek Berka (1), Sam Bitten (4), Ryan Roth (7) and Jacob Perreault (4) added Sarnia goals while Ben Gaudreau turned aside 33 saves, helping the Sting win despite being outshot 37-17. Dawson Baker (3), Jordan Frasca (2), Lucas Rowe (2) and Luke Drewitt (2) provided Kingston goals as the Frontenacs dropped a fifth straight decision, falling to 1-8-2-1. Sarnia improves to 3-7-0-0 after dropping seven consecutive to begin the season.
SOO 11, NORTH BAY 2
The Soo Greyhounds exploded for 11 goals including six in the third period, trouncing visiting North Bay 11-2 to snap a four-game slide. Ryan O’Rourke (4, 5), Robert Calisti (2, 3) and Cole MacKay (6, 7) all scored twice while Zack Trott (4) and Rory Kerins (9) each finished with a goal and three assists. Jaden Peca (6), Alex Johnston (4) and Dominic Mufarreh (2) also scored for the Hounds. Everything that could’ve gone wrong for the Battalion on Sunday pretty much did as they scored into their own empty net with an extra attacker on the ice during a delayed penalty call. Harrison Caines (2) and Matthew Struthers (8) were goal scorers as North Bay closed out a forgettable 0-3 weekend, being outscored 26-6 in the process. The Battalion fall to 3-9-0-0 while Sault Ste. Marie owns a 6-5-1-0 record.
SUDBURY 4, GUELPH 2
The Sudbury Wolves got the edge in an evenly-matched tilt with the Guelph Storm on Sunday, taking a 4-2 win on the road behind Nolan Hutcheson’s (2, 3) third period game winner. Hutcheson broke up a 2-2 tie 5:50 into the final frame before later adding an empty netter. Shane Bulitka (7) and Quinton Byfield (11) also scored for Sudbury while Christian Purboo made 33 saves. Jacob Roach (2) and Eric Uba (3) provided Storm goals while goaltender Nico Daws made 32 saves. Sudbury improves to 8-5-0-0 atop the Central Division while Guelph falls to 3-4-1-2.