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Labo(u)r Day Action Across the OHL - Junior Hockey News
Published: Monday, 3 Sep 2012
At the WFCU Centre, the visiting Plymouth Whalers beat the host Windsor Spitfires 5-3, taking both games of a home-and-home series. Garret Muers scored twice for the Whalers while Ryan Hartman and Mitch Jones each had a goal and an assist. After 40 minutes, the Whalers had a 5-1 lead but held off a Spitfires' comeback in the third period. Josh Ho-Sang and Kerby Rychel each scored a goal and added two assists in a losing cause for the home team.
The host Sarnia Sting got revenge on the defending OHL champion, the London Knights, as they beat the visitors 6-2 at the RBC Centre. The two teams last fought on Friday with the Knights beat the Sting 8-2 in London. Overage forward Charlie Sarault scored a goal and added three assists and Reid Boucher found the net twice with assist for a three-point night. Alex Galchenyuk played his first game of the pre-season and added a pair of assists for the Sting. Chris Tierney and Jack Nevins provided the goal-scoring for the Knights.
The Niagara IceDogs played their first home game of the pre-season and they didn't disappoint the fans at the Gatorade Garden City Complex as they clipped the Oshawa Generals 6-5. Brock Beukeboom scored twice for the IceDogs, including the game-winner with 2:59 left. The home team got goals from Carter Verhaeghe, Aaron Hayden, David Sysala and Ondrej Kopta while the Generals, who rallied from a 5-2 deficit halfway through the game, got goals from Scott Sabourin, Cole Cassels, Adam Lloyd, Brian Hughes and Josh Brown.
Samu Markkula scored the only goal in the shoot-out as the Barrie Colts beat the visiting Owen Sound Attack 4-3. Brendan Bell, Anthony Camara and Cody Brown scored regulation goals for the Colts, who swept a home-and-home series from the Attack who got goals from Gemel Smith, Brendan Childerley and Kyle Hope.
The Brampton Battalion swept a two-game series from the Kitchener Rangers as the hosts beat the Rangers 3-1 at the Powerade Centre. The Battalion got goals from Brandon Robinson, Matt Bragagnolo and Barclay Godrow while Brent Pedersen scored the lone goal for the visitors. Bragagnolo, who is a walk-on at the Battalion's camp, scored the deciding goal at 14:24 of the second period.
Other OHL News: The Windsor Spitfires signed forward Mitchell Graham to an OHL Contract and Education package. Graham, who spent last season with the Burlington Eagles of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA), was the team's 11th round pick in the 2011 OHL Priority Selection.
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