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Friday Night Around The OHL - Junior Hockey News
Published: Friday, 28 Sep 2012
Eight games were on the OHL schedule on a Friday night that saw a rematch of the 2012 Western Conference Finals as well as some comebacks.|
Kitchener Rangers 2 (at) London Knights 1
In a rematch of
the 2012 Western Conference Finals, John Gibson recorded 42 saves and
Matt Puempel registered a goal and an assist as the visiting Rangers
held off the Knights at the Budweiser Gardens. Radek Faksa scored the
deciding goal at 12:52 of the second period while Tobias Rieder assisted
on both Ranger goals. Kevin Bailie made 25 saves and Seth Griffith
scored his OHL-leading sixth goal of the season for the Knights, who
scored 16 in their previous two games.
Erie Otters 5 (at) Kingston Frontenacs 6 (OT)
Darcy Greenaway scored 33 seconds into overtime as the Frontenacs rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the visiting Otters at the K-Rock Centre. Billy Jenkins got the hat trick for the Frontenacs, who also got goals from Nathan Cull and Mikko Vainonen. The Frontenacs got three assists each from Ryan Kujawinski and Warren Steele. The Otters, who had a 5-3 lead early in the third period, got two goals from Connor Brown while Connor Crisp, J.P. Labardo and Luke Cairns also found the net. Frontenacs' goaltender Colin Furlong got the win as he replaced starter Mike Morrison at 3:26 of the third period and stopped all five shots while on the other side of the net, Devin Williams made 40 saves for the Otters.
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 (at) Sarnia Sting 3
Michael Schumacher netted his second goal of the game with 1:37 left in regulation and Matt Murray made 39 saves as the visiting Greyhounds overcame a 3-1 deficit by scoring three goals in the third period to beat the Sting at the RBC Centre. Andrew Fritsch and Nick Cousins also found the net for the Grehyounds while Craig Dunnick, Anthony DeAngelo and Alex Galchenyuk scored for the Sting, who got a 43 saves from J.P. Anderson.
Belleville Bulls 0 (at) Brampton Battalion 1
Patrik Machac scored the lone goal at 17:14 of the first period and Matej Machovsky stopped all 21 shots as the Battalion blanked the Bulls at the Powerade Centre. Malcolm Subban made 28 saves for the Bulls in a losing cause.
Owen Sound Attack 3 (at) Guelph Storm 2
Cameron Brace scored the deciding goal and added an assist as the Attack came from behind to score two goals in the third period and beat the Storm at the Sleeman Centre. Jordan Bennington recorded 29 saves for the Attack, who also got goals from Zach Nastasiuk and Keevin Cutting. Zack Leslie and Patrick Watling found the net for the Storm, who got 29 saves from Garret Sparks.
Niagara IceDogs 4 (at) Ottawa 67's 2
Brett Ritchie netted the game-winner and added two assists for the IceDogs as they doubled-up the host 67's at the Scotiabank Place. Ryan Strome found the net twice and Shayne Rover also cashed in with a short-handed goal for the IceDogs, who got 20 saves from Christopher Festarini. Dante Salituro and Tyler Graovac provided the scoring for the 67's.
Peterborough Petes 1 (at) Oshawa Generals 5
Scott Laughton and Geoffrey Schemitsch each registered a goal and an assist as the Generals beat the visiting Petes in their home opener. Tyler Biggs and Michael Dal Colle each scored their first OHL goals for the hosts, who also got a goal from Lucas Lessio. Boone Jenner and Colin Suellentrop each recorded two assists and Daniel Altshuller made 22 saves for the win. Francis Menard scored the lone goal for the Petes.
Windsor Spitfires 2 (at) Mississauga Steelheads 3 (SO)
Stuart Percy and Riley Brace scored goals in the shootout as the Steelheads beat the Spitfires at the Hershey Centre. It was a battle between two of the top Ontario-born netminders as Spencer Martin recorded 32 saves for the Steelheads while Jordan DeKort made 25 saves in a losing effort. Percy and Josh Burnside netted regulation goals for the Steelheads, while Jordan Maletta and Brady Vail, who tied the game with 51 seconds left in the third period, scored for the Spitfires.
Other OHL News: The London Knights have inked two defensemen they selected in April's OHL Priority Selection to OHL contracts as third-round pick John Di Lorenzo and fourth-round pick Santino Centorame have signed on with the OHL Champions. Di Lorenzo has played in seven games for the Port Corlborne Pirates of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) this season while Centorame has three assists in six games for the Georgetown Raiders of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL). Both players are expected to remain with their respective teams this season.
Photo of John Gibson Courtesy of CHL Images
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