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Friday Night Around The OHL - Junior Hockey News
Published: Friday, 5 Oct 2012
It was a busy Friday night in the OHL with eight games on the schedule. Among them, Connor McDavid made his home debut for the Otters and the Frontenacs try to get back on the winning track in Oshawa. Meanwhile, the Whalers and Storm had it out with the game decided in the final seconds and the OHL Champion Knights host the up-and-coming Spitfires in London. The Rangers and Greyhounds go at it in the Soo, the Attack heads into Sarnia to take on the Sting and the Colts head into Mississauga as they face the Steelheads and two of their latest acquisitions.|
Brampton Battalion 1 (at) Erie Otters 5
made his home debut for the Otters and didn't disappoint the
newly-renovated Erie Insurance Arena crowd with a two-goal performance
as the Otters downed the Battalion. Oscar Dansk made 34 saves for the
hosts, who got a goal and an assist each from Luke Cairns and Stephen
Harper, while Johnny McGuire also cashed in. Blake Clarke scored the
lone goal for the Battalion as he ruined Dansk's shutout bid 7:30 into
the third period.
Kitchener Rangers 2 (at) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4
Sergey Tolchinsky notched his first two-goal game in the OHL and Matt Murray recorded 28 saves as the host Greyhounds doubled-up the Rangers at the Essar Centre. Tolchinsky scored both power play goals for the Greyhounds, who went two for five with the man-advantage. Brandon Alderson and Dylan also found the net for the Greyhounds while David Broll registered two assists. Matt Puempel and Radek Faksa provided the goal scoring for the Rangers, who got 20 saves from John Gibson in a losing cause.
Owen Sound Attack 4 (at) Sarnia Sting 3
Cameron Brace scored the deciding goal 11 seconds into the third period and Joseph Blandisi scored twice as the visiting Attack defeated the Sting at the RBC Centre. Holden Cook scored the other goal for the Attack, who got a two assists from Gemel Smith. Jordan Binnington stopped 27 shots for his fourth win of the season. Alex Galchenyuk notched a goal and an assist and Charles Sarault scored the other goal for the Sting, who got 25 saves from JP Anderson.
Niagara IceDogs 4 (at) Saginaw Spirit 0
Christopher Festarini stopped all 25 shots for his first shutout of the season as the visiting IceDogs blanked the Spirit at the Dow Event Center. The IceDogs broke the game open in the second period as Mike Robinson, Anthony DiFruscia and Brook Hiddink provided the scoring, while Steven Shipley scored the lone goal in the third period. Spirit goalie Jake Paterson stopped 42 of 46 shots in a losing cause.
Windsor Spitfires 2 (at) London Knights 8
Max Domi and Matt Rupert each registered two goals and an assist, while Alex Broadhurst also scored twice as the host Knights fired 43 shots on Spitfires' goalie Jaroslav Pavelka in an 8-2 win at the Budweiser Gardens. Josh Anderson scored a goal and added two assists and Brett Welychka also found the net and added an assist. The trio of Seth Griffith, Bo Horvat and Ryan Rupert each had two helpers in a well-balanced attack. Jordan Maletta an Kerby Rychel found the net, while Josh Ho-Sang registered two assists in his first multi-point game for the Spitfires.
Barrie Colts 3 (at) Mississauga Steelheads 4 (SO)
Mark Schiefele scored the lone goal in the shootout and added two assists as the visiting Colts beat the host Steelheads at the Hershey Centre. The Colts got regulation goals from Andreas Athanasiou, Steven Beyers and Anthony Camara while Mathias Niederberger made 28 saves. The Steelheads got a three point effort from Riley Brace (two goals, one assist) and Dylan Smoskowitz scored his second goal in as many games against the team who traded him yesterday. Clint Windsor made his Steelheads' debut and stopped 24 of 27 shots in a losing cause. Windsor, also acquired yesterday, was traded from Saginaw and will fill the void left by Spencer Martin, who is out with a knee injury. Josh Burnside and Dylan DeMelo each registered two assists for the hosts.
Plymouth Whalers 4 (at) Guelph Storm 5
Justin Auger scored the hat trick, including the game-tying goal and the game-winner with five seconds left in regulation as the hosts beat the Whalers at the Sleeman Centre. Justin Auger and Jason Dickinson also provided the goal scoring with a goal each for the Storm, while Garret Sparks stopped 28 shots for the Storm. Gianluca Curcuruto, Cody Payne, Stefan Noesen and Rickard Rakell cashed in for the Whalers, who killed off all seven penalties.
Kingston Frontenacs 4 (at) Oshawa Generals 6
Michael Dal Colle and Tyler Biggs each had a goal and an assist while Boone Jenner notched three assists as the host Generals, who scored four goals in the final period, got past the Frontenacs at the General Motors Centre. Daniel Altshuller stopped 25 shots for the Generals, who also got goals from Scott Sabourin, Scott Laughton, Adam Lloyd and Brian Hughes. Ryan Kujawinski scored a goal and added two helpers for the Frontenacs, while Spencer Watson, Darcy Greenaway and Slater Doggett also found the net. Mike Morrison stopped 36 shots for the Frontenacs, who lost their second straight after winning their first three games to start the season.
Photo of Connor McDavid courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images.
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