It was another busy night in the OHL with another eight games on tap. Most of the teams around the league will take the next couple of days off as they will celebrate the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday. Among the eight-game set, three games were decided in a shootout while two were decided in the final minutes of regulation two rookie netminders got their feet wet in Plymouth, the 67's played their first road game of the 2012-13 campaign and the Greyhounds' four-game winning streak was on the line as they hosted the Sting.
Niagara IceDogs 3 (at) Plymouth Whalers 6
Stefan Noesen scored twice and Riley Corbin made 27 saves in his OHL debut as the host Whalers, who scored four goals in the second period, doubled-up the IceDogs at the Compuware Arena. The Whalers got a goal and an assist each from Cody Payne, Garrett Muers, Matt Mistele and Alex Aleardi. Ryan Strome, Dougie Hamilton and Carter Verhaeghe found the net for the IceDogs, who got 29 saves from Brent Moran, who got his first OHL start.
Sudbury Wolves 3 (at) Kingston Frontenacs 2
Mathew Campagna scored with 1:26 left in regulation as the Sudbury Wolves clipped the host Frontenacs, who have lost three games in three days, at the K-Rock Centre. Joshua Leivo and Nathan Pancel also cashed in for the Wolves, who got 32 saves from Taylor Dupuis. Cody Alcock provided the scoring by netting both goals for the Frontenacs, who got 30 saves from Mike Morrison.
Ottawa 67's 3 (at) Belleville Bulls 5
The Bulls got a goal and an assist each from Brendan Gaunce and Garrett Hooey while Malcolm Subban posted 27 saves in a 5-3 win over the visiting 67's at the Yardmen Arena. The hosts, who snapped a two game losing streak, also got goals from Steven Silas, Danill Zharkov and Niki Petti, who tallied his first in the OHL. Steven Janes, Sean Monahan and Brett Gustavsen provided the scoring for the 67's, who played their first road game this season. Jacob Blair was busy between the pipes as he made 41 saves for the 67's.
Sarnia Sting 6 (at) Sault Ste. Marie 3
Alex Galchenyuk posted a four-point night (two goals, two assists) as the visiting Sting snapped the Greyhounds' four-game winning streak at the Essar Centre. Rookie netminder Brodie Barrick's OHL debut was a success as he recorded 28 saves. The Sting also got goals from Craig Hottot, Reid Boucher (who added two assists), Nikolay Goldobin and Justice Dundas. The Greyhounds, who got 37 saves from Matt Murray, got goals from Alex Gudbranson, Nick Cousins and Sergey Tolchinsky.
London Knights 4 (at) Erie Otters 3 (SO)
Kyle Platzer scored the deciding goal in the ninth round of the shootout as the Knights escaped the Erie Insurance Arena with a win over the Otters. Kevin Bailie made 26 saves for the Knights, who got regulation goals from Max Domi, Seth Griffith and Bo Horvat. The Otters got goals from Connor McDavid, Connor Brown and Stephen Harper, who tied the game at 3-3 at 9:27 of the third period. Oscar Dansk stopped 19 shots in a losing effort.
Kitchener Rangers 1 (at) Saginaw Spirit 2 (SO)
Vincent Trocheck and Garret Ross scored goals in the shootout and Jake Paterson made 32 saves as the hosts beat the visiting Rangers at the Dow Event Center. Ross provided the lone regulation goal for the Spirit while Darby Llewellyn scored his first OHL goal for the Rangers, who got 26 saves from Frank Palazzese.
Peterborough Petes 3 (at) Barrie Colts 4
Mark Scheifele scored the game-winning goal with 39 seconds left in the third period as the Colts won their fourth straight by defeating the visiting Petes at the Barrie Molson Centre. Alex Fotinos made 35 saves for the Colts, who got an a goal and an assist each from Josh MacDonald, Anthony Camara and Andreas Athanasiou. The Petes got goals from Francis Menard, Eric Cornel (his first OHL goal) and Steven Trojanovic. Andrew D'Agostini stopped 34 shots in the loss.
Guelph Storm 3 (at) Owen Sound Attack 4 (SO)
Cameron Brace and Daniel Catenacci found the net in the shootout, giving the host Attack a win over the visiting Strom at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre. Brace tied the game on a power-play goal at 5:46 in the third period for the Attack, who got a goal and an assist each from Gemel Smith and Zach Nastasiuk. The Attack got two goals from Scott Kosmachuk while Hunter Garlent also found the net. Jordan Binnington made 30 saves for the Attack and his counterpart Garret Sparks made 34 saves in a losing cause.
Photo of Alex Galchenyuk Courtesy of CHL Images