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Thanksgiving Monday Action In The OHL - Junior Hockey News
Published: Monday, 8 Oct 2012
Three games were on the OHL Schedule on a Thanksgiving Monday. The Sarnia Sting stopped by the WFCU Centre and paid the Windsor Spitfires a visit, while the Belleville Bulls and the Oshawa Generals squared off in an East Division matchup and the Mississauga Steelheads paid a visit to the Powerade Centre to take on the Brampton Battalion.
Sarnia Sting 3 (at) Windsor Spitfires 2 (SO)
Reid Boucher scored the winning goal in the sixth round of the shootout, giving the visiting Sting a win at the WFCU Centre. Boucher and Nick Latta provided the regulation goal scoring for the Sting, who got 32 saves from JP Anderson. The Sting successfully killed off all five of their penalties and went one-for-three on the power play. Spitfires goalie Jaroslav Pavelka stopped 31 shots for his team, who are 0-2-0-1 in their last three games. Derek Schoemakers and Ben Johnson scored for the home team.
Belleville Bulls 3 (at) Oshawa Generals 4 (OT)
Scott Laughton scored the game-winning goal at 2:16 of overtime as the host Generals won their fifth straight decision and moved into first place in the Eastern Conference and the OHL standings with a 4-3 win at the General Motors Place. Rookie Michael Dal Collie posted his second consecutive multi-point game with a goal and assist while scoring leader Boone Jenner (16 points) and Matt Petgrave also found the net for the Generals. Daniel Alshuller made 24 saves to earn his league-leading sixth win for the hosts. Brendan Gaunce, Austen Brassard, and Garrett Hooey scored for the Bulls, who got 23 saves from Malcolm Subban.
Mississauga Steelheads 4 (at) Brampton Battalion 3 (OT)
Brett Foy scored two goals, including the deciding goal at 2:51 into overtime, as the visiting Steelheads, who rallied from a 3-1 deficit, beat the Battalion at the Powerade Centre. After being out with a knee injury, Spencer Martin returned to the Steelheads' line up and made 31 saves for the win, while Dylan Smoskowitz and Riley Brace, who sent the game to overtime with a short-handed goal 31 seconds left in regulation, also scored for the Steelheads. Nicholas Foglia, Brenden Miller, and Barclay Goodrow scored for the Battalion, who got 21 saves from Matej Machovsky.
Other OHL News: Sudbury Wolves forward Joshua Leivo was named the OHL Player of the Week. Leivo, a Toronto Maple Leafs' prospect, scored six goals in three games, including a hat trick in a 6-4 win in Ottawa Sunday afternoon.
Photo of Riley Brace courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images
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