It was a light schedule in the OHL Thursday night with three games that were on tap. The Spitfires looked to make a statement as they welcome the OHL champion London Knights, the Kitchener Rangers continue their roll as they travel to Niagara as they face the IceDogs and the Generals look to get back on track as they try to even the score with the Petes in Peterborough.
London Knights 3 (at) Windsor Spitfires 6
Jaroslav Pavelka stood tall with a 31-save performance and Josh Ho-Sang posted his first three-point game in the OHL with a goal and two assists, leading the Windsor Spitfires past the visiting Knights at the WFCU Centre. With the win, the Spitfires move back into first place in the West Division as they hold a one-point lead over the idle-Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. It was tied 2-2 going into the third period, but Alex Broadhust's fifth goal of the season 68 seconds into the third period gave the Knights a 3-2 lead and that was all the scoring the Knights provided as the Spitfires broke it open in the third period by scoring four goals. Derek Schoenmakers tied the game at 3-3 1:45 after Broadhurst's goal and Ben Johnson netted the go-ahead goal at 7:44 of the period on a pass from Nick Ebert. Ho-Sang provided the insurance goal at 16:34, while Kerby Rychel closed out the scoring with 33 seconds left in the game. Brady Vail and Patrick Sieloff also provided the scoring for the Spitfires, while Seth Griffith and Remy Elie also scored for the Knights.
Oshawa Generals 5 (at) Peterborough Petes 0
Boone Jenner took the OHL scoring league with a two-goal, two-assist performance, while Daniel Altshuller notched his 10th win by stopping all 29 shots for his first shutout of the season as the visiting Generals avenged Sunday's loss to the Petes at the Peterborugh Memorial Centre. Michael Dal Colle, who hasn't registered a point in his last six games, ended his drought with a goal and an assist while Scott Sabourin and Matt Petgrave also scored for the Generals, who fired 53 shots on Petes' goalie Michael Giugovaz. Tyler Biggs has two assists for the Generals.
Kitchener Rangers 0 (at) Niagara IceDogs 2
Ryan Strome scored the deciding goal late in the second period and Christopher Festarini stopped all 32 shots for his league-leading second shutout as the host IceDogs blanked the visiting Rangers at the Gatorade Garden City Complex. Brett Ritchie scored an empty-net goal for the IceDogs, who are two points behind the Central Division-leading Barrie Colts, who had the night off. John Gibson stopped 25 of 26 shots in a losing cause for the Rangers.
Other OHL News: Two more forwards have been named to Team OHL Erie Otters' rookie Connor McDavid and the Barrie Colts' Zach Hall will participate in the SUBWAY Super Series as they will represent the 'O' for Game Three against the Russian National Junior Squad on Thursday November 8 in Guelph, Ontario. The 15-year-old McDavid, who will become the youngest player to compete in the event, leads all OHL rookies with 18 points (seven goals and 11 assists) in 15 games, while Hall currently ranks fourth in league scoring with 22 points (nine goals, 13 assists) in 13 games.
Photo of Josh Ho-Sang by Terry Wilson/OHL Images