Six games were on the OHL schedule on a Saturday night as the Generals brought in the Frontenacs in an East Division matchup, the Whalers welcomed the Greyhounds back to Plymouth in another West Division clash, the Otters stopped by the Dow to face the Spirit, the Rangers swung by the Molson Centre to square off against the Colts, the Bulls hosted the Attack in Belleville and the IceDogs looked to end a three-game losing skid against the Petes in St. Catharine's.
Kingston Frontenacs 1 (at) Oshawa Generals 6
In his first game since returning from the Columbus Blue Jackets' training camp, Boone Jenner scored two goals and added two assists while Scott Sabourin and Tyler Biggs also chipped in with two goals apiece as the host Generals bested the visiting Frontenacs at the GM Centre. Making his second straight appearance, Ken Appleby stopped 15-of-16 shots for the Generals, who gained ground in the East Divsion and now trail the Belleville Bulls by one point for first place in the division. Roland McKeown scored the lone goal for the Frontenacs, who are now 0-4-0-1 in their past five games. Lucas Peressini made his OHL debut as he stopped 32-of-38 shots for the Frontenacs.
Kitchener Rangers 3 (at) Barrie Colts 6
Mathias Niederberger turned in a 58-save performance as he backstopped the host Colts past the Rangers at the Molson Centre. Niederberger did get offensive support from his teammates as Anthony Camara scored twice and added an assist while Zach Hall led all skaters with three assists. The Colts opened the floodgates as Camara, Mitchell Theoret, Andreas Athanasiou, Tyson Fawcett and Dylan Corson all contributed to a five-goal third period for the Colts, who bounced back from Friday's shootout loss in Sudbury. Ben Thomson, Tobias Rieder and Matia Marcantuoni scored for the Rangers, who got 34 saves from John Gibson.
Owen Sound Attack 4 (at) Belleville Bulls 0
At the Yardmen Arena, four different scorers found the net as the visiting Attack won their third straight and also halted the Bulls' four-game winning streak. Jordan Binnington turned aside all 32 shots as he notched his fifth shutout of the season, tying him with Garret Sparks for the league lead. Cody Ceci, Kyle Hope, Holden Cook and Daniel Catenacci scored a goal apiece for the Attack. Malcolm Subban made his second straight start for the Bulls by stopping 26-of-29 shots in a losing cause for the Bulls, who were shutout for the third time this season.
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 7 (at) Plymouth Whalers 3
Brandon Alderson notched his first OHL hat trick while Nick Cousins and Ryan Sproul each had a goal and an assist as the visiting Greyhounds skated past the host Whalers, ending their five-game home winning streak at the Compuware Arena. Matt Murray turned aside 41 shots for the Greyhounds, who jumped out to a 4-0 lead before the midway point of the second period as Matt Mahalak (20 shots, 16 saves) was replaced by Alex Nedeljkovic (14 shots, 12 saves) at 8:45. Alex Gudbranson and Andrew Fritsch also scored for the Greyhounds, who are one point behind the Whalers for second place in the West Division. Ryan Hartman had a goal and an assist while Danny Vanderwiel and Vincent Trocheck also found the net for the Whalers.
Erie Otters 4 (at) Saginaw Spirit 2
Devin Williams returned to his hometown by turning in a 28-save performance as the visiting Otters ended the Spirit's eight-game home winning streak by doubling-up the hosts at the Dow Event Center. Williams made his second straight appearance for the Otters as Oscar Dansk suffered an injury during the second period of Friday's game in Sarnia. Dane Fox had a goal and two assists while JP Labardo notched three assists for the Otters, who ended their three-game winless streak. Rookie Connor McDavid scored his 20th goal of the season late in the first period. Justin Kea and Eric Locke scored for the Spirit, who got 25 saves from Jake Patterson.
Peterborough Petes 5 (at) Niagara IceDogs 4
The visiting Petes ended their three-game winless streak as they got by the IceDogs at the Gatorade Garden City Complex. Jonatan Tanus and Brett Findlay had a goal and two assists each, while Andrew D'Agostini made 40 saves for the Petes, who scored three goals in a 3:44 span midway thru the first period and chased IceDogs starter Brent Moran (10 shots, 7 saves) out of the net in favor of Christopher Festarini, who stopped 24 shots. For the IceDogs, who have dropped four straight, Carter Verhaeghe and Brendan Perlini each had two goals.
Photo of Boone Jenner by Aaron Bell/OHL Images, 2012