Wolves, Knights, Steelheads, Battalion, Rangers Winners - Junior Hockey News
Published: Sunday, 27 Jan 2013
The weekend comes to a close as five games were on tap on a Sunday that included the Spitfires making a stop in Sudbury as they skated with the Wolves, the Knights looked to get a win against the Frontenacs in Kingston, the IceDogs and Battalion dueled it out in Brampton, the 67's looked for their second win in a row at Mississauga, and two of the top teams in the Western Conference clashed as the Storm brought in the Rangers in Guelph.
Windsor Spitfires 4 (at) Sudbury Wolves 8
Dominik Kahun got the hat trick and Franky Palazzese made 43 saves as they ignited the Wolves past the visiting Spitfires at the Sudbury Community Arena. Dominik Kahun led all skaters with three assists, while Mathew Campagna, Nick Baptiste and Michael Kantor each had a goal and an assist for the Wolves, who have sole possession of second place in the Central Division. The Wolves also got goals from Ray Huether and Nathan Pancel. Alexander Khokhlachev got the hat trick for the Spitfires and his first game with three or more goals game January 28, 2011. Nick Ebert also scored and added two assists for the Spitfires, who are six points behind the idle-Saginaw Spirit for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
London Knights 3 (at) Kingston Frontenacs 2
Matt Rupert scored the go-ahead goal with 3:54 left in the third period and also added an assist as the Knights got back on the winning track with a road win at the K-Rock Centre. Anthony Stolarz won his third game in as many starts by making 28 saves for the Knights, who also got goals from Dakota Mermis and Seth Griffith, who scored his 31st tally of the season and now has the lead league in scoring with 77 points, one ahead of Nick Cousins. Billy Jenkins and Ryan Hanes scored for the Frontenacs, who are now winless in their eight games (0-6-0-2). Mike Morrison stopped 29 shots for the Frontenacs.
Ottawa 67's 4 (at) Mississauga Steelheads 5 (SO)
Stuart Percy and Kristoff Kontos each had a goal in the first two rounds of the shootout as the Steelheads got by the visiting 67's at the Hershey Centre. Spencer Martin made 38 saves for the Steelheads, who for the second third time in their past 11 games. The Steelheads got most of their goals from their blueline corps as Alex Cord, Dylan DeMelo and Trevor Carrick lit the lamp with a tally each while Josh Burnside also found the net. Dante Salituro scored twice while Sergey Kuptsov and Joseph Blandisi each had a goal and an assist for the 67's, who got 32 saves from Jacob Blair in a losing cause.
Niagara IceDogs 1 (at) Brampton Battalion 2
Cameron Wind scored his first goal of the season, which turned out to be the deciding goal as the Battalion skated by the visiting IceDogs at the Powerade Centre. Matt MacLeod scored the other goal for the Battalion, which cane 2:41 before Wind lit the lamp. Matej Machovsky turned aside 19 shots for the Battalion while Brent Moran stopped 30 shots. Ryan Strome scored his 24th goal of the season for the IceDogs, who are winless in their past seven games (0-6-1-0).
Kitchener Rangers 3 (at) Guelph Storm 2
Ryan Murphy scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and also added an assist as the Rangers skated past the host Storm at the Sleeman Centre. For the Rangers, who won their fourth straight decision, snapped the Storm's seven-game winning streak and moved into a second place tie with the idle-Owen Sound Attack in the Western Conference. Matt Puempel and Josh Sterk also scored for the Rangers, who got stellar goaltending from Joel Vienneau as he made 30 saves. Tanner Richard and Cody McNaughon scored for the Storm, who got 28 saves from Garret Sparks as he lost his first game in regulation since December 14, going, 7-0-0-1 during that stretch.
Photo of Dominik Kahun by Terry Wilson/OHL Images, CHL Images, 2012
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