OHL Roundup: West Division teams try to keep paceSaturday, February 23, 2013 by: Brad Coccimiglio
It was a busy night around the Ontario Hockey League and a successful one for most teams in the West Division.
The Plymouth Whalers and Sarnia Sting picked up big wins while the Saginaw Spirit also won. Meanwhile, the Soo Greyhounds picked up a point in an overtime loss to London.
In Plymouth, Cody Payne and Rickard Rakell scored three times each to lead Plymouth to a 9-1 win over the Windsor Spitfires. Tom Wilson added a goal and an assist while Zach Lorentz, Stefan Noesen and Connor Carrick added two assists each in the win. Ryan Hartman and Matthew Mistele also scored. Alex Aleardi scored for Windsor in the loss. Despite giving up all nine goals, Windsor goaltender Jordan DeKort stopped 42 shots.
In Sarnia, Charles Sarault had seven assists as the Sarnia Sting beat the Erie Otters 13-3. The big night pulled Sarault to within a point of Soo Greyhounds forward Nick Cousins in the OHL scoring race. Reid Boucher scored four goals and added a pair of assists for the Wing. Nikolay Goldobin had two goals and three assists. Nickolas Latta (two goals, two assists), Tyler Hore (one goal, one assist), Anthony DeAngelo (one goal, one assist) and Daniel Nikandrov (two assists) also had multi-point nights in the win. Dane Fox, Travis Wood and Hayden Hodgson scored for Erie in the loss.
In Kitchener, Jake Paterson stopped 45 shots as the Saginaw Spirit beat the Kitchener Rangers 6-3. Jason Shaw scored a pair of goals in the win while Gregg Sutch assisted on three goals. Nathan Glass, Justin Kea, Dylan Sadowy and Terry Trafford also scored in the win. Eric Ming, Josh Sterk and Matt Puempel scored for Kitchener.
In London, Alex Broadhurst scored the overtime winner to give the London Knights a 4-3 win over the Soo Greyhounds. Scott Harrington, Nikita Zadorov and Chris Tierney also scored for London. Andrew Fritsch, Michael Schumacher and Sergey Tolchinsky scored for the Greyhounds.
In Guelph, Brock McGinn scored three times to lead the Guelph Storm to a 5-3 win over the Niagara IceDogs. Tyler Bertuzzi chipped in with a pair of goals. Steven Shipley, Shayne Rover and Anthony DiFruscia scored for Niagara.
In Mississauga, Matej Machovsky stopped 35 shots as the Brampton Battalion 3-1. Nicholas Foglia, Mike Amadio and Blake Clarke scored for Brampton. Riley Race had the lone goal for Mississauga.
In Oshawa, Boone Jenner cords a pair of goals for the Generals in a 4-1 win over Ottawa. Scott Sabourin and Michael Dal Colle also scored for Oshawa. Dante Salituro had the lone goal for Ottawa.
In Sudbury, Nathan Pancel and Dominik Kahun had two goals each as the Sudbury Wolves beat the Barrie Colts 5-3. Danny Desrochers had the other Sudbury goal. Andreas Athanasiou had two goals and an assist in the loss for the Colts. Zach Hall also scored in the loss.