OHL Roundup: day one of playoffs completeThursday, March 21, 2013 by: Brad Coccimiglio
Opening day for the 2013 Ontario Hockey League playoffs had a little but of everything for the average fan. Overtime, goaltending and offense were all on display as the OHL playoffs kicked off on Thursday night.
In Owen Sound, Daniel Milne scored at 4:58 of the first overtime period to give the Owen Sound Attack a 2-1 win over the Soo Greyhounds. The win gives the Attack an early 1-0 series lead over the Greyhounds. Milne had a goal and an assist in the win. Artur Gavrus also scored for the Attack. Michael Schumacher had the lone goal for the Greyhounds in the opening game loss.
Brendan Gaunce scored twice and set up two other goals as the Belleville Bulls beat the Mississauga Steelheads 8-1 in Belleville, taking a 1-0 series lead in the process. Alan Quine and Scott Simmonds added a goal and two assists each in the win. Tyler Graovac set up three goals for the Bulls. Garrett Hooey, Carter Sandlak, Jake Cardwell and Jordan Subban also scored. Dylan DeMelo had the lone goal for Mississauga.
In Brampton, Francis Menard had a goal and two assists as the Brampton Battalion beat the Sudbury Wolves 4-1 in game one of their Eastern Conference playoff series. Barclay Goodrow added a goal and an assist in the win. Matt MacLeod and Dylan Blujus also scored for Brampton. Patrik Machac set up two goals. Matt Schmalz had the lone goal for Sudbury.
In Barrie, Mathias Niederberger stopped 33 shots as the Barrie Colts beat the Kingston Frontenacs 3-1. The win gives the Colts an early series lead over Kingston. Steven Beyers and Mark Scheifele had a goal and an assist each for the Colts. Anthony Camara also scored in the win. Mike Morrison stopped 41 shots for the Frontenacs in the loss. Ryan Kujawinski had the lone goal for Kingston.
On the schedule for Friday in the OHL playoffs are:
- Oshawa vs. Niagara (7 p.m.)
- Plymouth vs. Sarnia (7 p.m.)
- Kitchener vs. Guelph (7:30 p.m.)
- London vs. Saginaw (7:30 p.m.)