OHL Roundup: Busy Friday to kick off weekend actionFriday, September 20, 2013 by: Brad Coccimiglio
The first Friday night of action in the Ontario Hockey League saw eight games on the schedule though one game didn’t make it to the first intermission before having to be postponed.
In Sudbury, heavy fog in the arena forced officials to postpone the scheduled game between the Sudbury Wolves and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds after just 1:21.The game will be rescheduled at a later date.
In Sarnia, Michael Dal Colle had two goals and an assist as the Oshawa Generals beat the Sarnia Sting 5-4. Josh Sterk had a pair of assists while Bradley Latour, Brian Hughes and Hunter Smith also scored for the Generals. Nikolay Goldobin had two goals and an assist for the Sting in the loss. Anthony DeAngelo, Vladislav Kodola and Brett Hargrave had two assists each. Daniel Nikandrov and Craig Duininck also scored for Sarnia.
In Guelph, Zac Leslie scored 13 seconds into overtime to give the Guelph Storm a 4-3 win over the Erie Otters. Leslie also had a pair of assists in the win. Jason Dickinson chipped in with a goal and an assist for the Storm while Robby Fabbri and Tyler Bertuzzi also scored. Goaltender Justin Nichols stopped 36 shots in his first game for Guelph. Stephen Harper, Michael Curtis and Connor Brown scored for Erie in the loss. Oscar Dansk stopped 33 shots for the Otters.
In Kitchener, Darby Llewellyn scored a pair of goals to lead the Kitchener Rangers to a 4-2 win over the Saginaw Spirit. Brent Pedersen set up two goals for the Rangers while Matia Marcantuoni and Justin Bailey also scored in the win. Jake Paterson stopped 52 shots for Saginaw in the loss while forward Cody Payne scored both goals.
In London, Anthony Stolarz stopped 30 shots as the London Knights blanked the Plymouth Whalers 3-0. Kyle Platzer scored a pair of goals for London while Dakota Mermis added a goal and an assist for London. Brett Welychka set up two goals for the Knights. Whalers goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic stopped 37 shots in the loss.
In Mississauga, Gemel Smith scored three goals as the Owen Sound Attack beat the Mississauga Steelheads 5-3. Kyle Hope added three assists in the win while Daniel Milne had a goal and an assist. Kurtis MacDermid set up two goals for Owen Sound. Holden Cook had the other Owen Sound goal. Trevor Carrick, Sam Babintsev and Bryson Cianfrone scored for Misssissauga.
In Ottawa, Joseph Blandisi capped off a three-goal third period as the Ottawa 67’s beat the Belleville Bulls 5-4. Taylor Fielding had two goals in the win wile Mike Vlajkov added a goal and two assists. First overall pick Travis Konecny had two assists in the win while Sam Studnika also scored. Brady Austin and David Tomasek had a goal and an assist for Belleville. Garrett Hooey and Scott Simmonds also scored for the Bulls.
In Kingston, Darcy Greenaway and Ryan Kujawinski had a pair of goals each as the Kingston Frontenacs beat the North Bay Battalion 5-2. Billy Jenkins had the other goal for Kingston Veteran goaltender Matt Mahalak stopped 32 shots in the win for Kingston. Mike Amadio and Mark Raycroft scored for North Bay.
On the schedule for Saturday night are four games, including:
- Belleville vs. North Bay (7:05 p.m.)
- Plymouth vs. Erie (7:05 p.m.)
- Sault Ste. Marie vs. Sudbury (7:07 p.m.)
- Owen Sound vs. Peterborough (7:30 p.m.)