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OHL Roundup: First half of season wraps up

Saturday, December 21, 2013   by: Brad Coccimiglio

The final week of action before Christmas in the Ontario Hockey League wrapped up early with five games on Friday night, the final day of action until Dec. 28.

In Saginaw, Cristiano DiGiacinto scored three goals and set up another goal as the Windsor Spitfires skated to an 11-6 win over the Saginaw Spirit. Ben Johnson chipped in with two goals and two assists in the win. Slater Koekkoek and Brady Vail added a goal and two assists for Windsor while Nikita Yazkov, Ryan Foss and Josh Ho-Sang had a goal and an assist in the win. Ty BIlke also scored for Windsor in the win. Kristoff Kontos had a goal and three assists for Saginaw in the loss while Luke Cairns chipped in with two goals and an assist. Justin Sefton and Nick Moutry had a goal and an assist for Saginaw. Brandon Prophet also scored for Saginaw.

In Kitchener, Andrew Fritsch scored a pair of goals, which included career point number 200, as the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds beat the Kitchener Rangers 5-4. Fritsch’s second goal of the night came as the game-winner in the final minute of regulation time. David Miller, Blake Speers and Darnell Nurse also scored for the Greyhounds in the win. Ben Fanelli, Nick Magyar, Darby Llewellyn and Justin Bailey scored for Kitchener in the loss.

In London, Brent Moran made 54 saves as the Niagara IceDogs beat the London Knights 6-5.  Brendan Perlini had two goals and an assist in the win. Carter Verhaeghe added a goal and an assist while Vince Dunn, Mitchell Fitzmorris and Cody Caron also scored for Niagara in the win. Luke Mercer and Jordan Maletta set up two goals each for Niagara. Max Domi and Matt Rupert had two goals and an assist each for London in the loss. Zach Bell also scored for the Knights.

In Ottawa, Roland McKeown scored twice and set up two more goals as the Kingston Frontenacs skated to an 8-5 win over the Ottawa 67’s. Sam Bennett set up four goals in the win while Samitl Schutt also scored twice. Ryan Verbeek, Ryan Kujawinski and Darcy Greenaway had the other goals for Kingston. Joseph Blandisi had a goal and two assists for Ottawa while Ryan Van Stralen scored twice in the loss. Nevin Guy set up three goals in the win. Brett Gustavsen and Dante Salituro also scored for Ottawa.

In Oshawa, Connor Chatham scored the lone shootout on Friday as the Oshawa Generals beat the Mississauga Steelheads 4-3. Zach Lorentz had a goal and an assist in the win while Francesco Villardi also scored. Michael Dal Colle had a goal and an assist for Oshawa while Justice Dundas and Hunter Smith also scored.

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