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OHL Roundup: Heavy schedule ends 2013

Wednesday, January 01, 2014   by: Brad Coccimiglio

In all, 16 teams ended off 2013 as eight games were on the Ontario Hockey League schedule on Tuesday afternoon and evening.

In Mississauga, Ryan Kujawinski scored a pair of goals as the Kingston Frontenacs beat the Mississauga Steelheads 3-2. Spencer Watson scored the game-winner 3:46 into the third period for the Frontenacs while goaltender Lucas Peressini stopped 39 shots for the Frontenacs. Nathan Bastien and Bryson Cianfrone scored for Mississauga in the loss. Steelheads goaltender Spencer Martin stopped 43 shots.

In North Bay, Mathew Campagna had the shootout winner as the Sudbury Wolves beat the North Bay Battalion 2-1. Franky Palazzese stopped 41 shots and all three North Bay shooters in the shootout. Ray Huether had the lone Wolves goal in regulation time. Brendan O’Neill made 23 saves for North Bay while Sault Ste. Marie native Mike Amadio had the lone goal for the Battalion in regulation time.

In Sault Ste. Marie, Tyler Gaudet had two goals and an assist as the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds beat the Saginaw Spirit 6-5. Patrick Watling set up three goals while Zachary Senyshyn, David Miller and Kevin Spinozzi had a goal and an assist each in the win. Andrew Fritsch had the game-winner for the Greyhounds. Saginaw goaltender Nikita Serebryakov stopped 45 shots in the loss. Eric Locke and Kristoff Kontos had a goal and an assist each for Saginaw. Justin Sefton, Terry Trafford and Jeremiah Addison also scored in the loss.

In Windsor, Ben Johnson and Sam Povorozniouk had a goal and an assist each as the Windsor Spitfires beat the Plymouth Whalers 5-1. Nikita Yazkov, Steven Janes and Remy Giftopoulos also scored for the Spitfires while Patrick Sanvido and Josh Ho-Sang set up two goals each. Mathieu Henderson scored the lone goal for the Whalers.

In London, Matt Rupert had two goals and an assist as the London Knights beat the Sarnia Sting 6-3. Max Domi added a pair of goals while Kyle Platzer added a goal and an assist for London. Alex Basso had the other goal for London. Zach Bell, Ryan Rupert and Chris Tierney had two assists each. Jake Patterson stopped 31 shots in the win. Nikita Korostelev scored a pair of goals while Nickolas Latta also scored. Nikolay Goldobin set up two goals for Sarnia while Taylor Dupuis stopped 37 shots.

In Erie, Devin Williams stopped all 22 shots he faced as the Erie Otters blanked the Kitchener Rangers 4-0 as they extended their home ice winning streak to 19 games. Connor Brown and Dane Fox had a goal and an assist in the win while Patrick Murphy and Jake Evans also scored for Erie. Jordan DeKort stopped 22 shots for Kitchener in the loss.

In St. Catharines, Brendan Perlini scored a pair of goals to lead the Niagara IceDogs to a 5-2 win over the Belleville Bulls. Mitchell Fitzmorris chipped in with a goal and an assist while Billy Jenkins and Matt Gillard also scored for the IceDogs. Ben Hughes set up a pair of goals for Niagara. Remi Elie and Andrew Ming scored for Belleville in the loss. Charlie Graham stopped 38 shots in the loss.

In Barrie, Justin Nichols made 34 saves as the Guelph Storm beat the Barrie Colts 4-1. Zac Leslie set up three goals in the win while Robby Fabbri and Nick Ebert had a goal and an assist each. Jason Dickinson and Justin Auger also scored in the win. Zach Hall had the lone goal for Barrie in the loss.

Standings (Conference ranking in brackets) (W-L-OTL-SL)

Eastern Conference
East Division

  1. Oshawa Generals (1) – 25-10-0-3; 53 points
  2. Kingston Frontenacs (3) – 20-12-2-2; 44 points
  3. Peterborough Petes (7) – 14-19-0-4; 32 points
  4. Ottawa 67’s (9) – 12-20-1-2; 27 points
  5. Belleville Bulls (10) – 10-23-2-2; 24 points

Central Division

  1. Sudbury Wolves (2) – 20-10-3-3; 46 points
  2. Barrie Colts (4) – 19-15-1-2; 41 points
  3. North Bay Battalion (5) – 18-16-2-1; 39 points
  4. Mississauga Steelheads (6) – 15-20-1-3; 34 points
  5. Niagara IceDogs (8) – 12-21-2-2; 28 points

Western Conference
Midwest Division

  1. Erie Otters (1) – 30-7-1-0; 61 points
  2. Guelph Storm (3) – 27-7-2-1; 57 points
  3. London Knights (4) – 26-7-1-3; 56 points
  4. Owen Sound Attack (6) – 19-12-3-3; 44 points
  5. Kitchener Rangers (10) – 13-22-0-1; 27 points

West Division

  1. Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (2) – 26-8-1-3; 56 points
  2. Windsor Spitfires (5) – 24-12-1-0; 49 points
  3. Saginaw Spirit (7) – 16-17-4-1; 37 points
  4. Plymouth Whalers (8) – 13-21-0-4; 30 points
  5. Sarnia Sting (9) – 12-21-1-3; 28 points
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