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OHL Roundup: A look at Friday's games

Saturday, 10.06.2012 / 1:04 AM / News

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OHL Roundup: A look at Friday's games

Justin Auger scored three times, including the winner, as the Guelph Storm defeated the visting Plymouth Whalers 5-4 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action.

With just five seconds remaining in the third period, the 18-year-old broke a 4-4 tie with his third goal of the game.

Auger now has four goals in six games after scoring only seven goals in 58 contests last season.

Andrey Pedan and Jason Dickinson also scored for the Storm (4-2-0) while Ryan Horvat and Patrick Waitling each chipped in with two assists.

Stefan Noesen led the Whalers (1-1-2) offensively with a goal and an assist as Cody Payne, Rickard Rakell and Gianluca Curcuruto each scored once.

Garret Sparks stopped 29 shots for the win as Matt Mahalak made 25 saves in a losing effort.

Guelph went 0-for-7 on the power play while Plymouth went 2-for-5.

Elsewhere in the OHL, it was: Erie 5, Brampton 1; Owen Sound 4, Sarnia 3; Sault Ste. Marie 4, Kitchener 2; Niagara 4 Saginaw 0; London 8, Windsor 2; Barrie 4, Mississauga 3 (SO) and Oshawa 6, Kingston 4.

At Guelph, Ont., Curcuruto opened the scoring for Plymouth with a power-play goal 1:30 into the first period.

Auger responded at 9:57, but Payne scored at 16:57 to give the Whalers a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes of play.

After a scoreless second period, Noesen made it 3-1 at 2:22 of the third period while on the power play.

Dickinson got one back for Guelph a 1:22 later and Pedan and Auger scored 33 seconds apart to give the Storm their first lead of the game.

Rakell made it 4-4 at 11:14, however Auger's third goal of the game came at 19:55.


Otters 5 Battalion 1

At Erie, Pa., Connor McDavid scored twice and Oscar Dansk stopped 34 shots as the Otters (2-3-1) defeated Brampton (2-3-1).


Attack 4 Sting 3

At Sarnia, Ont., Joseph Blandisi scored twice and Jordan Binnington made 30 saves as Owen Sound (4-1-1) downed the Sting (1-3-1).


Greyhounds 4 Rangers 2

At Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Matt Murray stopped 39 shots, earning the game's first star, and Sergey Tolchinsky scored twice as the Greyhounds (5-1-0) doubled up Kitchener (3-2-0)


IceDogs 4 Spirit 0

At Saginaw, Mich., Christopher Festarini stopped all 25 shots he faced and Anthony DiFruscia had a goal and an assist as Niagara (5-1-0) blanked the Spirit (1-3-2).


Knights 8 Spitfires 2

At London, Ont., Max Domi and Matt Rupert each had two goals and an assist as the Knights (3-2-0) crushed Windsor (3-3-1).


Colts 4 Steelheads 3 (SO)

At Mississauga, Ont., Mark Scheifele scored the shootout winner and added two assists in regulation as Barrie (4-2-0) edged the Steelheads (2-3-1).


Generals 6 Frontenacs 4

At Oshawa, Ont., Adam Lloyd scored the game winner and Boone Jenner picked up three assists as the Generals (5-1-0) slipped past Kingston (3-2-0).

Quote of the Day

You know what? We've played in some pretty special buildings along this playoff run so far. You start in Detroit, you go to Montreal, you come here … I think it's the first team to beat three Original Six teams to get to the Final if I'm not mistaken. That says how tough the road has been. Those are tough places to win.

— Lightning forward Steven Stamkos after Game 7 win vs. Rangers on Friday in New York