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OHL Roundup: A look at Saturday's games

Saturday, 10.27.2012 / 11:34 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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OHL Roundup: A look at Saturday's games

Garret Sparks turned away 42 shots in regulation and overtime and then all five shooters in the shootout Saturday as the Guelph Storm edged the host London Knights 4-3 in the Ontario Hockey League.

The 19-year-old Toronto Maple Leafs prospect has faced 480 shots in 14 games so far this season, which is second most in the OHL behind the Erie Otters' Oscar Dansk.

Brock McGinn scored the winning goal in the fifth round of the shootout for the Storm (10-3-1), who lead the Midwest Division by one point over the Owen Sound Attack.

Tyler Bertuzzi, Ben Harpur and Andrey Pedan all scored in regulation for Guelph.

Seth Griffith led the Knights (8-4-2) offensively with two goals and an assist while Josh Anderson scored the other goal for London.

Defenceman Olli Maatta chipped in with two assists.

In just his third start of the season, Jake Paterson stopped 20 shots in a losing cause.

Guelph went 0-for-5 on the power play, while London went 1-for-8.

Elsewhere in the OHL it was: Sarnia 5, Erie 2; Belleville 1, Kingston 0; Peterborough 3, Saginaw 1; Plymouth 2, Kitchener 1 (OT); Barrie 4, Niagara 1; and Owen Sound 3, Sudbury 1.

At London, Ont., Bertuzzi opened the scoring 3:38 into the second period, however Griffith responded for London to make it 1-1 after 40 minutes of play.

Anderson gave the Knights their first lead of the game when he scored 1:51 into the third period.

Harpur tied the game at 9:33, but Griffith scored on the power play only 1:23 later.

With London leading, Pedan scored for the Storm at 14:23 to force extra time.

Sting 5, Otters 2

At Erie, Pa., Craig Duininck had two goals and Nikolay Goldobin scored once and set up two more as Sarnia (7-6-1) beat the Otters (4-8-3), who have dropped back-to-back games.

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Bulls 1, Frontenacs 0

At Belleville, Ont., Malcolm Subban stopped all 31 shots he faced and Austen Brassard scored the game's only goal as the Bulls (8-4-1) blanked Kingston (5-8-0), which has lost five games in a row.

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Petes 3, Spirit 1

At Peterborough, Ont., Michael Giugovaz stopped 35-of-36 and Francis Menard had a goal and an assist as the Petes (3-7-3) defeated Saginaw (5-8-2).

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Whalers 2, Rangers 1 (OT)

At Plymouth, Mich., Garrett Meurs scored twice, including the winner 37 seconds into overtime, as the Whalers (7-3-3) edged Kitchener (7-4-2), which had its four-game winning streak snapped.

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Colts 4, IceDogs 1

At Barrie, Ont., Zach Hall scored three times and Mathias Niederberger turned aside 26 shots as the Colts (11-3-1) beat Niagara (9-6-1), who have dropped back-to-back games against Central-Division rivals.

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Attack 3, Wolves 1

At Owen Sound, Ont., Jordan Binnington stopped 34-of-35 shots and Daniel Catenacci had a goal and an assist as the Attack (9-2-2) downed Sudbury (7-8-0).

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