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London Knights win 16th straight game with 4-3 victory over Brampton Battalion

Thursday, 12.06.2012 / 9:34 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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London Knights win 16th straight game with 4-3 victory over Brampton Battalion

BRAMPTON, Ont. - Tyler Ferry scored the final of four unanswered goals as the league-leading London Knights rallied to beat the Brampton Battalion 4-3 in Ontario Hockey League action Thursday.

Matt Rupert, Josh Anderson and Seth Griffith also scored for the Knights (24-5-2), who stretched their winning streak to 16 games.

"A big win for us. We battled back and went into the third period with a good mentality," said Griffith. "Ever since I got to London, it's been a winning organization. Lots of depth on this team. They teach you how to win right off the bat."

Barclay Goodrow, Brendan Childerley and Marcus McIvor each scored for the Battalion (14-12-5).

It looked as though the Battalion were going to put an end to the Knights' streak when Goodrow scored on the power play at 14:53 of the first period, and Childerley made it 2-0 less than two minutes into the second.

But from there, the Knights started to crawl their way back starting with a Rupert goal at the 11:40 mark followed by an Anderson equalizer less than four minutes later.

Griffith made it 3-2 early in the third period prior to Ferry's insurance goal, which was key as McIvor brought the Battalion to within a goal with four minutes remaining in regulation.

London goaltender Kevin Baillie stopped 21-of-24 shots, while Matej Machovsky made 24 saves for Brampton.

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