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Belleville Bulls shut out struggling Ottawa 67's 2-0 in OHL action

Wednesday, 12.12.2012 / 9:44 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Belleville Bulls shut out struggling Ottawa 67's 2-0 in OHL action

OTTAWA - After a nine-game road trip spanned over three weekends, home didn't treat the Ottawa 67's kindly at all Wednesday night.

After going 1-7-1 away from the nation's capita, the 67's returned home to face the Belleville Bulls and were embarrassed, despite the relatively even 2-0 final in Ontario Hockey League play.

Jake Worrad and Aaron Berisha each scored for the Bulls (19-9-4), who increased their lead in the East Division to five points over the Oshawa Generals and pulled to within a point of the Barrie Colts, leaders of the Eastern Conference.

The 67's (8-23-3), remain in the OHL basement, should be pleased with the final score considering they were outshot 46-15.

Clint Windsor was sensational in the Ottawa goal, while Charlie Graham earned what is likely the easiest shutout of his career in place of Malcolm Subban, who is at Canada world junior selection camp.

The 67's will get some relief for their next game, Friday at home against the Peterborough Petes, as both Sean Monahan and Tyler Graovac were cut from Canada's camp earlier in the day.

Monahan also served the final game of his 10-game suspension Wednesday night. He hasn't played a game since Nov. 20.

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