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OHL Roundup: Alcock, Schutt each score twice as Frontenacs earn playoff berth

Sunday, 03.17.2013 / 9:54 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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OHL Roundup: Alcock, Schutt each score twice as Frontenacs earn playoff berth

The Kingston Frontenacs earned their way into the Ontario Hockey League playoffs on the last day of the regular season.

Cody Alcock and Samuel Schutt each scored two goals for Kingston as they defeated the visiting Ottawa 67's 5-1 on Sunday.

The Frontenacs, who came into the day as the ninth-seeded team in the Eastern Conference, jumped ahead of the Peterborough Petes and idle Mississauga Steelheads for the seventh spot. Despite having the same amount of points as the Steelheads, Kingston will finish higher in the standings than Mississauga as it has one more victory.

The Petes, who lost on Sunday to the Brampton Battalion, will finish ninth, one point out of the final playoff spot.

Billy Jenkins had a goal and an assist for the Frontenacs (27-35-6), who ended a three-game winless streak, while Warren Steele and Ryan Kujawinksi each chipped in with two assists.

Michal Cajkovsky scored the lone goal for the 67's (16-46-6), who dropped their fifth game in a row and finish the regular season as the last-place club in the OHL.

Mike Morrison made 23 saves for the win as Clint Windsor turned away 43-of-48 shots in a losing cause.

Kingston went 0 for 8 on the power play while Ottawa scored once on four chances with the man advantage.

The Frontenacs will meet the second-seeded Barrie Colts in the first round of the post season while the Steelheads will play the top-ranked Belleville Bulls.

Elsewhere in the OHL, it was Brampton 5, Peterborough 2; Plymouth 4, Windsor 0; Oshawa 3, Sudbury 2; London 6, Sault Ste. Marie 2.

At Kingston, Ont., Alcock opened the scoring 11 minutes into the first period with a short-handed goal.

In the second period, the Frontenacs put the game away with three straight goals to open up a 4-0 lead.

Alcock made it 2-0 at 3:23 and Schutt added two more as Kingston put 16 shots against Windsor.

Jenkins made it 5-0 1:39 into the third period before Cajkovsky ruined Morrison's shutout bid with a power-play goal at 8:23.

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Battalion 5 Petes 2

At Brampton, Ont., Mike Amadio's goal at 1:37 of the third period proved to be the winner as the Battalion (34-25-9) put an end to Peterborough's (26-35-7) playoff push by winning their fourth game in a row.

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Whalers 4 Spitfires 0

At Windsor, Ont., Vincent Trocheck took over the OHL scoring lead with three assists, and now has 109 points in 63 games, and Matt Mahalak stopped all 24 shots he faced as Plymouth (42-17-9) blanked the Spitfires (26-33-9) to head into the post season on an eight-game win streak.

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Generals 3 Wolves 2 (OT)

At Oshawa, Ont., Lucas Lessio completed a hat trick with 12 seconds left in overtime as the Generals (42-22-4) edged Sudbury (29-27-12) to wrap up their regular season as the third seed in the Eastern Conference.

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Knights 6 Greyhounds 2

At Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., OHL-best London (50-13-5) won its 50th game of the season after cruising by the Greyhounds (36-25-6).

Quote of the Day

This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.

— Islanders captain John Tavares