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OHL Roundup: Fabbri and Rychel lead Storm to ninth win in a row

Friday, 01.31.2014 / 11:14 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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OHL Roundup: Fabbri and Rychel lead Storm to ninth win in a row

GUELPH, Ont. - Robby Fabbri and Kerby Rychel each had a goal and two assists as the Guelph Storm extended their win streak by downing the visiting Sarnia Sting 6-1 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League play.

Justin Auger, Zack Mitchell and Scott Kosmachuk had a goal and an assist apiece for the Storm (38-8-3), who won their ninth game in a row, while Ryan Horvat added a single goal.

Nikolay Goldobin scored the lone goal for the Sting (15-29-6), who are winless in three outings.

Guelph's Matthew Mancina made 26 saves for the win as Brodie Barrick turned away 34-of-40 shots for Sarnia.

The Storm went 3 for 4 on the power play while the Sting failed to score on seven chances with the man advantage.

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FRONTENACS 3 WHALERS 2

PLYMOUTH, Mich. — Sam Bennett scored the winner at 19:08 of the third as Kingston edged the Whalers.

Corey Pawley and Spencer Watson also scored for the Frontenacs (27-18-4) while Bennett picked up an assist on both.

Ryan Hartman and Zach Lorentz supplied the offence for Plymouth (17-27-5).

Kingston's Matt Mahalak made 21 saves for the win as Alex Nedeljkovic turned away 49-of-52 shots for the Whalers.

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SPIRIT 7 BULLS 0

SAGINAW, Mich. — Jesse Graham had three goals and an assist and Jake Paterson made 29 saves as the Spirit blanked Belleville.

Justin Sefton, Eric Locke and Kristoff Kontos each had a goal and an assist for Saginaw (24-21-5) and Blake Clarke added a single goal.

Defencemn Adam Bignall and Jordan Subban were both a team-worst minus-3 for the Bulls (14-31-4).

Belleville's Michael Giugovaz turned away 40-of-47 shots in a losing effort.

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COLTS 6 RANGERS 4

KITCHENER, Ont. — Andreas Athanasiou scored once and set up three more as Barrie toppled the Rangers.

Mitchell Theoret had a goal and two assists for the Colts (25-19-3) and Aaron Ekblad, Joseph Blandisi, Brendan Lemiex and Michael Webster each scored once.

Kitchener (16-30-2) got goals from Nick Magyar, Max Iafrate, Curtis Meighan and Justin Bailey.

Barrie's Daniel Gibl made 18 saves for the win as Jordan DeKort turned aside 22-of-27 shots for the Rangers.

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STEELHEADS 2 ICEDOGS 1

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Spencer Martin made 38 saves, including 22 in the second period, as the Steelheads edged Niagara.

Sam Babinstev's goal at 5:09 of the second period stood up as the winner for Mississauga (19-27-4) while Brett Foy scored the game's first goal.

Zach Wilkie scored his first-career OHL goal the IceDogs (17-27-6), who have dropped three straight contests.

Jon D'Ilario turned away 20-of-22 shots for Niagara.

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OTTERS 4 ATTACK 3

OWEN SOUND, Ont. — Oscar Dansk made 24 saves and three Erie skaters recorded multi-point outings as the Otters handed the Attack their fourth loss in a row.

Michael Curtis, Connor McDavid and Brendan Gaunce each had a goal and an assist for Erie (39-9-2), which won its fourth straight contest, while Andre Burakovsky scored once.

Zach Nastasiuk had a pair of goals for Owen Sound (21-21-6) and assisted on Kyle Platzer's goal as well.

Brandon Hope stopped 36-of-40 shots for the Attack.

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KNIGHTS 3 WOLVES 2

SUDBURY, Ont — Jake Patterson made 39 saves and Max Domi had a goal and an assist as London slipped past the Wolves.

Chris Tierney also had a goal and an assist for the Knights (33-11-5) while Alex Basso added a single goal.

Dominik Kahun and Nathan Pancel scored for Sudbury (27-14-8).

Franky Palazzese turned away 39-of-42 shots in a losing cause for the Wolves.

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BATTALION 5 GENERALS 1

OSHAWA, Ont. — Brendan O'Neill made 25 saves as North Bay defeated the Generals.

Brett McKenzie, Matt MacLeod and Ben Thomson each had a goal and an assist for the Battalion (26-18-6) while Mathew Santos and Jared Steege added a goal apiece.

Michael Dal Colle scored the lone goal for Oshawa (31-14-4).

Daniel Altshuler stopped 33-of-38 shots in a losing cause for the Generals.

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