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OHL Roundup: Knights use seven-goal second period to hand Sting their ninth straight loss

Friday, 02.14.2014 / 10:54 PM / News

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OHL Roundup: Knights use seven-goal second period to hand Sting their ninth straight loss

LONDON, Ont. - The London Knights used a seven-goal second period to whip the Sarnia Sting 9-5 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action.

Owen MacDonald, Michael McCarron and Nikita Zadorov scored twice for the Knights (38-12-5), who unleashed a 61-shot attack.

Matt Rupert, Alex Basso and Josh Anderson each had a goal and an assist, while Zach Bell and Bo Horvat had three assists.

Noah Bushnell had a pair for goals for the Sting (15-35-6), who dropped their ninth game in a row, and David Brown, Nikolay Goldobin and Vladislav Kodola had the others.

London's Jake Patterson made 28 saves for the win. Sarnia's Taylor Dupuis stopped 52 shots in a losing cause.

The Knights went 3 for 5 on the power play while the Sting scored twice on seven chances with the man advantage.

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OTTERS 3 COLTS 1

ERIE, Pa. — Connor Brown set up the winner and then added an insurance goal into an empty net as the Otters beat Barrie for their third straight win.

Dane Fox's goal 3:06 into the third period stood up as the winner for Erie (42-10-2) while Brendan Gaunce opened the scoring.

Andrew Mangiapane scored for the Colts (28-23-3), who lost for the first time in four outings.

Oscar Dansk made 19 saves for the Otters as Barrie's Daniel Gibl stopped 27-of-29 shots in defeat.

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ATTACK 4 FRONTENACS 0

KINGSTON, Ont. — Kyle Platzer had a pair of goals and Brandon Hope turned away 22 shots as Owen Sound blanked the Frontenacs.

Jeffrey Gilligan and Kurtis Gabriel also scored for the Attack (24-23-7), who halted a three-game slide.

Mikko Vainonen was a team-worst minus-3 for Kingston (30-20-4), which lost for the first time in four contests.

Lucas Peressini stopped 16-of-20 shots for the Frontenacs.

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STORM 5 GREYHOUNDS 3

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. — Justin Nichols made 39 saves as Guelph downed the Greyhounds for its fourth win in a row.

Jason Dickinson, Justin Auger and Brock McGinn each had a goal and an assist for the Storm (42-9-3) while Zac Leslie and Pius Suter added single goals.

Tyler Gaudet, Bryan Moore and Jean Dupuy scored for Sault Ste. Marie (36-15-5).

Matt Murray turned away 33-of-37 shots for the Greyhounds.

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SPIRIT 3 WHALERS 2 (SO)

SAGINAW, Mich. — Jesse Graham scored the winner in the ninth round of the shootout as the Spirit edged Plymouth.

Jimmy Lodge and Dylan Sadowy scored in regulation for Saginaw (26-24-5), which halted a three-game losing streak.

Zach Lorentz and Matt Mistele supplied the scoring for the Whalers (20-28-6).

Jake Paterson made 27 saves for the Spirit while Plymouth's Alex Nedeljkovic stopped 30 shots in defeat.

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RANGERS 5 STEELHEADS 0

KITCHENER, Ont. — Logan Schmidt and Matia Marcantuoni scored 14 seconds apart in the second period as the Rangers blanked Mississauga.

Kitchener's (20-32-2) Jordan DeKort only had to make 13 saves for the shutout while Mason Kohn, Doug Blaisdell and Ryan MacInnis also scored.

Spencer Martin started in net for the Steelheads (21-31-4) but was pulled after allowing four goals on 26 shots. Chase Marchand took over to start the third period and stopped 15-of-16 shots.

The Rangers went 1 for 4 on the power play while Mississauga went 0 for 1.

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SPITFIRES 6 WOLVES 3

SUDBURY, Ont. — Sam Povorozniouk scored twice and Alex Fotinos made 39 saves as Windsor doubled up the Wolves.

Ben Johnson had a goal and two assists for the Spitfires (34-19-2) and Remy Giftopoulos, Brady Vail and Ryan Foss each scored once.

Sudbury (28-17-9) got goals from Nathan Cull, Trevor Carrick and Connor Crisp.

Franky Palazzese kicked out 33-of-39 shots for the Wolves.

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GENERALS 6 67's 0

OSHAWA, Ont. — Scott Laughton scored three times and set up one more and Ken Appleby made 20 saves as the Generals crushed Ottawa.

Bradley Latour had a goal and three assists for Oshawa (35-15-5) and Josh Sterk and Dylan Smoskowitz had the others.

Travis Konecny and Brendan Bell were both a team-worst minus-4 for the 67's (20-31-4).

Ottawa's Philippe Trudeau stopped 53-of-59 shots in defeat.

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