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Jacob Riley earns first career win as Brampton blanks Knights 2-0

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Jacob Riley was a London Knights fan as a kid, but he put his feelings aside when his first game in the Ontario Hockey League was against them.

The 16-year-old stopped 20 shots for the Brampton Battalion to earn his first career OHL win in a 2-0 shutout over London on Sunday.

"It's very exciting for me," said Riley. "I grew up watching the Knights so it's a great feeling."

The Battalion had let a third period 2-0 lead slip away against the Belleville Bulls on Saturday night, eventually losing 3-2 in regulation. Riley drew inspiration from that experience.

"We didn't have to wait a week to get back at it so we're happy we were able to get out there today," Riley said.

London's best chance came on the power-play early in the third period when Leigh Salters's slapshot hit the outside post and stayed out.

"It's always nice to hear the post, a goalie's best friend for sure," said Riley. "Our defence played great today."

The game was a spirited one with four fights, all of them in the second period.

Elsewhere in the OHL it was: Kitchener 3 Guelph 1; Mississauga 6 Kingston 5; Sarnia 2 Ottawa 1 OT; Windsor 4 Oshawa 2; and Saginaw 6 Sault Ste. Marie 3.

At Brampton, Ont., Barclay Goodrow's goal four minutes into the first period held as the game-winner for Brampton (8-9-2), while Stephon Thorne added an empty net insurance marker.

Michael Hutchinson made 29 saves for the Knights (13-5-1).

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Rangers 3 Storm 1

At Kitchener, Ont., Gabriel Landeskog scored twice to lead the Rangers over Guelph.

Ben Thomson also had a marker for Kitchener (14-2-3), while Brandon Maxwell made 28 saves.

Tyler Carroll had the only goal for Guelph (9-9-1), and Cody St. Jacques stopped 40 shots.

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Majors 6 Frontenacs 5

At Mississauga, Ont., Devante Smith-Pelly had a hat trick to lead Mississauga over Kingston.

Casey Cizikas also had a goal and two assists for the Majors (14-4-1), while Corey Bureau and Ryan Lopes both had singles.

Corey Durocher had a marker and set up three goals for the Frontenacs (8-11-2), while Nathan Moon, Ethan Werek, Taylor Doherty and Cameron Odam scored as well.

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Sting 2 67's 1 (OT)

At Sarnia, Ont., Miroslav Preisinger scored in overtime as the Sting edged Ottawa.

Nathan Chiarlitti had the other goal for Sarnia (10-9-1), while Adam Courchaine made 31 saves.

Marc-Anthony Zanetti scored the only marker for the 67's (5-10-5), while Chris Perugini stopped 32 shots.

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Spitfires 4 Generals 2

At Windsor, Ont., Eric Wellwood scored the power-play winner as the Spitfires rallied to defeat Oshawa.

Adam Henrique and Greg Nemisz also scored for Windsor (16-3-3). Scott Timmins put the puck into the empty net for some insurance.

Alain Berger scored his fifth and sixth goals of the season for the Generals (7-10-2), who dropped their seventh consecutive game.

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Spirit 6 Greyhounds 3

At Saginaw, Mich., Tyler Murovich scored twice to lift the Spirit over Sault Ste. Marie.

Jordan Skellett had a goal and two assists for Saginaw (13-4-2), Nick Crawford, Ivan Telegin and Josh Shalla all had markers as well.

Captain Jacob Muzzin had a goal and an assist for the Greyhounds (10-9-2), while Trevor Morbeck and Brett Thompson also found the back of the net.

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