BRAMPTON, Ont. - The Brampton Battalion spoiled Michael D'Orazio's homecoming, defeating the Owen Sound Attack 3-2.
D'Orazio returned to the Attack after spending 21 days with the Los Angeles Kings in the NHL, but was held off the scoresheet by Brampton on Friday. "I went in as a free agent and I was expecting much. I just went for the experience," the Richmond Hill native said of his stint in L.A. "I just worked hard and I didn't expect to be there for that long."
Attack coach Mark Reeds said D'Orazio's lengthy stay in Los Angeles should boost his confidence and his game.
"Just being there for that length of time and seeing how the pros practise is a learning experience," said Reeds.
Kyle DeCoste scored the game-winner at 6:25 of the third period. Matt Duchene and Kyle DeCoste also scored for the Battalion (2-2-0-0).
Mike Lomas and Garrett Wilson replied for the Attack (1-2-1-0).
Attack goalie Tyler Beskorowany made 37 saves while Brampton's Brandon Foote stopped 23 shots.