THE CANADIAN PRESS
KITCHENER, Ont. — Max Domi and Seth Griffith each had a goal and an assist as the London Knights beat the Kitchener Rangers 4-3 on Sunday in Ontario Hockey League action.
The Knights (16-5-2) won their eighth game in a row and halted the Rangers (14-7-2) home winning streak to start the season at nine.
Kyle Platzer and Kevin Raine also scored for the Knights, while Olli Maatta chipped in with a pair of assists.
Curtis Meighan, Josh Sterk and Tobias Rieder scored for the Rangers, and Justin Bailey picked up two assists.
London goalie Kevin Bailie turned aside 31 of 34 shots for the win, while John Gibson absorbed the loss, turning aside 33 shots.
London was 1-for-2 on the power play, while Kitchener failed to score on three opportunities with the man advantage.
Meighan opened the scoring before the midway mark of the first period, redirecting Justin Bailey’s pass from the side boards past Bailie.
Griffith, the Knights’ leading scorer, tied the game with 41 seconds remaining in the period, burying Domi’s feed to the side of the crease over Gibson.
Domi, the first star of the game, gave the Knights the lead with a power-play goal at 17:44 of the second period, as he had Maatta’s blocked shot bounce right onto his stick at the side of the net and he swiped it in.
Sterk tied the game 2:03 into the third period, beating Bailie when left alone in front of the London net, but Platzer scored just over a minute later as Gibson’s clearing shot hit Jacob Jammes and bounced onto Platzer’s stick with the net open.
Raine gave the Knights some breathing room by snapping Chris Tierney’s pass to the point past Gibson, before Rieder knocked in a rebound with five minutes remaining to get the Rangers within a goal.
Maatta picked up an interference penalty with 2:05 remaining but the Rangers couldn’t capitalize.
Burnside scores twice as the Steelheads beat the Generals
OSHAWA, Ont. — Josh Burnside scored twice, including the game winner, as the Mississauga Steelheads downed the host Oshawa Generals 5-3 on Sunday in Ontario Hockey League play.
After finding himself alone in front of Oshawa’s net, Burnside beat goaltender Daniel Altshuller five-hole with a backhand at 12:42 of the third period to put his club ahead 4-3.
Dylan Smoskowitz and Dylan DeMelo had a goal and an assist apiece for the Steelheads (16-6-1) while Stuart Percy chipped in with three assists.
Andrew Goldberg scored a single goal to round out Mississauga’s scoring.
Boone Jenner scored twice for the Generals (12-10-3) and Trevor Morbeck scored the other.
Tyson Teichmann stopped 31-of-34 shots for the win while Altshuller turned away 22 shots in a losing cause.
Mississauga went 1-for-5 on the power play while Oshawa went 1-for-3.
Bennett scores winner in SO as the Frontenacs beat the IceDogs
KINGSTON, Ont. — Sam Bennett scored the winning goal in the fifth round of the shootout as the Kingston Frontenacs edged the visiting Niagara IceDogs 5-4 on Sunday in Ontario Hockey League action.
Darcy Greenaway had a goal and an assist for the Frontenacs (12-9-0), who have won five games in a row, while Cody Alcock, Henri Ikonen and Sam Povorozniouk each scored once.
Brett Ritchie scored twice for the IceDogs (15-7-2), who had their three-game winning streak halted, and Anthony DiFruscia and Brook Hiddink had a goal apiece.
Mike Morrison made 27 saves for the win as Christopher Festarini stopped 35 shots in a losing cause.
Kingston went 0-for-3 on the power play while Niagara scored once on three chances with the man advantage.
Binnington stops 26 shots as the Attack blank the Spitfires
OWEN SOUND, Ont. — Jordan Binnington stopped all 26 shots he faced as the Owen Sound Attack blanked the visiting Windsor Spitfires 1-0 on Sunday in Ontario Hockey League action.
The 19-year-old goaltender also made 35 saves to shutout the Kitchener Rangers on Saturday and has now gone 126:12 seconds without giving up a goal. The last goal Binnington gave up was on Nov. 16th in a 5-2 loss to the London Knights.
Binnington is now 13-3-3 with a 2.18 goals-against average and .932 save percentage in 19 games this season for Owen Sound.
Cameron Brace scored the lone goal for the Attack (16-4-3), who currently sit atop the Western Conference standings, and it came by way of a penalty shot.
It was also Brace’s fifth game winner of the season, which leads the OHL.
Jordan DeKort stopped 23-of-24 shots in a losing cause for the Spitfires (9-9-5), who have dropped back-to-back outings.
Neither club had any success with its power play as Owen Sound went 0-for-1 and Windsor 0-for-7.
O’Connor with four points as the Colts crush the Wolves
SUDBURY, Ont. — Ryan O’Connor scored twice and set up two more as the Barrie Colts crushed the host Sudbury Wolves 7-2 on Sunday afternoon in Ontario Hockey League play.
Brendan Lemieux also had two goals for the Colts (17-5-1) while Andreas Athanasiou, Anthony Camara and Mark Scheifele rounded out the scoring.
Dominik Kahun and Brody Silk had goals for the Wolves (9-13-2).
Alex Fotinos made 34 saves in the win. Joel Vienneau gave up three goals on 14 shots before being relieved by Taylor Dupuis, who stopped 25 shots in 36 minutes of action.
The Colts opened the scoring on the power play late in the first period after O’Connor unloaded a slap shot from the point that beat Vienneau blocker side at 19:05.
Camara made it 2-0 on a breakaway just 18 seconds in the second period after he fooled Vienneau with a backhand-to-forehand deke.
Dupuis replaced Vienneau between the pipes after a shot from Lemieux squeaked through his five-hole and over the goal line at 3:24.
Silk made it 3-1 at 5:13 after he finished a tic-tac-toe play from the side of the net, but Athanasiou connected on a one-timer just over a minute later to restore Barrie’s three-goal lead.
Kahun cut into the Wolves’ deficit at 11:13 on the power play as he received a pass in the slot and beat Fotinos high blocker side.
O’Connor scored his second of the game on the power play at 19:29 to give Barrie a 5-2 lead.
Lemieux also scored his second goal after he picked up a loose puck on a rebound in front of the net at 2:29 of the third period.
Mark Scheifele made it 7-2 at 14:35.
Barrie wound up 2-for-8 on the power play while Sudbury went 1-for-1.
Hartman scores winner as the Whalers edge 67′s
OTTAWA — Ryan Hartman scored on the power play 1:26 into the third period to give the Plymouth Whalers a 3-2 win over the host Ottawa 67′s on Sunday afternoon in Ontario Hockey League action.
Hartman’s goal was his eighth of the season and broke a 2-2 tie.
Rickard Rakell and Matthew Mistele also scored for the Whalers (11-7-4) while Simon Karlsson chipped in with two assists.
Ryan Van Stralen and Steven Janes scored for the 67′s (6-15-2), who have now lost seven games in a row.
Matt Mahalak turned aside 31-of-33 shots for the win as Clint Windsor made 32 in a losing cause.
Van Stralen gave the 67′s an early lead with a power-play goal four minutes into the game, but Rakell scored shorthanded less than five minutes later for the Whalers to make it 1-1
Mistele then gave the Whalers a 2-1 lead before the end of the first period.
Janes scored a power-play goal 1:48 into the second period to tie the game 2-2.
Plymouth scored once on five opportunities with the man advantage while Ottawa went 2-4 on the power play.
Cousins leads Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds over Sting
SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. — The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds scored on three of their first four shots en route to a 9-2 romp over the Sarnia Sting in Ontario Hockey League action Sunday.
Nick Cousins led the offensive attack with a pair of goals and three assists as the Greyhounds ended a six-game losing streak.
Seven players had multi-point nights in the win. Andrew Fritsch had a goal and two assists while Alex Gudbranson also had three points with three assists.
Colin Miller and Jared McCann had a goal and an assist for the Greyhounds, while Dylan Staples, Sergey Tolchinsky, Michael Schumacher and Trent Mallette also scored.
Justin Nichols stopped 29 shots in the first win of his OHL career for the Greyhounds (10-12-1-0).
Reid Boucher and Craig Duininck scored for Sarnia while Charles Sarault assisted on both goals.
Brodie Barrick got the start for the Sting but was pulled after giving up two goals on the Greyhounds first three shots in the game.
JP Anderson stopped 21 shots the rest of the way for the Sting (12-9-0-2).
The Sting were 1-for-7 on the power play while the Greyhounds scored once in three man-advantage opportunities.