ERIE, Pa. – The Erie Otters clinched the Ontario Hockey League’s Midwest Divison on Saturday while cementing themselves as the regular-season champions.
Alex DeBrincat scored his 65th goal of the year and added an assist to help Erie down the Guelph Storm 5-2 in the Otters’ final game of the regular season.
Warren Foegele, Taylor Raddysh, Jordan Sambrook and Antony Cirelli also scored as Erie improved to 50-15-3.
Albert Michnac and Nate Schnarr had the goals for the Storm (21-39-7). Garrett McFadden assisted on both.
Otters goaltender Troy Timpano was rarely challenged, stopping 12 of the 14 shots he faced. Guelph's Anthony Popovich made 42 saves in the losing effort.
67'S 5 GENERALS 2
OSHAWA, Ont. -- Tye Felhaber and Mathieu Foget both scored twice as Ottawa downed the Generals.
Austen Keating had a goal and an assist for the 67's (26-33-8) and Artur Tyanulin and Ben Evans chipped in with two assists apiece.
Robbie Burt and Renars Krastenbergs scored for Oshawa (39-23-5).
KNIGHTS 3 FIREBIRDS 2
FLINT, Mich. -- Sam Miletic scored the eventual winner early in the second period and assisted on another goal to lead London over the Firebirds for its fourth straight win.
JJ Piccinich, with a goal and a helper, and Nicolas Mattinen also scored for the Knights (46-14-7).
Jalen Smereck and Maurizio Colella pulled Flint (32-28-8) to within a goal before dropping its seventh straight. Kole Sherwood received a game misconduct for blindsiding late in the third period.
WOLVES 4 ICEDOGS 3
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. -- Macauley Carson scored twice as Sudbury edged the IceDogs.
Owen Lane and Kyle Capobianco supplied the rest of the offence for the Wolves (26-34-7)
Danial Singer, Oliver Castleman and Kirill Maksimov scored for Niagara (23-34-10).
SPITFIRES 4 SPIRIT 3
SAGINAW, Mich. -- Aaron Luchuk found the back of the net twice, including a short-handed goal, as Windsor snapped a two-game slide with a win over the Spirit.
Jeremy Bracco had a goal and an assist and Cristiano DiGiancinto also scored for the Spitfires (41-19-8).
Markus Niemelainen led Saginaw (27-32-9) with two goals. C.J. Garcia supplied the rest of the offence with a goal and an assist.
FRONTENACS 6 COLTS 3
BARRIE, Ont. -- Linus Nyman scored two goals and set up another and Jason Robertson had a goal and two assists as Kingston doubled up the Colts.
Stephen Desrocher, Sergey Popov and Ted Nichol, with a goal and an assist, rounded out the attack for the Frontenacs (32-26-9).
Ben Hawerchuk, Roy Radke and Aidan Bowman scored for Barrie (17-44-7), which lost its third straight.
ATTACK 7 RANGERS 2
OWEN SOUND, Ont. -- Nick Suzuki had a goal and two assists and Ethan Szypula chipped in with three helpers as the Attack routed Kitchener.
Kevin Hancock, Markus Phillips, Jonah Gadjovich, Petrus Palmu and Cordell James had a goal and an assist apiece for Owen Sound (48-15-4). Chase Campbell also scored.
Riley Damiani and Liam Peyton provided the offence for the Rangers (36-27-5).