OHL Roundup: Knights top Sting on Tkachuk hat trick

London Knights winger Matthew Tkachuk scored a hat trick in the Game 2 victory. (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

LONDON, Ont. — Matthew Tkachuk had a hat trick to lead the London Knights past the Sarnia Sting 4-3 on Sunday in Ontario Hockey League action.

Tkachuk’s third goal came on the power play and tied the game 3-3 for the Knights (36-11-3) at the 14:05 mark of the third period. Brandon Crawley scored the winner just over two minutes later to complete the comeback for London, which trailed 3-1 late in the second period.

Goaltender Tyler Parsons made 24 saves for the win.

Travis Konecny scored and added two assists for Sarnia (28-15-7), while Sam Studnicka and Pavel Zacha chipped in as well. Charlie Graham stopped 24-of-28 shots for the Sting.

The Knights went 1 for 3 on the power play, while Sarnia was 1 for 2 with the man advantage.


OSHAWA, Ont. -- Jack Kopacka scored twice, once into an empty net, as Sault Ste. Marie outpaced the Generals.

Colton White, Conor Timmins and Tim Gettinger all scored in the third period for the Greyhounds (24-20-6), who have won three straight.

Lukas Lofquist replied for Oshawa (18-27-7).