THE CANADIAN PRESS
PETERBOROUGH, Ont. — Brett Ritchie scored five goals as the Niagara IceDogs downed the Peterborough Petes 6-4 in Ontario Hockey League play Sunday afternoon.
Ryan Strome scored the sixth goal and had four assists for Niagara (12-6-1).
Alan Quine connected twice for Peterborough (4-10-3), while Derek Mathers and Brett Findlay added singles.
Quine and Ritchie exchanged goals in the first period, with Quine giving the home team the first lead of the game then Ritchie tying it up at 1-1. The pair then each connected in the second period as well, but in the reverse order.
Mathers and Findlay put the Petes ahead by two in the first half of the third period.
But the IceDogs took control in the second half of the frame as Ritchie scored twice to even the game before Strome tallied the go-ahead marker with less than three minutes to play.
Ritchie added an empty-netter in the final second to complete the scoring.
Niagar finished 3-for-6 on power-play, while Peterborough was 0-4 with the man advantage.
Niagara outshot Peterborough 40-29. Christopher Festarini took the win in goal for the IceDogs while Michael Giugovaz was saddled with the loss despite stopping 34 of the 39 shots he faced.
BRAMPTON 4, SUDBURY 2
BRAMPTON, Ont. (CP) — Barclay Goodrow scored a pair of goals and Brenden Miller tallied the eventual power-play winner late in the second period as the Brampton Battalion doubled the Sudbury Wolves 4-2 in Ontario Hockey League play Sunday afternoon.
The win snapped a four-game winless streak for the Troops.
"Huge win for us, especially when it’s against a division rival," said Goodrow. "We have a pretty good rivalry with those guys."
Ray Huether opened the scoring for Sudbury with 56 seconds remaining in the first period, taking a Nicholas Baptiste pass in the slot and beating Matej Machovsky with a quick shot.
Brampton tied things up just 34 seconds later when Nick Paul sent Goodrow in on a breakaway and slid a backhand shot five hole on Taylor Dupuis. Goodrow put the Battalion in front at 2:58 of the middle stanza, firing a snapshot past Dupuis as he streaked down the wing.
Sudbury tied it at the 7:36 mark when Brody Silk picked up his own rebound, pouncing on a loose puck in the crease. Miller put the homeside ahead for good with 2:00 to play in the second when his point shot got past Dupuis.
Nicholas Foglia added an insurance marker at 5:48 of the third. Dupuis finished with 33 saves, while Machovsky turned aside 22 of the 24 shots sent his way.
Sudbury was 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Battalion went 1-for-2.
LONDON 3, GUELPH 0
GUELPH, Ont. (CP) — Jake Patterson stopped all 31 shots he faced as the London Knights blanked the Guelph Storm 3-0 in the Ontario Hockey League on Sunday.
After two scoreless periods, Remi Elie opened the scoring midway through the third with his fourth goal of the season.
The Storm pulled goalie Garret Sparks with just over a minute left to play in an attempt tie the game, but Chris Tierney fired in an empty-netter at 18:55 to make it 2-0.
Guelph went on the power play for the final minute of the game, but Olli Maatta scored short-handed to put the game out of reach.
Sparks made 26 on 27 shots for the Storm (11-6-1), who went 0-for-5 on the power play.
The Knights improved to 10-5-2.
MISSISSAUGA 4, ERIE 1
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. (CP) — Dylan Smoskowitz scored a pair of goals to lead the Mississauga Steelheads to a 4-1 victory over the Erie Otters in Sunday’s Ontario Hockey League tilt at the Hershey Centre.
Dylan DeMelo and Kristoff Kontos each had a goal and an assist for Mississauga (11-4-1), winners of five straight.
Connor Brown scored the lone goal for Erie (4-11-3), which has lost five straight.
Tyson Teichmann made 21 saves for the Steelheads while Devin Williams stopped 48 shots for the Otters.
After a scoreless first period, Mississauga jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second on back-to-back markers from Smoskowitz and another from DeMelo.
The Steelheads went 2-for-6 on the power play while Erie finished 1-for-5.
BELLEVILLE 2, WINDSOR 1 (SO)
WINDSOR, Ont. (CP) — Jordan Subban scored the shootout winner and Malcom Subban made 33 saves as the Belleville Bulls edged the Windsor Spitfires 2-1 in Ontario Hockey League action Sunday.
Kerby Rychel opened the scoring in the game for the Spitfires (8-7-4) with a power-play goal when he rifled a slapshot from the top of the face-off circle.
Michael Curtis tied the game for the Bulls (9-5-2) with 4:31 remaining in the third, when he one-timed a slapshot from the top of the face-off circle over the outstretched glove hand of Jaroslav Pavelka and under the cross bar.
Play continued for a few seconds before the goal was confirmed after video review, setting the stage for extra time.
Jordan Subban was the only shooter to score in the six rounds of the shootout.
Windsor has scored only once in 17 shootout attempts so far this season and the loss was the Spitfires’ fourth in four shootouts this season.
Notes: Both teams were missing key personnel. The Spitfires were without defenceman John Bowen and right-winger Jordan Maletta due to fighting suspensions and left-winger Chris Marchese who was out with an upper-body injury. … The Bulls continued to be without team captain and Vancouver Canucks prospect Brendan Gaunce, who missed the game with a separated shoulder.
Sting 5, Spirit 4
SAGINAW, Mich. — Rookie goaltender Brodie Barrick stopped 47 shots to help the Sarnia Sting edge the Saginaw Spirit 5-4 in OHL play Sunday. Many of Barrick’s saves were of the highlight variety, as Sarnia (10-7-1) won its league leading eighth road game against only one loss.
The Sting got goals from five different players as Alex Galchenyuk and Alex Basso led the way with a goal and two assists. Nikolay Goldobin scored on a penalty shot, while Reid Boucher and Connor Murphy rounded out the scoring.
Charles Sarault chipped in with three assists.
Garret Ross, Jimmy Lodge, Nick Moutrey and Eric Locke each had a goal and an assist for Saginaw (6-9-2). Vincent Trocheck had a pair of assists, which tied him with Jack Combs on the Spirit all time assist leader board with 134.
Goldobin’s penalty shot goal opened the flood gates in the second period as the teams combined for five goals after a scoreless first period.
The teams traded goals until Boucher put the Sting up for good at 3-2, with less then four minutes to go in the second period.
Galchenyuk gave Sarnia it’s biggest lead 4-2 at 4:39 of the third period only to see Locke’s goal at 7:38 slice the deficit to one.
Murphy’s goal went into an empty net, before Lodge ended the scoring for Saginaw at 19:14.
Jake Paterson made 25 saves in a losing effort for the Spirit.
Generals 5, Frontenacs 2
OSHAWA, Ont. — Rookie Michael Dal Colle had two goals and two assists to lead the Oshawa Generals past the Kingston Frontenacs 5-2 on Sunday in Ontario Hockey League play.
Linemate Tyler Biggs also had four points, including a goal, as the Generals improved their East Division-leading record to 11-6-2.
Biggs is also in his first year in the OHL, but the 19-year-old first-round draft pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs played in the NCAA last year and is not considered a rookie.
Dal Colle tied the game 2-2 just 12 seconds into the second period and added an insurance goal early in the third.
Scott Sabourin scored the eventual winner with 31 second remaining in the second. Captain Boone Jenner added an empty-net goal and also had an assist for Oshawa.
Darcy Greenaway and Sam Bennett replied for the Frontenacs (7-9-0).
Daniel Altshuller made 29 saves for his 11th win of the season, tied for the most in the OHL.
The Generals fired 41 shots at Kingston goalie Mike Morrison.
Both teams were 1-for-3 on the power play.
Rangers 3, Attack 2 (OT)
KITCHENER, Ont. — Ryan Murphy’s power-play goal at 4:28 into overtime gave the Kitchener Rangers a 3-2 win over the Owen Sound Attack on Sunday in Ontario Hockey League action.
It’s the Rangers (10-5-1-1) six win in a row at home this season.
Matt Puempel had two goals and an assist for Kitchener, while Holden Cook and Cameron Brace, on a third-period penalty shot, scored for the Attack (12-2-1-2).
Brace was awarded the penalty shot when he was hauled down by Murphy while the Rangers were enjoying a 5-on-3 power play.
Kitchener’s John Gibson stopped 23 shots for the win, while Owen Sound’s Jordan Binnington turned aside 34 shots in just his second loss of the season.
The Rangers were 1-for-11 on the power play, while the Attack were blanked on two opportunities with the man advantage.
Puempel opened the scoring at 7:46 of the second period when he stole the puck in the corner and skated into the slot untouched before sending a wrist shot between Binnington’s pads.
Puempel was at it again less than nine minutes later when he redirected Radek Faksa’s cross-crease pass over Binnington’s right pad.
Owen Sound started the comeback at 12:30 of the third period when Brace did everything right on a penalty shot, deking Gibson to cut the lead in half.
Cook then tied the game at 17:35, converting a Chris Bigras pass on a 2-on-1.
That set up Murphy’s heroics, as he one-timed Tobias Rieder’s pass through Binnington’s legs with Gilbert Gabor in the penalty box for interference after nailing Murphy in open ice.