OWEN SOUND 4, SOO 1
The Owen Sound Attack skated to their fourth straight win, defeating visiting Sault Ste. Marie 4-1 as Barret Kirwin (5) had a goal and an assist. Mack Guzda was solid in goal once again, stopping 28 of 29 while Ethan Burroughs (3), Daylon Groulx (5) and Matthew Philip (3) also scored for Owen Sound. Jaden Peca’s (4) power play goal 2:12 into the third period ended Guzda’s shutout bid but the Hounds would fall to 5-3-0-0 on the season. The Attack sit atop the Midwest with a 6-2-0-1 record.
ERIE 4, GUELPH 1
The Erie Otters bounced back from a Friday night home loss, redeeming themselves in a 4-1 victory over the visiting Guelph Storm. First-year forward Austen Swankler (2, 3) enjoyed his first career multi-goal game while Emmett Sproule (2) and Chad Yetman (8) also lit the lamp. The Otters limited the Storm to just 14 shots on goal as Hayden Fowler and Jack Duff both finished the night with two assists. Storm sophomore forward Ty Collins (1) scored the lone goal for his club while Owen Bennett made 23 saves in the loss. Otters rookie Aidan Campbell picked up the win, earning his fourth straight start to begin his OHL career. Erie improves to 5-4-0-0.
FLINT 6, PETERBOROUGH 2
The Flint Firebirds improved to 3-0 on home ice as Cody Morgan (3), Dennis Busby (1), Brennan Othmann (3) and Braeden Kressler (2) each had a goal and an assist in a 6-2 win over Peterborough. Ty Dellandrea (3) and Jack Phibbs (1) also got in on the scoring as the Firebirds outshot the Petes 37-28. The Petes played their last of nine straight games on the road to begin the season, finishing that stretch with a solid record of 6-3-0-0. Nick Robertson saw his nine-game goal-scoring streak come to an end but he did keep his point streak alive with an assist. Declan Chisholm (1) and Zach Gallant (2) scored Peterborough goals while Hunter Jones was relieved after allowing four goals on 24 shots. Flint’s Anthony Popovich made 26 saves in the win as the Firebirds improved to 5-2-0-0.
NORTH BAY 8, NIAGARA 2
The North Bay Battalion were looking to get out of a funk on Saturday and they did so in a big way, striking for eight goals to defeat the Niagara IceDogs 8-2 on the road. The Battalion victory snaps a four-game slide as Mitchell Russell (3, 4), Luke Moncada (3, 4) and Mason Primeau (3, 4) each scored twice. Moncada scored his league-leading third shorthanded goal of the season while other North Bay markers came from Matthew Struthers (2) and Braden Henderson (1). Philip Tomasino (7) and Jake Uberti (3) scored Niagara goals as they outshot North Bay 39-35. Battalion rookie Joe Vrbetic stopped 37 of 39 in the win while Niagara’s Christian Sbaraglia returned from suspension and was in for all eight goals allowed as the IceDogs fell to 3-3-2-1. The Troops improve to 2-6-0-0.
SAGINAW 6, LONDON 3
The London Knights jumped out to a 2-0 lead by the midway point of the second period but the host Saginaw Spirit soon turned it on, pulling away with five third period goals for a 6-3 victory. Minnesota Wild prospect Damien Giroux (8, 9) scored twice while Cole Perfetti (2), Blade Jenkins (3), Jake Goldowski (2) and Cole Coskey (7) also got involved. Spirit sophomore Tristan Lennox stole the show with a 38-save performance, stifling the London attack as Saginaw was outshot 41-34. Detroit Red Wings prospect Alec Regula (3, 4) scored twice for London while Cole Tymkin (2) also put the biscuit in the basket. Brett Brochu got the start in goal for London, making 28 saves in the loss. Saginaw shakes off a pair of losses to improve to 5-4-1-0. London drops a second straight, falling to 3-3-1-0.
WINDSOR 8, SARNIA 5
It was a goal-scoring fest in Windsor on Saturday as the Spits and Sting combined for 13 in an 8-5 win for the home side. Dallas Stars prospect Curtis Douglas (3) took first star honours with a goal and two assists while Daniel D’Amico (3) also had a goal and two helpers. 2020 NHL Draft prospect Jean-Luc Foudy had three assists while other Windsor goals came from Dylan Robinson (1), Louka Henault (1), Thomas Stevenson (1), Ruben Rafkin (1), Egor Afanasyev (3) and Tyler Angle (6). Grayson Ladd and Connor Corcoran both had a pair of assists as the Windsor defence got involved offensively in the eight-goal output. Sarnia newcomer Ryan Roth (3, 4) scored twice in his second game with the Sting while other tallies came from Eric Hjorth (2), Calvin Martin (4) and Anthony Tabak (2). The Spitfires improve to 5-3-1-0 while Sarnia’s 0-7 start is the worst in club history.
BARRIE 6, KINGSTON 4
The Kingston Frontenacs made things interesting but the Barrie Colts managed to hold on for a 6-4 win on home ice as Aidan Brown (3, 4) and Jason Willms (3, 4) both scored twice. The Colts led 3-0 early in the second period, extending their lead to 5-1 before Kingston scored a pair to cut the deficit to two. Willms put things out of reach with his second of the night 1:27 into the third period. Riley Piercey (2) and Jack York (1) also scored Barrie goals as Willms finished the night with two goals and two assists for first star honours. St. Louis Blues prospect Tyler Tucker racked up three assists in the win while Jet Greaves stopped 32 of 36 as the Colts were outshot 36-28. Defenceman Billy Constantinou (1) led the way for Kingston offensively with a goal and two assists while Zayde Wisdom (4), Jordan Frasca (1) and Jakob Brahaney (2) rounded out their scoring summary. The Fronts went 2-for-9 on the power play while limiting the Colts to just one opportunity on the night. Kingston falls to 1-5-1-1 while Barrie sits at 5-1-0-1.