BARRIE 5, FLINT 1
The Barrie Colts handed the Flint Firebirds their first home loss of the season as Vancouver Canucks prospect Arturs Silovs earned first star honours in a 5-1 victory. Silovs stopped 37 of 38 while Riley Piercey (4), Jacob Tortora (3), Aidan Brown (5), Victor Hadfield (1) and Tyson Foerster (14) all found the back of the net. The Firebirds have dropped their last two following what was a five-game winning streak. Jack Phibbs (5) scored Flint’s lone goal as the Firebirds fell despite managing to edge Barrie on the shot clock 38-37. Barrie owns a 10-5-0-1 record while Flint sits at 10-5-0-0.
OTTAWA 2, ERIE 0
Cedrick Andree was flawless, stopping all 32 shots he faced as the Ottawa 67’s took a 2-0 road win in Erie. Ottawa’s fifth straight win featured goals from Mitchell Hoelscher (11) and Austen Keating (9) as the 67’s prevailed behind Andree’s fine play, being outshot 32-25. Erie’s Daniel Murphy stopped 23 of 25 on the night while new addition Drew Hunter made his Otters debut. Ottawa improves to 11-4-0-0 while Erie falls to 7-6-1-2.
MISSISSAUGA 4, NIAGARA 2
Overage winger Nick Isaacson (4, 5, 6) recored his first OHL hat-trick along with a career-high four points as the Mississauga Steelheads snapped their four-game slide with a 4-2 win in Niagara. Isaacson was in on all four goals, picking up a primary assist on Thomas Harley’s (8) third period game winner. The Steelheads outshot the IceDogs 45-38 as Kai Edmonds made 36 saves in the win. Kyen Sopa (11) and Lucas Theriault (3) scored Niagara goals while rookie netminder Tucker Tynan made 41 saves. The IceDogs suffer their fourth straight loss, falling to 5-9-2-1 while the Steelheads sit three points back in the Central, owning a 5-10-0-0 record.
WINDSOR 10, SOO 2
The Windsor Spitfires took it to the Soo Greyhounds Saturday night in Sault Ste. Marie as veteran captain Luke Boka (6, 7, 8) netted his first OHL hat-trick in a 10-2 win. The Spits won their sixth straight, scoring 10 times on 35 shots as 2020 NHL Draft prospect Jean-Luc Foudy (5, 6) also scored twice while Daniel D’Amico (4) and Connor Corcoran (4) had a goal and two assists each. Cole Purboo (5), Matthew Maggio (1) and Will Cuylle (2) also scored for the Spitfires as they went 5-for-8 on the power play while giving the Hounds just one opportunity on the man advantage. Kari Piiroinen made 18 saves in the win, surrendering Greyhounds goals by Tye Kartye (5) and Jaromir Pytlik (7). Windsor leads the West Division with a 10-3-1-0 record while Sault Ste. Marie drops a fifth straight decision, falling to 6-10-1-0.
SUDBURY 5, PETERBOROUGH 2
A clash of two competitive Eastern Conference clubs went the way of the home side on Saturday as the Sudbury Wolves bested the Peterborough Petes 5-2. After a scoreless first half of regulation, Sudbury’s Blake Murray (8) gave the Wolves a 1-0 lead after 40 minutes before Kosta Manikis (2) and David Levin (6) extended the cushion to three in the early stages of the third. Peterborough goals from Nick Robertson (17) and Semyon Der-Arguchintsev (3) cut the Sudbury lead to one before top 2020 NHL Draft prospect Quinton Byfield (12) gave Sudbury insurance with 4:20 left in the third. Nolan Hutcheson (4) hit the empty net, sealing Sudbury’s 11th win of the season as the Wolves improved to a Central Division-leading 11-7-0-0. Overage forward Macauley Carson earned first star honours, going 12-for-21 in the faceoff circle with one assist to his credit. Peterborough’s Hunter Jones made 31 saves as the Petes were outshot 36-20 in the loss. The Petes fall to 10-5-0-0.
SARNIA 4, OWEN SOUND 2
The Sarnia Sting stayed hot, winning for the seventh time in the past eight games as Sean Josling (14) scored the game winner 6:43 into the third period in a 4-2 road win over the Owen Sound Attack. Ryan McGregor (4), Jamieson Rees (9) and Sam Bitten (6) also scored while Ethan Langevin earned first star honours with a 40-save showing. Owen Sound carried the play but couldn’t solve Langevin as they outshot the Sting 42-27. Matthew Phillip (7, 8) accounted for both Attack goals as the Bears fell to 9-4-1-1. The Sting pick up another win in the highly competitive West Division and own a 7-8-0-0 record after starting the season 0-7.