FLINT 7, GUELPH 5
The Flint Firebirds exploded for seven goals, defeating the Guelph Storm 7-5 on the road as rookie winger Brennan Othmann lit the lamp twice. Firebirds captain Ty Dellandrea racked up four assists on the night, pitching in on Dennis Busby’s game winner midway through the third period to break up a 5-5 tie. Flint rearguard Riley McCourt scored twice and first-year winger Evgeniy Oksentyuk chipped in with two assists. Keegan Stevenson, Cedric Ralph and Pavel Gogolev each had a goal and an assist for the Storm as they were outshot 39-31.
PETERBOROUGH 3, NORTH BAY 2 (IN KITCHENER)
The Peterborough Petes rallied from down 2-0 as Liam Kirk, Josh Kavanagh and Cameron Butler scored goals in a 3-2 win over the North Bay Battalion. The Petes improve to 2-0 on the weekend as rookie forward Mason McTavish picked up an assist and goaltender Tye Austin turned aside 31 of 33. Simon Rose and Brad Chenier scored for North Bay while Christian Purboo made 38 saves in the loss.
ERIE 8, HAMILTON 0
The Erie Otters put up a crooked number, defeating visiting Hamilton 8-0 in their pre-season debut. Emmett Sproule scored twice and added an assist while Brendan Sellan finished the night with four points including a goal and three assists. Local product Austen Swankler had a night to remember with a goal and an assist accompanied by a plus-4 rating. Two of Erie’s goals came on second period penalty shots, with rookie Connor Lockhart and fellow forward Mathew MacDougall both converting on their opportunities. Daniel Murphy stopped all 18 shots he faced as the Otters outshot the Bulldogs 41-18, going 2-for-4 on the power play.
SAGINAW 7, KITCHENER 2
The Saginaw Spirit cashed in on their chances, scoring seven times on 38 shots to defeat the Kitchener Rangers 7-2. Dallas Stars prospect Nicholas Porco scored twice and added an assist while Philadelphia Flyers pick Mason Millman collected three helpers. First-year blueliner Ilya Solovyov scored his first goal in a Spirit uniform as did fellow rearguard Mitchell Smith and newly signed forward Sebastian Bulovs. Ivan Prosvetov stood tall in goal with a 33 save performance.
MISSISSAUGA 7, OSHAWA 2
The Mississauga Steelheads won for the second time in as many nights, defeating visiting Oshawa 7-2 in a chippy affair. Aidan Prueter scored twice and went 14-for-16 in the faceoff circle while Florida Panthers prospect Cole Schwindt had a goal and an assist. With the score tied 2-2 after one period, the Trout took over, scoring five times the rest of the way in front of a 22-save performance from Kai Edmonds. The two clubs combined for 16 power play opportunities.
WINDSOR 6, NIAGARA 4 (IN FORT ERIE)
The Windsor Spitfires came out firing, outshooting the Niagara IceDogs 21-5 in the first period and managed to skate to a 6-4 victory. Nashville Predators prospect Egor Afanasyev scored twice while Columbus Blue Jackets draftee Tyler Angle had a pair of assists. Sophomore winger Jonah De Simone was a bright spot for the Dogs, recording a goal and two assists along with fellow rookie Cameron Snow’s goal and a helper. Windsor outshot Niagara 47-20.
SARNIA 5, LONDON 3
The Sarnia Sting struck back against the London Knights, avenging Friday’s loss as Ryan McGregor, Nolan Dann and Jacob Perreault each had a goal and an assist. Ethan Langevin made 35 saves in the Sarnia crease as the Sting won despite being outshot 38-32, holding the Knights to 2-for-11 on the man advantage. Vegas Golden Knights prospect Paul Cotter had two goals and an assist for London.
SOO 7, SUDBURY 2
The Soo Greyhounds climbed out to a 4-0 lead on their northern rivals from Sudbury, eventually skating to a 7-2 road win. The Hounds went 2-for-11 on the power play, holding the Wolves to 0-for-6 as third-year forward Joe Carroll scored twice. Tye Kartye picked up a goal and an assist while Brett Jacklin had a pair of helpers. The Greyhounds outshot the Wolves 33-27 as Christian Propp made 25 saves for the win.