OHL roundup: Christopoulos scores 3 as Spitfires burn Knights 6-3
LONDON, Ont. — Alex Christopoulos scored three goals and added an assist as the visiting Windsor Spitfires defeated the London Knights 6-3 in Ontario Hockey League action on Friday.
Shane Wright, Noah Morneau and Matthew Maggio also scored for the Western Conference-leading Spitfires (44-17-4-2), who were outshot 40-28 but received superb goaltending from Joey Costanzo.
George Diaco scored twice for the Knights (43-21-2-0), while Easton Cowan netted a single.
The Spitfires led 2-0 after the first period and took a 4-2 lead into the third.
Elsewhere in the OHL:
WOLVES 4 BULLDOGS 3 (OT)
SUDBURY, Ont. — David Goyette scored at 1:28 of overtime period as the Sudbury Wolves edged the visiting Hamilton Bulldogs 4-3.
Evan Konyen, Nolan Collins and Kocha Delic also scored for the Wolves (30-28-6-3), who outshot the Bulldogs 32-22.
Sahil Panwar scored twice and added an assist for the Bulldogs (33-30-5-0), while Nick Lardis netted a single.
The Bulldogs led 1-0 after the first period but trailed 3-1 heading into the third.
STORM 3 OTTERS 0
GUELPH, Ont. — Brayden Gillespie made 14 saves and earned the shutout as the Guelph Storm defeated the visiting Erie Otters 3-0.
Braeden Bowman had a goal and two assists for the Storm (34-28-4-1), while Max Namestnikov and Zackary Sandhu netted singles. Matthew Poitras chipped in with three assists.
Netminder Jacob Gibbons stopped 21 of 24 shots for the Otters (20-40-2-5).
COLTS 5 FRONTENACS 2
KINGSTON, Ont. — Evan Vierling scored a goal and added two assists as the visiting Barrie Colts tipped the Kingston Frontenacs 5-2.
Roenick Jodoin, Kashawn Aitcheson, Ethan Cardwell and Jacob Frasca also scored for the Colts (42-16-6-3).
Maddox Callens and Linus Hemstrom scored for the Frontenacs (26-38-1-2).
STING 4 ATTACK 1
SARNIA, Ont. — Easton Wainwright scored a goal and added an assist as the Sarnia Sting defeated the visiting Owen Sound Attack 4-1.
Ty Voit, Marcus Limpar-Lantz and Luca Del Bel Belluz also scored for the Sting (40-17-5-4).
James Petrovski scored for the Attack (31-28-6-1).
GREYHOUNDS 7 SPIRIT 3
SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. — Kalvyn Watson scored twice as the Soo Greyhounds downed the visiting Saginaw Spirit 7-3.
Bryce McConnell-Barker, Matthew Virgilio, Marco Mignosa, Julian Fantino and Christopher Brown also scored for the Greyhounds (20-32-9-6).
Lincoln Moore scored twice for the Spirit (36-25-3-2), while Calem Mangone netted a single.
67'S 4 PETES 2
OTTAWA, Ont. — Logan Morrison scored a goal and added an assist as the Ottawa 67's defeated the visiting Peterborough Petes 4-2.
Vinzenz Rohrer, Will Gerrior and Jack Beck also scored for the Eastern Conference-leading 67's (50-12-3-2).
Connor Lockhart and Quinton Page scored for the Petes (34-29-2-2).
GENERALS 3 STEELHEADS 2
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Ryan Gagnier scored the game-winning goal at 7:54 of the third period as the visiting Oshawa Generals edged the Mississauga Steelheads 3-2.
Cameron Butler scored twice for the Generals (26-35-1-5), while netminder Jacob Oster kicked out 33 of 35 shots.
Zander Veccia and Angus MacDonell scored for the Steelheads (31-29-6-0).
FIREBIRDS 6 RANGERS 5 (OT)
KITCHENER, Ont. — Gavin Hayes scored at 1:05 of overtime as the visiting Flint Firebirds edged the Kitchener Rangers 6-5.
Amadeus Lombardi and Riley Piercey scored twice for the Firebirds (35-27-4-1), while Ethan Hay and Gavin Hayes netted singles.
Danny Zhilkin, Carson Rehkopf, Francesco Arcuri, Adrian Misaljevic and Cameron Mercer all scored for the Rangers (33-28-6-0).
* This roundup was generated automatically with a CP-developed application.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 24, 2023.
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