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Sting and Storm stage late comebacks

Sarnia Sting, Windsor Spitfires, 2018 OHL Playoffs

Sarnia 5 – Windsor 3 (SAR leads 2-1)

The Sting scored three times in the final four minutes to come from behind and beat the Spitfires Tuesday night.

Hugo Leufvenius and Jordan Ernst scored 1:27 apart late in the third period to give Sarnia the lead before Sean Josling (1g 2a) gave them a two goal cushion. Theo Calvas and Drake Rymsha also scored for Sarnia. Franco Sproviero also had a pair of assists.

For Windsor, Daniel D’Amizo and Connor Corcoran scored their first goals of the playoffs, while Cole Purboo scored his 4th of the series. Curtis Douglas finished with two assists.

Michael DiPietro made 34 saves, Justin Fazio only needed to make 14.

Game four is in Windsor Thusday night.

Guelph 7 – Kitchener 5 (KIT leads 2-1)

Three late goals in just over a minute helped Guelph pick up their first win of the series.

Alexey Toropchenko scored with 2:09 remaining in the third period, then Zach Poirier (1g 1a) scored 24 seconds later. Cedric Ralph (1g 1a) scored an empty netter int he final minute to seal the deal.

Isaac Ratcliffe (3a), Ryan Merkley (2a), Nate Schnarr (1g 1a) and Mason Primeau (2a) had multi-point nights. Garrett McFadden, Liam Hawel and Barrett Kirwin also scored for the Storm.

Kitcher got a pair of goals from Kole Sherwood, while Givani Smith, Logan Stanley and Riley Damiani added singles.

Game four is Wednesday night in Guelph.

Hamilton 8 – Ottawa 1 (HAM lead 2-1)

The Bulldogs responded from a game two loss with a very convincing win in game three.

Will Bitten (1g 3a), Brandon Saigeon (2g), MacKenzie Entwistle (2a), Ryan Moore (1g 1a), Matthew Strome (2a) and Riley Stillman (1g 1a) enjoyed multi-point nights in the victory. Athur Kaliyev, Isaac Nurse and Nicholas Caamano also scored for the Bulldogs.

Mitchell Hoelscher scored the lone goal for the 67’s.

Game four of the series goes Wednesday night in Ottawa.

Kingston 4 – North Bay 1 (KGN leads 2-1)

Jason Robertson (2g 1a) and Gabriel Vilardi (2g 1a) led the way for the Fronts’, helping them to a 4-1 win over North Bay in Sudbury Tuesday night.

That wasn’t a typo, the game was played at the Sudbury Community Arena, the home of the Wolves, because the ice isn’t quite ready at the North Bay Memorial Gardens following the world women’s curling championship last week.

Jake Henderson scored the lone Battalion goal.

Jeremy Helvig made 31 saves in the Kingston net.

Game four is thursday night in North Bay.

Mississauga 2 – Barrie 1 (MISS leads 2-1)

Owen Tippett’s third period goal was the difference as the Steelheads take a 2-1 series lead over the Colts.

Captain Michael McLeod scored the other Mississauga goal, while Dmitry Sokolov found the back of the net for Barrie.

Leo Lazarev was the busier of the two goals, stopped 32 shots. Jacob Ingham made 24 saves at the other end.

Game four is Thursday night in Mississauga.

Oshawa 6 – Niagara 2 (NIA leads 2-1)

The Generals avoided a 3-0 series deficit with a win on home ice Tuesday night.

Kyle MacLean and Alex Di Carlo both scored twice for Oshawa. Danil Antropov and Renars Krastenbergs also scored, and captain Sam Studnicka had a pair of assists. 

Akil Thomas and Danial Singer scored for Niagara.

Kyle Keyser made 39 saves to pick up the win.

Game four is Thursday night in Oshawa.

Sarnia Sting (Metcalfe Photography)
Will Bitten (
Aaron Bell/OHL Images)
Gabriel Vilardi (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)
Alex Di Carlo (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

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