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WTW: Three-win weekends for Ottawa, London, Niagara and Sudbury

Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

Ottawa, London, Niagara, and Sudbury all enjoyed three-win weekends, while Sault Ste. Marie extended their hot streak with a pair of victories.

On the flip side, Oshawa, Peterborough, Windsor, and Kingston went winless. It was a particularly tough weekend for the Fronts, who scored just once in three games.

Here are some of the highlights from the week that was in the OHL:

Thursday, January 24th

  • Will Cuyllee scored two goals in 14 seconds in Windsor 7-4 loss to London
  • Ukko-Pekka Luukonen makes 19 saves to record his 5th shutout of the season. Just the second time he’s faced less than 20 shots this year, both those were shutouts
  • Niagara’s Jason Robertson recorded his third four-assist game of the season, the second time he’s done so in his last four games
  • Joseph Raaymakers records his 100th OHL victory in London’s 7-4 win in Windsor

Friday, January 25th

  • Emmanuel Vella makes 51 saves in Flint’s 7-2 win over Kitchener, just their second road win of the season
  • Kyle Maksimovich had a hat trick in Ottawa’s 9-6 win over Oshawa
  • Thomas Harley capped off a three-point night with the OT winner as Mississauga got by Barrie 4-3
  • Adem Timleck had a hat trick in a losing effort, as Sudbury beat Peterborough 7-4

Saturday, January 26th

  • Tye Felhaber scores his 50th goal of the season, in just his 47th game
  • Cedric Andree made 38 saves to record his third shutout of the season as Ottawa beat Oshawa 4-0
  • 35 save shutout for Barrie’s Jet Greaves, the second of his career, in a 4-0 win over Kingston
  • Only three Greyhounds failed to pick up a point in Sault Ste. Marie’s 8-2 win over Peterborough

Sunday, January 27th

  • Ryan McGregor and Brayden Guy both scored twice in Sarnia’s 8-4 win over Hamilton, Arthur Kaliyev scored a pair in the loss
  • Kingston gets shutout for the second straight game, scoring just once in three weekend games
  • Ottawa’s Kyle Maksimovich played in his 300th career OHL game.
  • In Kitchener’s 4-3 win over Sault Ste. Marie, Head Coach Jay McKee recorded his 100th career victory

Player of the Week

Liam Foudy (London Knights) – 3GP 4g 4a 8pts +8

Liam Foudy of the London Knights. Photo by Luke Durda/OHL Images

The London Knights won all three of their games on the weekend, due in large part to the play of Liam Foudy.

The Columbus Blue Jackets prospect scored four goals and added four assists, finishing the weekend with a plus-8 rating. Foudy has now scored in nine straight games for London, with 10 goals and 18 points during that stretch.

It’s the second longest goal scoring streak of Foudy’s OHL career, after scoring in seven straight last February.

A first round pick (18th overall) by Columbus in the 2018 NHL draft, Foudy now has 25 goals and 49 points in 40 games this season.

Best of the Rest

  • Kyle Maksimovich (Ottawa 67’s) – 3GP  3g 4a 7pts +5
  • Jack Studnicka (Niagara IceDogs) – 3GP  2g 5a 7pts +3
  • Thomas Harley (Mississauga Steelheads) – 3GP 2g 4a 6pts +3
  • Adam Ruzicka (Sudbury Wovles) – 3GP 3g 2a 5pts +2

Who’s Hot

  • Ottawa – A three win weekend for the 67’s, including a pair of victories over Oshawa who were riding a five game wining streak.
  • Niagara – The IceDogs have won six straight, including three straight road wins on the weekend. That helps pad their lead atop the Central Division standings.

Who’s Not

  • Kingston – Not only did Kingston lose all three of their games, but they managed to score just a single goal. That’s been a trend as of late, the Frontenacs have just five goals in their last seven games.
  • Windsor – A winless weekend in Windsor saw the Spitfires extend their losing streak to five games, sitting in the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

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