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WTW: Surging Sudbury, Gens stay perfect, and OHL grads take the next step

Here’s what you might have missed from last week (Thurs, Oct 3 – Sun, Oct 6)

Thursday, October 3rd

  • Ethan Cardwell (2g 1a) and Damien Giroux (1g 2a) had three point efforts in Saginaw’s 5-4 win over Niagara.
  • Three third period goals from Peterborough helped them defeat North Bay 5-2. Mason McTavish scored a pair for the Petes.
  • Windsor scored twice to tie the game but Ottawa skated away with the 5-4.

Friday, October 4th

  • Maxim Golod scored twice in Erie’s 4-2 loss to Saginaw.
  • A four goal second period helped Mississauga roll over Hamilton 6-2.
  • Barrie comes from behind to beat Sarnia 6-4, keeping the Sting winless on the season. Mayej Pekar and Nathan Allensen both scored a pair in the win.
  • Niagara scored five first period goals as they doubled up Kingston 8-4. Philip Tomasino and Kyen Sopa both scored hat tricks for the IceDogs.
  • First career OHL hat trick for Chase Stillman in Sudbury’s 9-6 win over Peterborough. Liam Kirk and Nick Robertson each scored a pair in the loss.
  • Anthony Popovich picked up the win against his former team as Flint beat Guelph 4-3 in OT. Riley McCourt scored the game winner for the Firebirds.
  • London Knights rookie goalie Brett Brochu turned aside all 18 shots he faced to record his first OHL shutout in a 3-0 win over Ottawa.
  • Greg Meireles (1g 2a) returned to Kitchener’s line up, helping them to a 6-4 win over Owen Sound.
  • A hat trick from Nico Gross helped the Oshawa Generals stay perfect, beating North Bay 5-1

Saturday, October 5th

  • Rookie goalie Aidan Campbell improved to 3-0 as made 29 saves in Erie’s 4-1 win over Kingston.
  • Multi point nights from William Ennis (1g 1a), Brett Neumann (2a), Serron Noel (1g 2a), Allan McShane (3a), and Ty Tullio (2g) helped Oshawa get by Hamilton 6-3.
  • Daniel D’Amico scored in regulation and added a shootout tally in Windsor’s 3-2 win over Barrie.
  • Sudbury’s four first period goals was all the offence they needed in a 4-3 win over Sault Ste. Marie. David Levin has a goal and two assists in the win.
  • Three point efforts from Adam McMaster (1g 2a) and Aidan Dudas (1g 2a) helped Owen Sound defeat Flint 7-3.

Sunday, October 6th

  • A 3-2 shootout win over Kingston helped snap Hamilton’s five game losing skid.
  • Despite scoring three first period goals in six minutes, Ottawa couldn’t hang onto the win in Kitchener. Jacob Ingham made 35 saves in the Rangers 4-3 win.
  • James Hardie’s second of the night was the game winner as Mississauga edged Windsor 4-3.
  • Nick Robertson’s (1g 1a) second period goal turned out to be the winner as Peterborough beat Sault Ste. Marie 4-3.
  • The Sting are still winless after Guelph picked up the 5-3 win.
  • On the flip side, Oshawa remains perfect after defeating Saginaw 4-3. Seeren Noel scored twice and Andrew MacLean made 35 stops in the win.


Several OHL grad crack NHL roasters – Fresh off an OHL Championship, Nick Suzuki is one of several recent OHL grads to earn a spot in the NHL to start the season.

Generals get more help and stay perfect – Oshawa improves to 7-0 with a pair of weekend wins, the last remaining team in the OHL without a loss. They topped the October 3rd edition of Around The OHL Power Rankings. Serron Noel also made his season debut after serving a suspension, he had three goals and five points in two games. Also back with the team is team captain Kyle MacLean.

Surging Sudbury – The Wolves are winners of five straight, and are led by Quinton Byfield. Sudbury also got some production from one of their rookies as Chase Stillman potted his first OHL hat trick.

Teams celebrate IIHF World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend – The Guelph Storm, Mississauga Steelheads and Hamilton Bulldogs each welcome members of Canada’s National Women’s Hockey Team to their facilities in celebration of IIHF World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend. The Storm had defenceman Renata Fast in to conduct the ceremonial faceoff on Friday while the Hamilton Bulldogs welcomed locally-based National Team members Sarah Nurse and Laura Fortino to their games on Saturday and Sunday. Former Olympic gold and silver medalist Natalie Spooner celebrated the weekend with the Mississauga Steelheads on Sunday.

Player of the Week

Philip Tomasino of the Niagara IceDogs. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

Philip Tomasino (Niagara IceDogs) – 2GP  3g 4a  7pts  

The Nashville Predators prospect on had a single point in Niagara’s 5-4 loss to Saginaw but he more than made up for in with a hat trick, and six points, in an 8-4 win over Kingston.

Best of The Rest

  • David Levin (Sudbury Wolves) – 2GP 1g 6a
  • Nick Robertson (Peterborough Petes) – 3GP 4g 3a



Hosts Jake Jeffrey and Mike Stubbs are talking hot starts with Sault Ste. Marie Head Coach John Dean, and London Knights forward Connor McMichael.



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