Week That Was

Dellandrea is dialed in and Kitchener keeps winning

Jonathan Yantsis scored a powerplay goal to give Kitchener a third period lead. (Tim Jarrold Photography)


Here’s what you might have missed from last week (Wed, Dec. 4 – Sun, Dec 8)

Wednesday, December 4th

  • Pavel Gogolev scored the shootout winner as Guelph got by Saginaw 3-2, Nico Daws made 38 saves in the victory.
  • In his first game back with the Attack, newly acquired Matthew Struthers (1g 2a) scored the OT winner in Owen Sound’s 6-5 win over Niagara. Barret Kirwin and Ethan Burroughs both scored twice in the win, Kevan Sopa (2g 2a) had a big night for the IceDogs.

Thursday, December 5th

  • Ty Dellandrea scored a hat trick in Flint’s 5-2 win over Barrie. Cody Morgan (1g 3a) also enjoyed a big night for the Firebirds.
  • Francesco Pinelli scored the game winner with less than five minutes left in the third. Greg Meirelex (3a) and Liam Hawel (1g 2a) also had big nights.
  • Playing his first game in a month, Nick Robertson scored his 20th of the season the help the Petes beat London 3-2. Antonio Stranges scored both goals for the Knights.
  • Robert Calisti scored twice in Sault Ste. Marie’s 5-1 win over Niagara. Jaromir Putlik (1g 2a) has a three-point game. The IceDogs’ only managed 16 shots on goal.
  • Shane Wright (1g 2a) had a big night, kelping Kingston pick up the 5-4 SO win over Oshawa, depsite the Gens outshooting the Fronts 44-25.

Friday, December 6th

  • Bailey Brkin made 28 saves as Sault Ste. Marie edged Erie 2-1
  • A hat trick from Dawson Baker helped Kingston roll over Peterborough 7-2.
  • Avery Hayes and Jan Jenik each scored twice as Hamilton beat Mississauga 6-4. Thomas Harley scored his 12th of the season for the Steelheads.
  • Saginaw scored eight straight goals in the second and third period en route to a 11-8 win over Sarnia.
  • Cedrick Andree made 32 saves as Ottawa shutout Gatineau 4-0. Joseph Garreffa scored twice in the win.
  • Sudbury scored four first period goals and added a pair late in the third period in a 8-5 win over Flint. Quinton Byfield (1g 4a) led the way in the victory.
  • Nico Daws turned aside all 39 shots he faces as Guelph blanked Barrie 4-0. Cam Hillis scored twice in the win, and Pavel Gogolev (1g 2a) has three points.
  • Kitchener scored three straight to open the game, before Oshawa responded with three of their own before the end of the first. Michael Vukojevic had four assists in Kitchener 6-4 win.

Saturday, December 7th

  • Kai Edmonds stopped all 20 shots he faced as Mississauga blanked Hamilton 3-0, Richard Whittaker scored twice for Missy.
  • A last minute powerplay goal from Akil Thomas helped Niagara beat Sarnia 6-5. Oliver Castleman (2g), Ivan Lodnia (2g 1a) and Kevin Sopa (2a) had big nights for the ‘dogs.
  • Kari Piiroinen made 23 saves as Windsor blanked Saginaw 3-0.
  • Shane Wright opened the scoring before Peterborough rattled off three straight goals en route to a 3-1 win over Kingston.
  • Jacob Ingham made 51 saves, and stopped all three shots he faced in a shootout, to backstop Kitchener to a 2-3 SO win over Owen Sound.

Sunday, December 8th

  • Ryan Roth scored twice and Jamieson Rees (1g 2a) has a multi-point effort as Sarnia doubled up Erie 6-3.
  • Alec Regula scored his 8th power play goal of the season in London’s 3-1 win over Guelph. Connor McMichael had a pair of assists to add to his league leading point total.
  • Saul Ste. Marie scored five period goals as they beat Mississauga 6-3. Rory Kerins scored twice for the ‘Hounds.
  • Another big night for Ty Dellandrea (2g 2a) as Flint wrapped up the weekend road trip with a 5-3 win in North Bay. Brandon Coe scored twice for the Battalion.
  • David Levin scored twice in Sudbury’s 5-3 win over Barrie, Tyler Tucker also scored a pair for the Colts
  • Ottawa scored four third period goals to beat Gatineau 5-1, recording their second straight win over the QMJHL club.


Ty Dellandrea (Flint Firebirds) – 3GP 6g 5a 11pts

Ty Dellandrea of the Flint Firebirds. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

A big weekend from Sean Josling not only helped his team record their first three wins of the season, but it also propelled the overage forward into the league’s top ten in scoring. Going into the weekend with two goals and nine points in eight games, Josling torched the competition with 6 goals and 11 points in the three game weekend. That helped the sting pick up road wins over Barrie and Oshawa, and round out the weekend with a home win over Kingston. The Sting were also the first team to beat the Generals this season, and Josling led the way in that one with a hat trick and a pair of assists.

Best of The Rest

  • Shane Wright (Kingston Frontenacs) – 3GP 3g 2a 5pts
  • Jacob Perreault (Sarnia Sting) – 3GP 2g 4a 6pts
  • Ryan McGregor (Sarnia Sting) – 3GP 0g 6a 6pts
  • Matthew Struthers (Owen Sound Attack) – 3GP 2g 4a 6pts
  • Brady Lyle (Owen Sound Attack) – 3GP 2g 3a 5pts
  • Cedrick Andree (Ottawa 67’s) – 2-0-0-0  0.5 GAA and .981 save percentage


Hosts Jake Jeffrey and Mike Stubbs are taking a closer look at the group of OHLers heading to Hockey Canada’s world junior selection camp.

Nico Daws (Guelph Storm), Hunter Jones (Peterborough Petes), Kevin Bahl (Ottawa 67’s), Jamie Drysdale (Erie Otters), Thomas Harley (Mississauga Steelheads), Quinton Byfield (Sudbury Wolves), Ty Dellandrea (Flint Firebirds), Adian Dudas (Owen Sound Attack), Liam Foudy (London Knights), Connor McMichael (London Knights), Cole Perfetti (Saginaw Spirit) and Akil Thomas (Niagara IceDogs) were invited to the camp.

The guys are joined by Around the OHL regular Victor Findlay, who helps break down the players selected, who has a shot at making this team and how some of the players might fit into Hockey Canada’s plans.

Also, of the dozen OHLers heading to camp with Team Canada, eight of them have been guests on Around the OHL this season.



Liam Hawel loses the puck on a breakaway as he tries to put one past Kari Piiroinen (Tim Jarrold Photography)

Saginaw vs Guelph from December 4th

Windsor vs Kitchener from December 5th

Sarnia vs Saginaw from December 6th


Owen Sound/North Bay

Attack acquire:
– Matthew Struthers

Battalion acquire:
– 2nd round pick in 2022 (OS)
– 3rd round pick in 2023 (OS)
– 6th round pick in 2024 (OS)

North Bay/Peterborough

Battallion acquire:
-Chad Denault

Petes acquire:
– 15th round pick in 2024 (NB) *conditional


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