Abakar Kazbekov broke a 3-3 tie with lower than 5 minutes remaining within the third interval because the London Knights defeated the Assault 4-3 in Owen Sound on Saturday evening.
After a loss in London lower than 24 hours earlier, the Assault got here out flying and struck 28 seconds into the sport on a shot by Ethan Burroughs that knuckled beneath Brett Brochu.
Luke Evangelista stopped the Owen Sound wave with a objective at 3:53 of interval one. Knights defenceman Jackson Edward received the puck to the Assault internet and Evangelista discovered a method to knock it behind massive Mack Guzda to make it 1-1.
After not main in any respect within the first sport between the groups, London went forward on a monumental second for Stuart Rolofs as he scored his first Ontario Hockey League objective. Sean McGurn’s shot was stopped, however Rolofs went to work along with the online for the final word Thanksgiving weekend objective as Rolofs stored stuffing till the puck crossed the objective line.
An influence play objective by Denis Goure at 1:58 of the second interval tied the sport for a second time earlier than Evangelista’s second restored the London lead at 3-2.
As soon as once more the Assault fought again as Logan LeSage discovered Thomas Chafe for his first OHL objective with lower than seven minutes remaining within the second interval to ship issues to the ultimate interval tied 3-3.
The groups went backwards and forwards within the closing interval till Connor Federkow despatched a move to Kazbekov on the suitable facet of the ice and he used a fast launch to beat Guzda for the game-winner.
London outshot Owen Sound 43-32.
Brett Brochu has now gained 24 of his previous 25 begins.
The Kingston Frontenacs are pre-season favourites to win the OHL
100 per cent capability
Following the October 8 announcement from the Ontario authorities relating to capability limits inside sure venues, the Ontario Hockey League has determined to permit full capability for all of its Ontario-based services.
That can imply single-game tickets shall be out there to followers forward of the London Knights’ subsequent dwelling sport on Oct. 15 in opposition to Windsor. The Knights have acknowledged that they are going to have info on single-game ticket gross sales subsequent week.
Knights season ticket holders will obtain info from the crew on Wednesday.
Following in dad’s footsteps
Jon Sim wore some fairly massive sneakers when he performed within the Ontario Hockey League within the mid-90s.
Sim put up back-to-back 50-goal seasons and nonetheless ranks 103rd all-time in league scoring with 311 factors in simply 211 video games. He additionally had 353 PIM.
London ahead Landon Sim took only a interval and a bit to attain his first OHL objective and now sits simply 310 factors again of his father with a profession in entrance of him. Sim grew up in Nova Scotia and was a third-round choose of the Knights in 2020. Knights common supervisor Mark Hunter coached Jon in Sarnia.
There’s nothing like assembly up with previous mates at Thanksgiving. The Knights will spend Thanksgiving Monday with their previous rivals, the Windsor Spitfires. The sport in Windsor would be the first of eight matchups between the groups this yr. The Spitfires are 1-1 to date on the season after dropping 6-3 at dwelling to Sarnia on October 7 and knocking off the Sting 3-2 in time beyond regulation on October 8.
The pre-game present will begin at 1:30 p.m. with play-by-play at 2 p.m. on 980 CFPL, www.980cfpl.ca and on the Radioplayer Canada app.
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