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OHL Roundup: Connor Brown scores twice to lead Erie over London 7-2

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ERIE, Pa. - Connor Brown scored two goals and Connor McDavid had five assists to lead the Erie Otters over the London Knights 7-2 in Ontario Hockey League action on Saturday.

Adam Pelech had a goal and two assists for Erie (41-10-2), while Andre Burakovsky, Joel Wigle, Dane Fox, and Curtis Michael rounded out the Otters' offence. Devin Williams made 23 saves.

Alex Basso scored and Brady Austin added a power-play goal for London (35-12-5).

Jake Patterson started in net for the Knights, but was replaced after giving up six goals on 18 shots through 30:16. Justin Tugwell made 12 saves on 18 shots in relief.

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WOLVES 7 ICE DOGS 1

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Nicholas Baptiste scored twice and added an assist as the Wolves toppled Niagara.

Connor Crisp scored once and assisted on two more, Matthew Campagna had a goal and an assist, and Dominik Kahun, Matt Schmalz, and Nathan Pancel added single goals for Sudbury (28-16-8), which was 2 for 5 on the power play.

Jordan Maletta tapped in a power-play goal, giving Niagara (18-28-7) a short-lived 1-0 lead at 11:44 of the first period.

Sudbury's Troy Timpano stopped 25 shots for the victory, while Brent Moran made 28 saves for Niagara.

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BULLS 4 STING 3

BELLEVILLE, Ont. — Jordan Subban scored his 11th goal of the season with 32 seconds left to lift the Bulls over the Sting.

Stephen Harper had a goal and two assists, Cameron Brace had a goal and one assist, and Chad Heffernan also scored for Belleville (15-33-4), which had a 3-0 lead before Sarnia stormed back to tie the game.

Noah Bushnell, Nickolas Latta, and David Nikandrov scored for the Sting (16-31-6), who was outshot 41-26.

Charlie Graham stopped 23 shots for Belleville, while Sarnia's Taylor Dupuis made 37 saves in the losing effort.

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WHALERS 5 BATTALION 1

PLYMOUTH, Mich. — Alex Nedeljkovic made 52 saves and the Whalers downed North Bay on goals from five different skaters.

Matt Mistele scored a goal and assisted on two more, Connor Chatham had a goal and one assist, and Carter Sandlak, Yannick Rathgeb and Gianluca Curcuruto also scored for Plymouth (20-27-5). Francesco Vilardi chipped in with three assists.

Ben Thomson was the lone goal scorer for North Bay (28-19-6), who outshot their opponents 53-31.

Jake Smith started in net for the Battalion but was replaced after giving up five goals on 28 shots through 50:26. Brendan O'Neill stopped all three shots he faced in relief.

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GREYHOUNDS 6 SPIRIT 5

SAGINAW, Mich. — Tyler Gaudet scored two goals as Sault Ste. Marie snapped it's three-game slide with a win over the Spirit.

Jared McCann and Alex Gudbranson had a goal and an assist apiece for the West division-leading Greyhounds (36-14-5), and Tyler Ganly and Trent Mallette also scored. Sergey Tolchinsky and Jean Dupuy chipped in with three assists each, as Sault Ste. Marie outshot the Spirit 41-24.

Luke Cairns scored twice and Nick Moutrey also scored for Saginaw (25-24-5). Dylan Sadowy and Eric Locke both chipped in with short-handed goals, with Locke also picking up two assists on the night.

Matt Murray made 19 saves in the Greyhounds' win. Saginaw's Jake Paterson stopped 35 shots in the losing effort.

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COLTS 7 67's 3

BARRIE, Ont. — Mackenzie Blackwood made 28 saves and seven Colts skaters scored single goals to lift Barrie over Ottawa.

Tyson Fawcett scored once and assisted on two more for Barrie (26-22-3) as Brendan Lemieux, Andreas Athanasiou, Aaron Ekblad, Garrett Hooey, and Andrew Mangiapane had a goal and an assist apiece. Justin Scott added a single goal.

Erick Bradford had two goals for Ottawa (18-30-4), while Travis Konecny had a goal and an assist.

Liam Herbst made 37 saves for the 67's, who were outshot 44-31.

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RANGERS 2 ATTACK 1 (SO)

OWEN SOUND, Ont. — Justin Bailey scored in a shootout as the Rangers edged the Attack.

Ryan MacInnis scored a power-play goal in regulation time for Kitchener (18-32-2).

Kyle Hope was the lone goal scorer for Owen Sound (23-22-7), who lost for the seventh time in the last 10 games.

Jordan DeKort made 31 saves through overtime and three more in the shootout for Kitchener, while Owen Sound's Brandon Hope was saddled with the loss.

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