Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation
News Centre

News Centre


Thursday, January 3, 2019

Hat Trick Hancock Lead Attack

Owen Sound | by Fred Wallace  

Post Game Comments from Attack Forward Kevin Hancock & Coach Al Letang

courtesy Attack Hockey 


Ontario Hockey League

Owen Sound Attack 3 Guelph Storm 2
Saginaw Spirit 9 Flint Firebirds 1
Hamilton Bulldogs 7 Kingston Frontenacs 1

 


Attack 3 Storm 2

Attack overage Kevin Hancock scored all 3 goals as Owen Sound snapped a 3 game losing streak and in the process, also snapped Guelph's 5 game win streak.

For Hancock, the hat trick is the 3rd of his OHL career and the 2nd time he's posted a 3 goal game against Guelph ( Dec 9/16 ).

The 3 goal game also came with Ottawa 67's General Manager James Boyd in attendance. The 67's are utilizing just one overage player ( Tye Felhaber ) and there have been suggestions that link Owen Sound and Ottawa as trade partners dating back to mid-November.

Mack Guzda got the win in net for Owen Sound stopping 31 shots and being aided greatly by the Attack penalty kill unit who stymied 5 Guelph power plays, several of which overlapped and created 2 man advantages.

Isaac Ratcliffe & Alexey Toropchenko scored for Guelph.

The Ratcliffe goal came on a 2 man advantage late in the 2nd period.

Toropchenko scored with just over 2 minutes to play and the Storm net empty.

Guelph started the game with 17 skaters, one under the limit, and lost forward Pavel Gogolev in the first period as he crashed heavily into the boards and was taken to hospital for treatment

The Storm were already missing overage defender Jack Hanley along with forward Cam Hillis due to injury and both Hanley & Hillis are projected to be long term absentees

With the results of Wednesday's games, the Saginaw Spirit, who blasted Flint 9-1, take sole possession of 3rd place in the Western Conference with 48 points. Saginaw is also just 1 point back of Sault Ste Marie for the West Division lead and the # 2 seed.

The Storm remain 4th in the Western Conference at 45 points. 2 more than Owen Sound.

The Attack will play another divisional game on Friday night when they travel to Kitchener to face the Rangers ( 7 pm for Terry's Trailer Service-Kia of Owen Sound Bearadio on 560 CFOS ).

The Storm will host Windsor on Friday night in Guelph.



1st Period
No Scoring.

Penalties-Ratcliffe Gue (high sticking), 9:20; Pearson Os (boarding), 11:40; Durzi Os (tripping), 14:19.

2nd Period
1, Owen Sound, Hancock 29 (Roberts), 1:51. 
2, Owen Sound, Hancock 30 (Sushko), 16:43. 
3, Guelph, Ratcliffe 21 (Hawel, Commisso), 19:00 (PP). 

Penalties-Collins Gue (tripping), 1:54; Durzi Os (holding), 16:54; Robertson Os (cross checking), 17:13; served by Caruk Os (too many men), 18:53.

3rd Period
4, Owen Sound, Hancock 31 (Durzi, Lyle), 10:07 (PP). 
5, Guelph, Toropchenko 10 (Lalonde, Schnarr), 17:38. 

Penalties-Robertson Os (interference), 2:27; Schnarr Gue (cross checking), 10:00; Poirier Gue (high sticking), 12:55.


Shots on Goal
Guelph 10-10-13-33
Owen Sound 8-16-15-39

Goalies
Guelph, Daws 3-5-0-2 (39 shots-36 saves)
Owen Sound, Guzda 11-9-1-1 (33 shots-31 saves).

Power Play Opportunities
Guelph 1 / 6; 
Owen Sound 1 / 4.

Attendance 3,100

Referees-Ben Moser (18), Dan Kelly (51).
Linesmen-Kevin McArthur (47), Kevin Hastings (61).




WESTERN CONFERENCE

London Knights      34 25 5 3 1 54
Sault Greyhounds 36 22 9 4 1 49
Saginaw Spirit        37 22 11 2 2 48
Guelph Storm         36 19 10 3 4 45
Owen Sound Attack 37 20 14 1 2 43
Sarnia Sting             38 18 16 2 2 40
Kitchener Rangers  36 16 17 3 0 35
Windsor Spitfires     37 15 19 2 1 33
Erie Otters                36 14 20 1 1 30
Flint Firebirds           39 5 32 2 0 12


EASTERN CONFERENCE

Ottawa 67's                   38 27 7 3 1 58
Niagara IceDogs          35 22 8 5 0 49
Oshawa Generals        37 22 13 2 0 46
Sudbury Wolves           35 21 12 1 1 44
Peterborough Petes    36 20 16 0 0 40
Miss Steelheads          36 17 15 3 1 38
North Bay Battalion     37 17 18 1 1 36
Hamilton Bulldogs       38 17 18 3 0 37
Barrie Colts                  36 16 19 1 0 33
Kingston Frontenacs  38 11 26 1 0 23
 

share this story



Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation
© 2020 Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation

Web Site by Websmart Inc