Ontario Hockey League
Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 2 Saginaw Spirit 1 (OT)
Flint Firebirds 4 Windsor Spitfires 3 (SO)
Ottawa 67's 3 Peterborough Petes 2 (OT)
Niagara IceDogs 4 Mississauga Steelheads 2
North Bay Battalion 3 Hamilton Bulldogs 1
Greyhounds 2 Spirit 1 (OT)
Barrett Hayton scored the overtime winner in his return to the Greyhounds lineup.
Jaromir Pytlik also scored for Sault Ste Marie who were missing key forwards Morgan Frost & Keeghan Howdeshell.
Damien Giroux had the lone goal for the Spirit
Despite the loss, Saginaw earned a point, effectively clinching first place in the West Division and at least the # 2 seed in the Western Conference Playoffs.
The Greyhounds will finish 3rd in the Western Conference and meet the Owen Sound Attack for a third straight season in the playoffs.
Game 1 is set for Thursday at Sault Ste Marie
The first 2 Attack home games in the series will be March 25th & 27th
Firebirds 4 Spitfires 3 (SO)
Former Spitfire Cody Morgan scored in regulation time and again in the shootout for the Firebirds.
Evan Vierling & Dennis Busby also scored for Flint
Former Attack netminder Emanuel Vella made 40 saves + stopped all 3 Windsor shootout attempts
Curtis Douglas scored twice for the Spitfires while Windsor Captain Luke Boka had the other marker.
With the point for the shootout loss, Windsor pulled even with 7th place Sarnia in the Western Conference
67's 3 Petes 2 (OT)
Marco Rossi scored the overtime winner for the 67's
Ottawa defenders Kevin Bahl & Nikita Okhotyuk scored in regulation time.
Ryan Merkley and Chris Paquette scored for the Petes who have points in 4 straight games
IceDogs 4 Steelheads 2
Akil Thomas & Jason Robertson both scored twice for the IceDogs
Robertson had a 4 point game & climbed into the OHL scoring lead with 110 points
James Hardie and Richard Whittaker scored for Mississauga.
Battalion 3 Bulldogs 1
Justin Brazeau scored twice for the Battalion to give him 60 goals on the season.
Midland native Patrick Brown had the other goal for North Bay
Tim Fleischer had the goal for the Bulldogs
The Owen Sound Attack take on the Kitchener Rangers tonight in the opener of a home-and-home set to conclude the regular season.
You can hear the game from the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium live on 560 CFOS with Terry's Trailer Service-Kia of Owen Sound Bearadio
Bearadio is brought to you in part by Bear Wheel & Brake Service
Oshawa Generals at Kingston Frontenacs, 7 p.m.
North Bay Battalion at Mississauga Steelheads, 7 p.m.
Peterborough Petes at Ottawa 67's, 7 p.m.
Windsor Spitfires at Sarnia Sting 7:05 p.m.
Hamilton Bulldogs at Sudbury Wolves, 7:05 p.m.
London Knights at Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, 7:07 p.m.
Erie Otters at Guelph Storm, 7:30 p.m.
xLondon Knights 66 45 14 6 1 97
xSaginaw Spirit 66 45 15 3 3 96
xSault Greyhounds 66 42 16 7 1 92
xGuelph Storm 66 38 18 6 4 86
xKitchener Rangers 66 33 29 3 1 70
xOwen Sound Attack 66 30 30 4 2 66
Windsor Spitfires 67 25 33 5 4 59
Sarnia Sting 65 26 32 5 2 59
Erie Otters 66 26 36 3 1 56
Flint Firebirds 66 15 45 6 0 36
xOttawa 67'S 66 49 12 3 2 103
xNiagara IceDogs 66 42 17 7 0 91
xOshawa Generals 66 42 20 4 0 88
xSudbury Wolves 65 41 19 3 2 87
xMiss Steelheads 66 31 28 5 2 69
xPeterborough Petes 66 32 30 2 2 68
xNorth Bay Battalion 66 29 32 3 2 63
xHamilton Bulldogs 67 29 33 3 2 63
Barrie Colts 66 26 36 3 1 56
Kingston Frontenacs 66 14 50 1 1 30
Halton Hurricanes 5 vs. Brantford 99ers 0
Halton MVP Braedyn McIntosh (G) 28 SV, SO
Brantford MVP Cole Hipkin (D)
TPH Hockey 5 vs. North York Rangers 2
TPH Hockey MVP Ryan Humphry (F) 1G, 2A
North York MVP Patrick Saini (F) 2G
Mississauga Rebels 6 vs. Kitchener Jr. Rangers 1
Rebels MVP Jesse Fishman (F) 1G
Kitchener MVP Braeden Bowman (F) 1G
Team NOHA 4 vs. Toronto Red Wings 2
Team NOHA MVP Devon Savignac (F) 1G, 1A
Red Wings MVP Nolan Dann (F)
Quinte Red Devils 6 vs. Waterloo Wolves 3
Quinte MVP Daniel Michaud (F) 2G, 1A
Waterloo MVP Kyle Maloney (F) 1G, 2A
Thunder Bay Kings 4 vs. London Jr. Knights 3 – OT
Thunder Bay MVP Alex Pineau (D) 3G
London MVP Jordan D’Intino (F)
Detroit Little Caesars 9 vs. North Central Predators 0
Little Caesars MVP James Stefan (F) 2G, 1A
North Central MVP Connor Punnett (D)
Windsor Jr. Spitfires 5 vs. York-Simcoe Express 4 OT
Windsor MVP Alexander Cunningham (F) 2G
York-Simcoe MVP Braden Hache (D) 2G
Greater Metro Junior Hokey League Playoffs
Ville-Marie Pirates 4 Bradford Rattlers 1
Hugo Blum had a goal & an assist for the Pirates
The best of 7 North Final is tied 2-2
Game 5 is Saturday afternoon in Bradford
01:38 Ville-Marie Samuel Bégin (Hugo Blum)
05:34 Ville-Marie William Secours (Vincent Blanchette)
No goals scored.
08:41 Ville-Marie Hugo Blum (Cédrik Thérrien, Sony Boire)
17:11 Ville-Marie Nicolas Bellerose (Unassisted)
PJHL Pollock Division Final
Wingham Ironmen at Mount Forest Patriots
The best of 7 is tied 2-2
Game time is 8 pm in Mount Forest
Game 6 is Saturday night in Wingham
The winner of this series will advance to face the Alliston Hornets in the Ontario Quarterfinals
WOAA Senor Hockey Playoffs
" AA " Semifinals
Saugeen Shores Winterhawks at Clinton Radars
( The best of 7 is tied 2-2 )
Game time is 8:30 in Clinton
Game 6 is Saturday night at 7 at the Plex in Port Elgin
Durham Thundercats at Ripley Wolves
( The best of 7 is tied 2-2 )
Game time tonight in Ripley is 8:30 pm
Game 6 is Saturday night at 7 in Durham
" A " Final
Milverton Four Wheel Drives at Elora Rocks
( The best of 7 is tied 2-2 )
Canadian University Women's Hockey
on Prince Edward Island
Guelph Gryphons 3 Manitoba 2
Owen Sound native Ashlee Lawrence had an assist in the victory for Guelph
Canadian Nordic Championships
Thursday was the second day of ski racing at Nakkertok in Quebec. It was also the second day of the pursuit races. Athletes start times were based on their finish times from the day before. Georgian Bay Nordic athletes had some great times and positive experiences racing against the best skiers in Canada.
The junior girls raced a 7.5 km skate and with the total from the two days Colleen Beck placed 44th in a time of 0:42:38.9. Lila Yuhasz-Bell finished 67th in a time of 0:46:12.2.
The junior boys also raced a 7.5 km skate. From the total of the two days, Dylan Beck placed 70th in a time 0:53:13.0f , Wesley Schlenker placed 83rd in a time of 0:54:48.3 and Joel Zandvliet placed 88th in a time o0:55:53.3.
The senior men raced 15 km (2x7.5km) and Julian Smith, who skies for his home club GBN, but races with NTDC, placed 13th in a total time of 1:02:37.9 from the two days of racing.
Friday is a training day with all racers getting ready for the sprint races.
Senior race Saturday and juniors race Sunday.
Ontario Verve Grandmasters Curling
at the Thornhill Curling Club
The Blue Water rink skipped by Torben Hawksbridge defeated the Elmira Curling Club 7-2.
Blue Water will play Cumberland this afternoon
The Hawksbridge rink includes Lorne Johnson, Frank Lamont and Dennis Radbourne.