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Knights Take Commanding Lead

Owen Sound | by Fred Wallace  

Apr 9/19 Bayshore Broadcasting Morning Sports

courtesy Ontario Hockey League 


Ontario Hockey League Playoffs

Western Conference Semifinal

London Knights 7 Guelph Storm 4

( The Knights lead the best of 7; 3-0 )


Knights captain Evan Bouchard had a standout goal, scoring twice and picking up 4 points as London quickly has grabbed a 3-0 series lead.

Former Attack forward Kevin Hancock, Adam Boqvist, Liam Foudy, William Lochead & Matvey Guskov also scored iin the victory.

The Knights will attempt to sweep the series when Guelph hosts Game 4 tomorrow night at the Sleeman Centre.

Dmitri Samorukov scored a pair of Storm goals while former Attack first rounders Markus Phillips and Nick Suzuki also scored in the loss.


1st Period
1, London, Boqvist 8 (Bouchard, Formenton), 5:02 (PP). 
2, Guelph, Samorukov 2 (Suzuki, Schnarr), 9:11 (PP). 
3, London, Foudy 4 (Keane, Coome), 9:33. 
4, London, Hancock 5 (Bouchard, Boqvist), 19:56 (PP). 

Penalties-Lalonde Gue (check from behind), 4:44; Formenton Ldn (slashing), 7:53; Durzi Gue (slashing), 7:53; Boqvist Ldn (slashing), 8:11; Ratcliffe Gue (roughing), 13:48; Foudy Ldn (tripping), 15:43; Commisso Gue (roughing), 19:03.

2nd Period
5, Guelph, Samorukov 3 (Durzi, Gogolev), 4:22. 
6, London, Lochead 3 (Tymkin, Formenton), 10:28. 
7, Guelph, Phillips 1 (Commisso, Toropchenko), 13:01. 
8, London, Bouchard 3 (Foudy, Keane), 13:38. 
9, London, Guskov 2 (Dunkley, McMichael), 17:25. 
10, Guelph, Suzuki 5 (Entwistle), 19:44. 

Penalties-Moskal Ldn (high sticking), 11:39; Ratcliffe Gue (high sticking), 12:36; Samorukov Gue (high sticking), 19:54.

3rd Period
11, London, Bouchard 4   8:11. 

Penalties-Ralph Gue (hooking), 12:43; Foudy Ldn (roughing), 16:10; Schnarr Gue (check to the head), 16:18.

Shots on Goal
London 11-8-3-22 
Guelph 14-9-10-33

London, Kooy (33 shots-29 saves)
Guelph, Popovich (22 shots-15 saves).

Power Play Opportunities
London 2 / 7
Guelph 1 / 4

Referees-Jason Faist (5), Jesse Wilmot (17).
Linesmen-Jean-Francois Menard (52), Brady Fagan (70)

Attendance = 4,002



Western Conference Semifinal

Saginaw Spirit at Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds
( Saginaw leads the best of 7; 2-0 )


Eastern Conference Semifinals

Ottawa 67's at Sudbury Wolves
( Ottawa leads the best of 7; 2-0 )

Niagara IceDogs at Oshawa Generals
( Niagara leads the best of 7; 2-0 )


The Ontario Hockey League announced that Dallas Stars prospect Tye Felhaber of the Ottawa 67’s is the OHL ‘On the Run’ Player of the Week for the playoff week scoring four goals with two assists for six points in two games while recording a plus-minus rating of plus-3.

Felhaber becomes the first 67’s player to be recognized this season after producing a pair of multi-point performances to help his club open their Eastern Conference Semi-Final series with two home wins against the Sudbury Wolves.  After scoring 59 times with three hat-tricks during the regular season, Felhaber broke out with his first three goals of the post-season in Friday’s series opener which earned him second star honours in the 8-5 victory.  He scored again in Game 2 on Sunday and added two assists in the 5-0 shutout victory giving him 10 points in six playoff games to date.  The series continues with Game 3 on Tuesday and Game 4 on Thursday night in Sudbury.

A 20-year-old from Pembroke, Ont., Felhaber has played five full seasons amassing 285 points in 311 career games since being chosen in the first round of the 2014 OHL Priority Selection by the Saginaw Spirit.  This season he finished tied for third in OHL scoring with 109 points in 68 games achieving personal bests in goals and assists helping the 67’s finish first overall while setting a new points record.  A finalist for the Red Tilson Trophy for Most Outstanding Player of the Year and the Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy for Overage Player of the Year, Felhaber signed a NHL entry-level contract with the Stars last month.

Also considered for the award this week was Florida Panthers prospect Owen Tippett of the Saginaw Spirit with three goals and three assists for six points in two games against the Soo Greyhounds, Minnesota Wild prospect Ivan Lodnia of the Niagara IceDogs who also had six points in two games scoring once with five assists against the Oshawa Generals, and Kevin Hancock of the London Knights who scored three goals and two assists for five points in two games against the Guelph Storm.  In goal, Arizona Coyotes prospect Ivan Prosvetov of the Spirit won twice while stopping 76 shots for a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .974.


2018-19 OHL ‘On the Run’ Players of the Week – Playoffs:

Apr. 1 – Apr. 7: Tye Felhaber (Ottawa 67’s)
Mar. 25 – Mar. 31: Stephen Dhillon (Niagara IceDogs)
Mar. 18 – Mar. 24: Evan Bouchard (London Knights)

2018-19 OHL ‘On the Run’ Players of the Week – Regular Season:

Mar. 11 – Mar. 17: Jason Robertson (Niagara IceDogs)
Mar. 4 – Mar. 10: Greg Meireles (Kitchener Rangers)
Feb. 25 – Mar. 3: Nate Schnarr (Guelph Storm)
Feb. 18 – Feb. 24: Stephen Dhillon (Niagara IceDogs)
Feb. 11 – Feb. 17: Nando Eggenberger (Oshawa Generals)
Feb. 4 – Feb. 10: Jacob Ingham (Mississauga Steelheads)
Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Riley Damiani (Kitchener Rangers)
Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Liam Foudy (London Knights)
Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Isaac Ratcliffe (Guelph Storm)
Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Arthur Kaliyev (Hamilton Bulldogs)
Dec. 24 – Dec. 30: Kyle Maksimovich (Erie Otters)
Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Andrew MacLean (Owen Sound Attack)
Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Brett Neumann (Kingston Frontenacs)
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Jason Robertson (Niagara IceDogs)
Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Morgan Frost (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Owen Tippett (Mississauga Steelheads)
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Jason Robertson (Kingston Frontenacs)
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Kevin Hancock (Owen Sound Attack)
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Stephen Dhillon (Niagara IceDogs)
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Justin Brazeau (North Bay Battalion)
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Damien Giroux (Saginaw Spirit)
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Sudbury Wolves)
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Lucas Chiodo (Barrie Colts)
Sept. 19 – Sept. 23: Akil Thomas (Niagara IceDogs)



PJHL Playoffs-Schmalz Cup Semifinal Tonight

Grimsby Peach Kings at Exeter Hawks
( Exeter leads the best of 7; 2-1 )

Tomorrow night, the Alliston Hornets host the Napanee Raiders

Napanee leads the best of 7; 3-0



Provincial Gymnastics Level 8 

at Amherstburg, 

Olivia Daniels of the Phoenix Gymnastics Club won the Provincial title on the Floor exercise. 

Olivia also earned the bronze medal on vault, 8th on beam and an impressive 4th All Around in level 8, age 16. 

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