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Knights Win Shootout

Owen Sound | by Fred Wallace  

Owen Sound misery against London continues after losing 4-3 in a shootout.

The Owen Sound Attack lost in a shootout for the second straight night to an OHL Midwest division rival.

The London Knights beat the Attack 4-3 in a shootout on Saturday night at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre.

Julius Bergman and Mitchell Marner scored shootout goals for London who won their first game of the season.

Brett Welychka, Brandon Crawley and Christian Dvorak scored in regulation for London, who recovered after being shutout by Plymouth in their home and season opener on Friday night.

The London lineup is missing a number of key players including Bo Horvat, Max Domi and Nikita Zadorov who are away at NHL camps.

Holden Cook, Daniel Milne and Chris Bigras scored for the Attack -- who lost their second straight shootout contest to a divisional opponent -- Owen Sound lost 4-3 in a shootout Friday night in Kitchener.

The victory for London was their 8th straight head to head against Owen Sound

The last time Owen Sound beat the Knights was February 8, 2013, a 4-3 victory in London.

London's run of success against Owen Sound is now 18 wins in their last 19 outings against the Attack

Furthermore, in overtime and shootouts, the Knights have an astounding record of winning 16 of the last 17 games that went to extra time between these two teams, dating back to December 27, 2003

The lone victory for Owen Sound in that span was Game 1 of the 2011 Western Conference Quarterfinal when Garrett Wilson scored in overtime for the Attack to open the series.

The Attack will be at home next weekend, meeting a divisional rival for the fourth straight game, the Guelph Storm- on Saturday night.

The following afternoon, the Attack will entertain the Ottawa 67's


1. LDN B. Welychka, (1) (J. Bergman, M. Rupert), 3:11 (PP)   
1. OS H. Cook, (3) (D. Milne, J. Brack), 17:29    
2. OS D. Milne, (2) (K. Platzer), 8:38    
3. LDN B. Crawley, (1) (C. Yakimowicz, O. MacDonald), 2:35    
3. LDN C. Dvorak, (1) , 8:16    
3. OS C. Bigras, (1) (Z. Nastasiuk, P. Palmu), 11:30 (PP)   

No Scoring

Owen Sound Shootout
25    Petrus Palmu    No Goal
19    Kyle Platzer    Goal
4    Thomas Schemitsch    No Goal

London Shootout
33    Julius Bergman    Goal
93    Mitchell Marner    Goal


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