The offence woke up in a big way for the Owen Sound Attack to bring an end to a seven-game losing streak.
Aidan Dudas had a pair of goals and Brett McKenzie notched his first for Owen Sound since being acquired in a trade with North Bay earlier this week, as the Attack routed the Kitchener Rangers 7-0 in Ontario Hockey League action Saturday afternoon at the Bayshore Community Centre.
The Attack (14-16-1-5), had just 11 goals over their past seven games -- all losses -- before Saturday's matchup against Kitchener (25-12-2-0).
According to Bayshore Broadcasting Sports Director Fred Wallace, the
victory also snapped a string of 10 straight defeats for the Attack
against Midwest Division opponents.
Alan Lyszczarczyk, Brady Lyle, Maksim Sushko and Jackson Doherty also scored for Owen Sound, which jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period and never looked back.
Olivier Lafreniere made 28 saves in the win -- but left the game with just 31 seconds remaining in regulation with an injury.
Luke Richardson stopped 10 shots taking the loss, while Chris McGonigle allowed two goals on eight shots in relief.
Kitchener outshot Owen Sound 28-23 while going 0 for 7 on the power play; The Attack finished 1 for 5.
Sunday, the Attack finish up a stretch of three games in three days with an afternoon matchup against the Oshawa Generals.
You can catch the play-by-play live from Oshawa with Kia of Owen Sound-Terry's Trailer Service Bearadio on 560 CFOS beginning with the pre-game show at 1:30 p.m.