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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Greyhounds Grind Firebirds

Provincial | by Bayshore News Staff  

OHL, CHL-Kia, CIBC Leadership + Attack Weekend

Ontario Hockey League

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 9 Flint Firebirds 3

Greyhounds 9 Firebirds 3

Overage defenceman Jordan Sambrook scored twice for the Greyhounds while while Barrett Hayton and Rory Kerins scored & 3 point games.

Dominic Mufarreh, Cole MacKay, Ryan Roth, Keeghan Howdeshell and Cullen McLean also scored for Sault Ste Marie who have points in 10 straight games and lead the western Conference with 25 points.

The Firebirds, who went with just 14 skaters, had goals from Eric Uba, Jacob Winterton and Jake Durham. 

Flint led 2-0 midway through the 1st period before yielding 7 straight Greyhound markers.

On the year, the Firebirds are winless in 15 starts 


Mississauga Steelheads at Niagara IceDogs 7 p.m.
Erie Otters at North Bay Battalion 7 p.m.
Oshawa Generals at Peterborough Petes 7:05 p.m.
Barrie Colts at Sarnia Sting 7:05 p.m.
Ottawa 67's at Windsor Spitfires 7:05 p.m.

The Owen Sound Attack begin a 3 game weekend with a game at Oshawa against the Generals tomorrow night

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Sault Greyhounds    17 11 3 3 0 25
Guelph Storm            15 9 4 2 0 20
Owen Sound Attack 15 8 6 0 1 17
London Knights         13 7 4 2 0 16
Saginaw Spirit            14 7 5 1 1 16
Kitchener Rangers    15 7 6 2 0 16
Sarnia Sting                14 7 6 1 0 15
Erie Otters                   14 6 7 1 0 13
Windsor Spitfires        15 6 8 0 1 13
Flint Firebirds              15 0 14 1 0 1


Ottawa 67'S                16 12 3 1 0 25
Niagara IceDogs        15 9 4 2 0 20
Miss. Steelheads        14 8 4 2 0 18
Peterborough Petes   16 9 7 0 0 18
Oshawa Generals      14 8 5 1 0 17
Barrie Colts                  15 8 6 1 0 17
Sudbury Wolves          15 8 6 1 0 17
North Bay Battalion    15 8 7 0 0 16
Hamilton Bulldogs      15 7 7 1 0 15
Kingston Frontenacs 16 4 11 1 0 9


The Owen Sound Attack face another busy weekend to conclude week 7 of the OHL Season, as the Bears will play 3 games in 3 days again. Coming off of a fairly success weekend that featured 2 wins and 1 loss, the Attack will look to add to their 8-6-0-1 record on Friday night in Oshawa as they take on the Generals.

Oshawa has gotten off to a fairly strong start to the season, going 8-5-1-0, despite currently sitting 3rd in the Eastern Division. The Generals feature a very potent offence, with players such as Allan McShane; a native of nearby Collingwood, leading scorer Jack Studnicka, Swiss sharp-shooter Nando Eggenberger, and son of former Toronto Maple Leaf, Danil Antropov.

Friday’s game will mark the 2nd matchup of the season between the 2 clubs, with the Attack winning the rubber match 4-2. Puck drop is at 7:35pm, and fans cam listen on 560 CFOS Kia of Owen Sound/Terry’s Trailer Service Bear Radio.

Following the game, the Attack will head home to face the London Knights on Saturday evening. This will be the 3rd game between the fierce rivals, with each team having won 1 game so far. The Attack will look to take advantage of home ice, as they were able to beat the Knights 4-3 at home a few weeks ago, and currently boast a 6-2-0-1 record at home this season.

The Knights current leading scorer is assistant captain Cole Tymkin, who has 7 goals and 8 assists in the team’s first 13 games. Rookie defenceman Adam Boqvist has caught fire as of late recording 7 points in his last 4 games. Boqvist was the 8th overall pick in last year’s NHL Entry Draft, taken by the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Knights also feature 2 strong goalies in over-ager Joseph Raaymakers, and Vegas Golden Knights’ draft pick, Jordan Kooy. Kooy currently leads the league in both goals against average and save percentage, with a 1.84 and a .936, respectively.

Owen Sound will be back on the road on Sunday morning, as they will head down to Hamilton to play last season’s OHL Champion Bulldogs. The Dogs have started the year a modest 7-7-1-0, but were able to fight off the Bears in their first meeting; winning the game 7-6 in a shootout.

Over-ager Brandon Saigeon leads the way in scoring for Hamilton with an impressive 25 points in 15 games. His right-winger, 2019 draft eligible Arthur Kaliyev, has been turning heads, posting 14 goals and 10 assists through 15 games.

Captain Mackenzie Entwhistle has had a solid start to year as well, and recently signed his entry-level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Puck drop is at 2pm, and fans will be able to tune in to 560 CFOS Kia of Owen Sound/Terry’s Trailer Service Bear Radio.

NHL draft eligible goalie Mack Guzda will look to continue his success, coming off being named the Huron Tractor Supply Player of the Week for week 6. Guzda won both games he played in, posting an impressive .923 save percentage. Assistant captain Kevin Hancock still leads the team in points, with 10 goals and 11 assists in 15 games.

Rookie defenceman Nolan Seed will be absent from the Attack’s lineup this week, as he is currently in New Brunswick with Team Canada’s Under 17 team. Joining Seed is Attack prospect Josh Barnes, who has started the season with the Cornwall Colts of the CCHL.

Tickets can be found for both the Saturday game online at www.attackhockey.com, by calling 519-371-7452, or at the MacVicar & McComb ReMax Attack Box Office located in the Harry Lumley Bayshore.

Kia CHL Top 10 Rankings – Week 7:

Prince Albert Raiders (15-1-0-0)
Ottawa 67's (12-3-1-0)
Baie-Comeau Drakkar (12-3-0-1)
Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (12-4-0-0)
Halifax Mooseheads (12-4-0-0)
Vancouver Giants (11-3-2-0)
Victoria Royals (9-3-0-0)
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (10-3-3-0)
Moncton Wildcats (12-3-2-0)
Red Deer Rebels (10-4-1-0)

Honourable Mention:

Drummondville Voltigeurs (11-4-1-0)
Guelph Storm (9-4-2-0)
Niagara IceDogs (9-4-2-0)

OHL Announces Leadership Group for 2018 CIBC Canada Russia Series

The Ontario Hockey League, in collaboration with the Canadian Hockey League and Hockey Canada announced that Nick Suzuki of the Owen Sound Attack and Jack Studnicka of the Oshawa Generals will serve as Team OHL captains for the 2018 CIBC Canada Russia Series.

Suzuki will lead Team OHL in Game 3 of the series against the Russian National Junior Team taking place in Sarnia on Thursday November 8, while Studnicka will wear the ‘C’ in front of his home Oshawa crowd for Game 4 on Monday November 12.  In addition, the OHL has announced that forwards Barrett Hayton of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and Owen Tippett of the Mississauga Steelheads will serve as alternate captains for Team OHL.

A 19-year-old from London, Ont., Suzuki is a fourth year forward with the Attack and was appointed team captain prior to the start of the 2018-19 season.  Originally chosen by the club in the first round of the 2015 OHL Priority Selection, he’s played in 205 career games amassing an impressive 253 points including 117 goals, 136 assists, and just 36 penalty minutes notably earning back-to-back recognition with the league’s Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year award.  Suzuki was a first round pick by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Draft but joined the Montreal Canadiens in an off-season trade.  He will be competing for Team OHL a second straight season after serving as an alternate captain last year in Sudbury where he scored two goals and an assist in a 4-2 win.

Studnicka is a 19-year-old from Tecumseh, Ont., also playing in his fourth OHL season after being a first round pick by the Generals in 2015.  He’s currently in the midst of his second season serving as team captain in Oshawa where he was named a leader after being a second round pick by the Boston Bruins in the 2017 NHL Draft.  Studnicka has played in 205 career games producing 50 goals and 118 assists for 168 points.  He returns to the Team OHL lineup after competing last season in Sudbury.

Hayton will make his Team OHL debut this season competing in both Sarnia and Oshawa with a letter on his jersey.  The 18-year-old from Peterborough, Ont., and third year Greyhounds veteran was named team captain upon his return from the Arizona Coyotes where he was chosen fifth overall in the 2018 NHL Draft.  In nine games so far this season he’s collected six goals and eight assists for 14 points bringing his career total to 101 points through 135 games since being the ninth overall pick in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection.  Last season Hayton was named the OHL’s Scholastic Player of the Year while helping the Hounds win a team record 55 games.

Tippett will be among Team OHL’s most experienced players in Canada Russia Series competition playing in the event for a third straight year.  The 19-year-old Peterborough native was named Player of the Game with two assists in his debut performance back in 2016 in North Bay despite a 4-3 OHL loss.  He also played in two games last season recording two assists just days after returning from the Florida Panthers where he played seven games as the club’s 10th overall pick in 2017.  Tippett just recently eclipsed the century mark for career goals and now has 103 with 81 assists for 184 points in 167 games for the Steelheads.  The fourth overall pick in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection is serving his second season as an alternate captain in Mississauga.

All four players were invited to Hockey Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Showcase.

In 15 years of competition against the Russian National Junior Team, the OHL has a record of 24-5-1 in this series following a 5-2 loss in Owen Sound and a 4-2 victory in Sudbury last season.

2018 CIBC Canada Russia Series Schedule:

Game 1 – Monday November 5 at Kamloops, BC
Game 2 – Tuesday November 6 at Vancouver, BC
Game 3 – Thursday November 8 at Sarnia, ON
Game 4 – Monday November 12 at Oshawa, ON
Game 5 – Tuesday November 13 at Sherbrooke, QC
Game 6 – Thursday November 15 at Drummondville, QC

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