London Knights increase their lead atop overall OHL standings

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A three-goal 3rd play lifted the London Knights to a 5-2 triumph implicit the Spitfires connected Wednesday nighttime successful Windsor, Ont.

Tonio Stranges sizzled a walk onto the instrumentality of Cody Morgan and the seasoned deked and scored what would extremity up being the game-winning extremity astatine 3:53 of the last period. The extremity gave London their archetypal pb astatine 3-2 and the Knights built from there.

San Jose Sharks imaginable Liam Gilmartin batted a Ruslan Gazizov rebound retired of the aerial past Spitfires goaltender Matt Tovell astatine 8:39 of the 3rd to marque it 4-2 and Knights defenceman Gerard Keane finished the scoring into an bare net.

The turning constituent successful the crippled whitethorn person travel adjacent earlier the go-ahead extremity courtesy of London skipper Luke Evangelista. The Knights had conscionable finished sidesplitting a punishment precocious successful the 2nd play erstwhile Windsor went close backmost to the powerfulness play with the Spitfires already starring 2-1.

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Sean McGurn of London dug the puck escaped successful the Knights portion and Evangelista darted forward. McGurn enactment the puck connected Evangelista’s instrumentality and helium went successful connected a breakaway and sliced a changeable past Tovell for his 3rd short-handed extremity of the twelvemonth to necktie the game. It was Evangelista’s ninth constituent successful his past 3 games.

Will Cuylle of Windsor opened the scoring arsenic helium followed a play into the London portion successful the archetypal infinitesimal of the 2nd play and Dallas Stars draught prime Wyatt Johnston recovered him for Cuylle’s 14th extremity of the twelvemonth to marque it 1-0 Spitfires.

London tied the crippled connected the powerfulness play conscionable earlier the midway constituent of the 2nd play arsenic Colton Smith recovered Brody Crane successful beforehand of the Spitfires nett and Crane banged location his 4th goal.

Windsor pushed backmost successful beforehand connected a powerfulness play of their ain arsenic Brett Brochu made a prevention lone to person Wyatt Johnston propulsion a puck escaped and people astatine the 12:39 people of the mediate period.

Brochu made 35 saves for his league-leading 13th triumph of 2021-22.

Gazizov had a brace of assists giving him 11 points successful 9 OHL games.

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Stranges extended his constituent streak to 8 games and London extended their pb atop the wide Ontario Hockey League standings to 4 points implicit the North Bay Battalion.

The Knights are 14-3-1.

Off to the Capital City Challenge

Denver Barkey, Easton Cowan and Oliver Bonk are preparing to play successful 1 of the astir unsocial hockey tournaments ever played. It volition bring unneurotic 3 teams of U17 players and members of the Canadian Women’s National squad and it gets underway connected Friday, Nov. 26.

Barkey has 2 goals and six points for the Knights truthful acold successful 2021-22 and helium volition articulation Oliver Bonk connected Team Black. Bonk has spent astir of this twelvemonth with the St. Thomas Stars of the GOJHL but made his OHL debut connected Nov. 16 successful Sarnia, Ont. Barkey and Bonk volition look Easton Cowan and Team Red successful their opening game.

Cowan has played 2 games for the Knights this twelvemonth and has recorded an assist. He has made item reel plays for the Komoka Kings of the GOJHL arsenic portion of 22 points successful 16 games. Barkey, Cowan and Bonk were the archetypal 3 picks of the Knights successful the 2021 OHL Priority Selection.

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Knights 5th successful CHL Rankings

A 2-2 week dropped London 2 spots successful the Canadian Hockey League Rankings. London sits atop the Ontario Hockey League standings astatine 13-3-1 and beryllium arsenic the highest ranked OHL team. The 19-1 Winnipeg Ice of the WHL clasp down the #1 spot. They are followed by 3 different Western Hockey League teams successful the Everett Silvertips, the Kamloops Blazers and the Edmonton Oil Kings.

Mississauga and North Bay are the different ranked OHL teams. The Steelheads are #8 and the Battalion are #9.

Up next

The Kngihts volition enactment connected the roadworthy for 2 much games portion Country Music Week continues successful London. The Knights volition marque their archetypal sojourn to Guelph connected Friday, Nov. 26 to play the Storm. The 2 teams went to overtime successful a crippled played astatine Budweiser Gardens connected Nov. 9.

A bargain by Danny Zhilkin successful the London portion ended the crippled 9 seconds into overtime and gave Guelph the archetypal triumph of the ten-game play bid betwixt the clubs.

The Storm ain the OHL’s astir unsafe extremity scorer successful Sasha Pastujov who has 18 goals done his archetypal 18 games.

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