Net gains for 67’s, Olympiques
67’S 2, KNIGHTS 1
Thank you, Petr Mrazek.
The Ottawa 67’s No. 1 goaltender came up big for his team again on Saturday night, stopping 39 of 40 shots to lead them to a 2-1 victory against the London Knights in an Ontario Hockey League game at London’s John Labatt Centre.
Mrazek gave up a goal to Brett Cook six minutes in the first period, but nothing else as the 67’s (38-16-7) avenged a 5-2 loss to the Knights (4515-1) on home ice at the Civic Centre last Sunday.
Tyler Toffoli, with his league-leading 47th goal of the season, tied the score for the 67’s in the second period, and Cody Ceci put them ahead to stay with 6½ minutes remaining in the third.
Ottawa, which began its three-game weekend road trip with a 3-1 triumph against the Sarnia Sting, pays a Sunday afternoon visit to the Guelph Storm.
The 67’s head into that contest with first place in the East Division locked up, but they’re still two points behind the Niagara Icedogs for top spot in the Eastern Conference. Both teams have seven games remaining.
OLYMPIQUES 8, VOLTIGEURS 2
François Lacerte kept the Gatineau Olympiques in the game until the first intermission, but his teammates took over from there.
The Olympiques were outshot 16-1 by the Drummondville Voltigeurs, but trailed just 1-0 at that point thanks to Lacerte, and they repaid his efforts by exploding for an 8-2 victory in a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League game at Drummondville’ Marcel Dionne Centre.
Kyle Morrison had three goals and one assist, Garrett Clarke had one goal and three assists and Tomas Hyka collected four assists for the Olympiques (25-28-9), who had edged the Voltigeurs (25-29-9) 4-3 in a shootout at Gatineau’s Robert Guertin Arena on Friday night.
Rock Régimbald produced two goals and one assist for the second game in a row, with other Gatineau goals by Emile Poirier and Jacob Conrad.
André Bouvette-morrissette and Marc-olivier Brouillard scored for the Voltigeurs, who outshot the Olympiques 30-25.
The Olympiques play host to the Victoriaville Tigres today at 4 p.m. at the Guertin Arena.