Second Period Outburst Sinks Otters
A season high four goal second period propelled the IceDogs to a 5-2 win over visiting Erie Otters. With the victory, the Dogs third straight, Billy Burke's squad stays 4 points behind first place Barrie and 6 points clear of third place Mississauga in the OHL Central.
An early power-play marker gave the Otters a 1-0 first period advantage, even though the IceDogs lead 10-6 on the shot clock.
The middle period was a different story as Bradey Johnson converted a rebound to even things at 1, with Matt Philip and Philip Tomasino providing assists. Less than a minute later, Oliver Castleman's 5th of the year was a quick shot on a feed from Ben Jones and Dan Singer. At 8:55, Johnson's 5th of the year and his second consecutive two goal game made it 3-1, with help from Liam Ham and Justin McPhearson. Finally, with six attackers on the ice for a delayed penalty call, Kirill Maksimov would bury a great feed from Jones and Johnny Corneil ending the second at 4-1. A dominant second period featured 19 IceDogs shots as compared to 7 directed Stephen Dhillon's way.
The third featured 24 shots split evenly, with Dan Singer extending the lead to 5-1, his 8th was set up by Jones and Corneil. A late Erie power-play marker made the final score 5-2.
610 CKTB 3 Stars of the Game...
It's a weekend in Michigan beginning with the Flint Firebirds Friday night. 610 CKTB will have the pre-game show at 6:30.
Bruce Timms – St Cath Regional Councillor