London Knights knock off Greyhounds for eighth victory in ten games – London

An afternoon three-pointer for Denver Barkey led the London Knights to their third win in less than 46 hours as they edged the Soo Greyhounds 4-2 at Budweiser Gardens on Sunday afternoon.

The Knights’ 2021 first-round pick has scored once and added two assists to give him 16 points in 16 games this season.

The win was London’s fourth in a row and eighth in its last ten games.

Score goals in games between the Knights and Sault Ste. Marie was about as easy as advanced algebra.

In 80 minutes of hockey in 2022-23, there was exactly one goal in a 1-0 draw at Sault Ste. Marie victory over London on Friday 7 October.

The Greyhounds thought they had scored in the first half. With time running out, Marco Mignosa tried to squeeze a puck past Brett Brochu and inside the left post. The puck came off the ice and was eventually covered by Brochu. The game was reviewed and was deemed “goalless”.

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London Limited Sault Ste. Marie just two shots in the first 20 minutes.

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Londoner Bryce McConnell-Barker finally opened the scoring for the Sault at 4:07 of the second period with his 10th goal of the season on a left wing rush.

The Knights tied the game with 2:09 remaining before the second break when Easton Cowan stole a puck at center ice and crossed the blue line and found Denver Barkey, who went to the net and covered a shot above Samuel Ivanov.

The teams went to the last 20 minutes tied 1-1.

With London on the power play, another Londoner took advantage as Greyhounds’ Jordan D’Intino caught a puck in his own end and flew over the Knights’ blue line and scored on a hit to put Sault Ste. Marie ahead 2-1.

London continued on that power play and tied the game on a shot from Logan Mailloux.

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A Jackson Edward run just after the middle of the final period sent the Bruins prospect deep into the Greyhounds’ zone, where he beat Easton Cowan and scored to give the Knights their first lead of the game. Barkey picked up the other assist on the play.

Barkey then tracked down two Sault Ste. Marie defenders in the final minute with the Greyhound net empty. Barkey was knocked down, but still handed the puck to Sean McGurn in the slot and he extended his point streak to nine games.

London edged out Sault Ste. Marie 25-20 as Brett Brochu picked up his seventh victory of the year.

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make streaks

London co-captain Sean McGurn now has a nine-game point streak after scoring in an empty net against Sault Ste. Married. McGurn has four goals and 14 points in that span. McGurn isn’t the only one racking up points in back-to-back games either.

Logan Mailloux now has at least one point in six straight games, as does fellow defender Oliver Bonk. Brody Crane had the biggest weekend for London. He has points in four straight games overall. George Diaco saw an eight-game streak come to an end against the Greyhounds, but he continues to lead the Knights in scoring with ten goals and 21 points.

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Othmann traded

The first massive move of the 2022-23 Ontario Hockey League season came when the Peterborough Petes visited the home of the Flint Firebirds on November 12. The Petes came away with a 3-2 shootout victory and also with 50- scorer Brennan Othmann.

Flint traded the 19-year-old New York Rangers prospect to Peterborough for a 2nd-round pick, two 3rd-round picks and towering 19-year-old defenseman Artom Guryev who has one assist and 37 penalty minutes this season . Guryev is a 5th round pick of the San Jose Sharks. Othmann is currently serving a two-game suspension for throwing a puck off Sarnia Sting’s bench, but is tied for 3rd in OHL scoring with 24 points in 16 games this year.

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Another three-for-three weekend awaits the Knights Nov. 18-20.

The only difference will be that the three games will take place in different cities.

London will start at home against the Flint Firebirds on November 18, then travel to Flint, Michigan for a rematch the following night.

After that, the Knights are on Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., to meet the Greyhounds at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 20.

All games can be heard on 980 CFPL, at and on the Radioplayer Canada app.

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