Alex Lepkowski (+1) picked up an assist Wednesday as Barrie stomped Ottawa 10-1. The rugged rearguard, whose helper came on the first of Mark Scheifele's six points on the night (3+3), now has points in two of his last three games following a 20-game offensive slumber. Sitting in the top spot in the OHL's Eastern Conference, the Colts return to work Saturday versus Mississauga.
Dan Catenacci was blanked as Owen Sound lost to Guelph 2-0. Draft eligible forward Hunter Garlent scored his ninth goal of the year on the power play to help the Storm to victory. The two clubs will play a rematch Friday night in Guelph.
Justin Kea (-1) was unable to factor as Saginaw was defeated by Plymouth 5-1. The Spirit host Oshawa on Friday.