Saturday, October 8, 2016

10/7 Recap: Pu, Osmanski spark victories

In Friday action, Cliff Pu scored his second goal of the year and added an assist as London got past Peterborough 6-3.

Pu scored the Knights' first goal of the game for the second-straight Friday, taking a pass and quickly burying a forehand to the far side with 5:42 remaining in opening frame to cut the Petes' lead to 2-1.

Pu would later collect a secondary helper on a power play tally as the Knights pulled away.

While Pu was posting his second multi-point game of the year, he was just as impressive at the faceoff circle with a dominating 18 wins on 22 draws.

Elsewhere in Ontario Hockey League action, Austin Osmanski scored a third-period goal as Mississauga came back to defeat Flint 3-2 in a shootout.

With his team trailing 2-0, Osmanski kicked off the late rally with under five minutes to play in regulation time when he accepted a return pass, went to the net and scored with a forehand.

With a developing confidence when skating the puck, Osmanski gets his first goal of the year in just his fourth game of the season. A year ago, Osmanski scored just two goals all season long, with both coming in his 16th game of the schedule.


Connor Hurley notched a pair of first-period assists and Cal Petersen stopped 10 of 11 shots in two periods of work as No. 9 Notre Dame smoked Arizona State 9-2. For Hurley, the two-helper night was the ninth multiple point game on his collegiate resume. Earlier in the day, Petersen was one of 20 goalies named to the Mike Richter Award Watch List. The two clubs go at it again on Saturday.

Sophomore defenseman Casey Fitzgerald and fellow second-year man Chris Brown were each held without a point as No. 5 Boston College was stunned by Air Force 2-1 in the first round of the Ice Breaker tournament in Denver. The Eagles look to rebound on Saturday when they take on host No. 5 Denver in a game that many thought would decide the tourney title.

Ivan Chukarov submitted a team-high three shots on goal as Massachusetts blanked Colorado College 3-0. The Minutemen will go for their second consecutive season-opening sweep of the Tigers Saturday on home ice.

Anthony Florentino finished with one shot on goal and an even rating as No. 10 Providence edged Miami 4-3. The Friars will look to close out the home sweep on Saturday.


Giorgio Estephan connected for a pair of assists just 33 seconds apart in the opening frame as Lethbridge won at Spokane 5-3. Estephan now has three helpers through his first two games back in junior.

Devante Stephens notched his first point of the year, an assist, as Kelowna pitched a 1-0 road shutout at Edmonton. Late in the first period, Stephens laid a huge hit and was forced to defend it with his fourth career fighting major.

Brandon Hagel recorded a pair of minor penalties as Red Deer was doubled by Medicine Hat 6-3.


Rookie forward Vasily Glotov saw his four-game point streak snapped as Cape Breton closed out Charlottetown 5-3. Glotov has collected four points (1+3) while winning 40.5 percent of his faceoffs through his first five North American games.


Brett Murray contributed two shots on goal as Youngstown shut out Madison 2-0. Madison defenseman Philip Nyberg added two shots on goal of his own for the winners.