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OHL: Machovsky, Battalion blank 67's in convincing win

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The Canadian Press
3/12/2013 11:39:38 PM
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OTTAWA - Zach Bell and Brandon Robinson each scored while Matej Machovsky only needed 10 saves as the Brampton Battalion dominated the Ottawa 67's with a 3-0 win Tuesday night in the Ontario Hockey League.

Mathew Santos, into an empty net, had the other goal for the Battalion (31-25-9), who increased their lead to four points over the Sudbury Wolves in the battle for fourth place in the Eastern Conference and home ice in the opening round of the playoffs with three games to play.

The score flattered the 67's, who were outshot 55-10. Ottawa netminder Clint Windsor was impressive, despite the loss. He finished 52 saves.

The listless 67's (16-44-5) clinched last place overall with the loss, ensuring the first pick in the OHL Priority draft.

The 67's failed to register a shot on goal in the first period and were outshot 17-0 but the Battalion only led 1-0 after 20 minutes.

The shots were slightly closer in the second period with the Battalion holding a 22-6 advantage, but again they were only able to get one puck past Windsor.

Shots in the final period were 16-4 in favour of Brampton but they were unable to beat Windsor as Santos scored the only goal of the period into an empty net.

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PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - Greg Betzold scored the winning goal in the shootout to give the Peterborough Petes a 3-2 win over the Mississauga Steelheads in Ontario Hockey League play Tuesday night.

Brett Findlay and Peter Ceresnak scored in regulation for the Petes (25-34-7), who moved into a tie with Kingston for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Brett Foy scored both goals for the Steelheads (25-33-8). The single point puts them one ahead of Peterborough and Kingston.

Findlay opened the scoring when he kicked a pass from his skate to his stick then fired the puck past Steelheads goalie Spencer Martin at 10:53 of the first period. Foy tied the score when he fought off a pair of defenders to knock a loose puck inside the post just over a minute later.

Ceresnak made it 2-1 Peterborough when he lifted in a backhand from a wild scramble in front of the net just before the half-way point of the second.

The Steelheads tied it in quick order again when Foy burst in from the blue line, protected the puck well and carried it across the top of the crease until Andrew D'Agostini was on the ice, then lifted it over the Petes' goalie.

Each team scored once in the first round of the shootout before Betzold potted the winner on a backhand-to-forehand fake before sending a wrist shot high into the net.

D'Agostini made 26 saves for Peterborough, and Martin made 36 stops for Mississauga.

The Petes were 0 for 3 on the power play, and the Steelheads failed on their lone opportunity.

Brampton Battalion (Photo: TSN)

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