OSHAWA, Ont. - Josh Sterk scored in overtime as the Oshawa Generals maintained their lead atop the Ontario Hockey League's Eastern Conference with a 3-2 win over the North Bay Battalion on Wednesday.
Jacob Busch scored twice in regulation for the Generals (26-10-3), who lead the Kingston Frontenacs and Sudbury Wolves by nine points atop the East.
Mike Amadio and Alex Henriksson scored for North Bay (18-16-4), which missed a chance to move level on points with second-place Barrie in the Central Division.
Daniel Altshuller made 32 saves for Oshawa, while Jake Smith stopped 21 shots for North Bay.
Both teams were 1-for-5 on the power play.
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At Kingston, Ont., Spencer Watson scored the winning goal in the shootout and also had a goal in regulation as the Frontenacs edged Ottawa.
Kingston defenceman Evan McEneny scored on a power-play with 28 seconds left to send the game to overtime.
Sam Bennett had two goals and an assist in regulation for Kingston (21-12-4), while Ryan Verbeek also scored.
Joseph Blandisi had two goals for the 67's (12-20-4). Dante Salituro, Connor Brown and Brett Gustavsen also scored.
Lucas Peressini and Matt Mahalak combined for 26 saves for Kingston.
Philippe Trudeau stopped 41 shots for Ottawa.
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At Owen Sound, Ont., Zack Mitchell scored two goals, including the winner, as Guelph edged the Attack.
Robby Fabbri also scored for Guelph (28-7-3).
Holden Cook had both goals for the Attack (19-13-6).
Justin Nichols made 39 saves for the Storm.
Brandon Hope stopped 27 shots for the Attack.
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At Belleville, Ont., Peterborough scored three power-play goals en route to a win against the Bulls.
Brandon Devlin, Nelson Armstrong and Steven Varga scored with the man advantage, and Stephen Pierog and Josh MacDonald also had goals for Peterborough (15-19-4).
Scott Simmonds had the only goal for Belleville (10-24-4).
Peterborough's Andrew D'Agostini stopped 29 shots. Charlie Graham meanwhile made 27 saves for the Bulls.
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At Sarnia, Ont., Matt Rupert was spectacular with four goals as London overcame the Sting.
Chris Tierney scored twice for the Knights (27-7-4), with singles coming from Michael McCarron and Brett Welychka.
Davis Brown had a hat trick for Sarnia (12-22-4), and Jimmy McDowell, Jeff King and Nikolay Goldobin chipped in with one each.
Both teams used two goalies each. Jake Patterson and Liam Herbst combined to stop 16 shots for London, while Brodie Barrick and Taylor Dupuis made 28 saves for Sarnia.