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OHL: Wolves avoid elimination with win over Colts

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The Canadian Press
3/27/2014 10:50:44 PM
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SUDBURY, Ont. -- Danny Desrochers scored the eventual winner as the Sudbury Wolves avoided elimination with a 2-1 win over the Barrie Colts in Game 4 of their Ontario Hockey League first-round series Thursday.

Trevor Carrick scored a power-play goal to give Sudbury a 1-0 lead in the first period, and Desrochers made it 2-0 with his goal halfway through the second.

Zach Hall replied for Barrie with a power-play goal at 12:36 of the third period to spoil Franky Palazzese's shutout bid.

Palazzese stopped 31 shots in the win, while Colts goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood made 21 saves in the losing effort.

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KNIGHTS 4 SPITFIRES 3

WINDSOR, Ont. -- Bo Horvat scored in the third period to lift London to a four-game sweep over the Spitfires.

Gemel Smith, Max Domi and Brady Austin also scored for the Knights, and Jake Patterson made 34 saves.

Ben Johnson and Sam Povorozniouk had a goal and an assist apiece for Windsor, and Ryan Foss scored in a last-ditch effort at 19:22 of the third to cut London's lead to a single goal.

Spitfires goalie Alex Fotinos stopped 31 shots in the loss.

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PETES 3 FRONTENACS 1

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. -- Andrew D'Agostini made 46 saves and the Petes scored two goals in the final period to win Game 4 of their first-round matchup and keep their playoff hopes alive.

Josh MacDonald scored at 11:20 to take a 2-1 lead over the Frontenacs and Hunter Garlent added an empty netter with 18 seconds to play. Steven Lorentz scored in the second period.

Darcy Greenaway replied for Kingston, who leads the best-of-seven series 3-1.

Frontenacs goalie Matt Mahalak stopped 37 shots.

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ICEDOGS 5 BATTALION 3

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. -- Eric Ming scored twice and Brent Moran made 36 saves as the IceDogs edged the Battalion to move within one game of the series victory.

Carter Verhaeghe had a goal and an assist for the IceDogs, who lead the series 3-1. Jordan Maletta added a short-handed goal, and Mitchell Fitzmorris also scored.

Connor Jarvis scored a goal and assisted on another and Kyle Wood and Nick Paul also scored for the Battalion.

North Bay's Jake Smith stopped 21 shots in the losing effort.

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OTTERS 3 SPIRIT 2 (OT)

SAGINAW, Mich. -- Michael Curtis scored 2:57 into overtime to lift the Otters over the Spirit in Game 4 of their first-round matchup.

Brendan Gaunce tied the game with his fourth goal of the post-season at 10:56 of the second period, and Connor McDavid also scored for the Otters, who lead the best-of-seven set 3-1. Dane Fox had two assists.

Justin Kea had a goal and an assist and Dylan Sadowy also scored for Saginaw.

Erie's Devin Williams stopped 22 shots for the win. Spirit goalie Jake Paterson made 36 saves.

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GENERALS 4 STEELHEADS 3 (OT)

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- Hunter Smith scored a power-play goal 1:37 into overtime as the Generals knocked the Steelheads out of the playoffs in four straight games.

Josh Sterk had a goal and two assists, Michael Dal Colle had a goal and one assist, and Scott Laughton also scored for Oshawa, which outshot Mississauga 41-29.

Sam Babintsev and Bryson Cianfrone each had a goal and an assist apiece for the Steelheads, and Josh Burnside also scored.

Generals goaltender Daniel Altshuller turned aside 26 shots for the victory. Mississauga's Spencer Martin shouldered the loss with 37 saves.

Ontario Hockey League (Photo: TSN)

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