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OHL: Rangers' Leivo scores winner in return to Sudbury

The Canadian Press

1/20/2013 9:41:21 PM

Joshua Leivo gave his old club a little reminder of what they traded away.

The 19-year-old forward scored at 4:36 of overtime and added two assists in regulation as the visiting Kitchener Rangers edged the Sudbury Wolves 5-4 on Sunday in Ontario Hockey League action.

Leivo had spent the past three seasons playing for Sudbury before Kitchener acquired him in a trade on Jan. 8th. He has two goals and eight points in seven games with his new club. Prior to being traded, Leivo was leading the Wolves in scoring with 44 points in 34 games.

Tobias Rieder had a goal and an assist for the Rangers (26-14-6), while Eric Ming, Derek Schoenmakers and Matt Puempel each scored once.

Nicholas Baptiste scored twice for the Wolves (21-17-8), who came into the game with victories in eight of their past 10 outings. Charlie Dodero chipped in with three assists.

Mathew Campagna had a goal and an assist and Michael Kantor scored once to round out Sudbury's offence.

Joel Vienneau made 25 saves for the win as Franky Palazzese turned aside 42 shots in a losing cause.

Vienneau, who was also picked up in the Jan. 8th deal that saw Palazzese go back the other way, is 3-0-1 in four starts with the Rangers. Palazzese is 3-1-1 in five starts with his new club.

Kitchener went 1-for-6 on the power play while Sudbury went 1-for-4.

Elsewhere in the OHL it was: Brampton 2, Peterborough 1; Owen Sound 3, Ottawa 2; Windsor 5, Sarnia 4; Guelph 5, Kingston 3 and Oshawa 4, Mississauga 1.

At Sudbury, Ont., Schoenmakers opened the scoring for the Rangers 7:27 into the first period when he tipped a Ryan Murphy point shot past Palazzese.

Baptiste responded early in the second period with a wrist shot from the left face-off circle and Kantor made it 2-1 for the Wolves at 4:33.

Ming tied things with a short-handed goal at 14:40, but Campagna regained the lead for Sudbury on a penalty shot as he put the puck over Vienneau's glove at 16:32.

Puempel replied for Kitchener only 37 seconds into the third period, but Sudbury regained the lead one more time when Baptiste scored on the power play at 18:16

It looked as if the Wolves would skate away with two points, however Rieder scored with 43 seconds left in regulation to force extra time.

Battalion 2, Petes 1

At Brampton, Ont., Brandon Robinson scored the winning goal at 13:51 of the third period and Matej Machovski stopped 15-of-16 shots as the Battalion (21-18-8) edged Peterborough (13-26-7).

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Attack 3, 67's 2

At Ottawa, Brandon Hope made 27 saves and Zach Nastasiuk scored the eventual winner at 19:04 of the first period as Owen Sound (29-12-4) handed the 67's (12-32-3) their fifth straight loss.

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Spitfires 5, Sting 4

At Windsor, Ont., Alexander Khokhlachev, Josh Ho-Sang and Remy Giftopoulos all scored in a span of 5:14 to erase a 4-2 deficit in the third period as the Spitfires (19-19-7) came from behind to down Sarnia (26-16-3).

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Storm 5, Frontenacs 3

At Kingston, Ont., Tanner Richard scored two goals and Garret Sparks stopped 18 shots as Guelph (26-14-5) won its fifth game in a row by beating the Frontenacs (20-22-3).

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Generals 4, Steelheads 1

At Oshawa, Ont., Ken Appleby stopped 24 shots and Matt Petgrave and Brian Hughes each had a goal and an assist as the Generals (26-16-4) handed Mississauga (20-20-4) its seventh loss in a row.