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OHL Playoffs: Brochu's shutout helps Knights sweep Attack

London Knights Brett Brochu - Luke Durda/OHL Images

OWEN SOUND, Ont. — Brett Brochu stopped all 23 shots he faced as the London Knights blanked the Owen Sound Attack 5-0 on Thursday to sweep their Ontario Hockey League playoff series.

London won the best-of-seven series 4-0.

Logan Mailloux and Ryan Winterton had two goals apiece for the Knights, and Connor Federkow also scored.

Corbin Votary started in net for the Attack, stopping 9-of-11 shots in the first period. Nick Chenard turned aside 22-of-25 shots in relief.

London went 3 for 9 on the power play and Owen Sound couldn't score on its two man advantages.



KITCHENER, Ont. — Reid Valade had a goal and an assist as the Rangers completed their four-game sweep of Windsor.

Filip Mešár, Mitchell Martin, Danny Zhilkin and Carson Rehkopf rounded out the attack for Kitchener.

Jacob Maillet was the lone Spitfires scorer.



BARRIE, Ont. — Brandt Clarke scored a goal and added two assists as Colts topped Hamilton.

Goaltender Anson Thornton scored a goal for Barrie, as did Evan Vierling and Jacob Frasca.

Nick Lardis replied for the Bulldogs.

The Colts lead the series 3-2.


67's 9 GENERALS 0

OSHAWA, Ont. — Max Donoso kicked out all 29 shots he faced as Ottawa routed the Generals.

Logan Morrison had a hat trick as the 67's took a 3-1 series lead. Luca Pinelli and Will Gerrior each had two goals apiece, while Jack Beck and Vinzenz Rohrer added singles.

Starting goaltender Jacob Oster made 20 saves on 26 shots for the Oshawa in the first 49:16 of play. He was replaced by Carter Bickle, who stopped 6-of-9 shots.



GUELPH, Ont. — Cooper Walker put away the winner with 1:06 left in the third period as the Storm edged Sarnia.

The Sting hold a 3-1 series lead despite the loss.

Valentin Zhugin scored twice for Guelph, while Cooper Walker, Max Namestnikov and Charlie Paquette rounded out the attack.

Easton Wainwright, Cooper Way, Tyson Doucette and Brenden Anderson supplied the offence for Sarnia.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 7, 2023.