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Szypula Scores Shootout Winner

Owen Sound | by Fred Wallace  

Post Game Comments from Attack Forward Ethan Szypula



Ontario Hockey League

Owen Sound Attack 2 London Knights 1 (SO)

Attack 2 Knights1

Ethan Szypula scored the shootout winner in the 4th round

Nick Suzuki for the Attack and Robert Thomas of the Knights split the goal scoring in regulation time,  with both markers coming in the first period.

Suzuki opened the scoring on a 2 man advantage about 5 minutes into the affair.

Thomas evened the score by breaking to the outside of the Attack defenders on the left side and beating Attack netminder Michael McNiven with an accurate shot at 11:20 of the first.

That concluded the scoring in regulation and overtime for the night.

McNiven got the win in goal for the Attack making 40 saves, many of them timely especially when the Attack were shorthanded at key moments.

Jacob Friend received a double minor midway through the 3rd period, while Szypula was fingered for hooking just 15 seconds into overtime.

Tyler Parsons took the loss for the Knights with a 34 save performance.

The allows Owen Sound to move to 27 points on the season.

The loss snaps London's 6 game win streak, but the Knights have points in their last 7 games and are 9-1-0 & 1 in their last 11 outings.

Along with the Knights win streak, a number of consecutive game marks were halted.

Szypula had a 5 game assist streak snapped while Cliff Pu, Max Jones and Janne Kuokkanen all had lengthy point streaks halted.

The Attack are at Kitchener on Friday night to face the Rangers ( 7 pm for Terry's Trailer Service-Kia of Owen Sound Bearadio on 560 CFOS )

The Knights will host Barrie on Friday night

1st Period
1, Owen Sound, Suzuki 13 (Centorame, Hancock), 4:54 (PP).
2, London, Thomas 8 (Miletic, Juolevi), 11:20.

Penalties-MacArthur Os (hooking), 1:55; Jones Ldn (hooking), 3:28; Pu Ldn (roughing), 4:42; Jones Ldn (cross checking), 12:58.

2nd Period
No Scoring.

Penalties-Phillips Os (tripping), 1:28; Nelson Ldn (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 12:48; Juolevi Ldn (check from behind), 14:39; Gadjovich Os (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 14:39; Struthers Os (tripping), 16:25; Bouchard Ldn (slashing), 18:37.

3rd Period
No Scoring.

Penalties-Carbonara Ldn (cross checking), 6:28; Friend Os (high sticking, high sticking), 10:22; Formenton Ldn (interference), 11:58.

OT Period

No Scoring.

Penalties-Szypula Os (hooking), 0:15.

London 1 (Pu NG, Jones NG, Kuokkanen G, Piccinich NG), Owen Sound 2 (Hancock G, Palmu NG, Suzuki NG, Szypula G).

Shots on Goal
London 14-9-13-5-0-41.
Owen Sound 17-8-10-0-1-36.

Power Play Opportunities
London 0 / 6
Owen Sound 1 / 5.


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