The London Knights won three games in three days to move into first place overall, one point ahead of the Erie Otters. The Knights outscored North Bay and Niagara by a combined 16-5 and then erased a 2-0 third period deficit against Windsor and got the game winner in overtime from defenceman Brandon Crawley on Sunday.
The Knights have now won six straight and have just one regulation loss since October 16th. They are in the middle of playing six games in nine days and have been led offensively by Cliff Pu, who has 15 multi-point games this season and is currently on a 17-game point streak.
The Return of Strome
Dylan Strome won an OHL scoring title at the age of 17. He was part of one of the best lines in the Ontario Hockey League at 18 and he began the year with the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes at the age of 19. Now, Strome is headed back to major junior to rejoin Alex Debrincat and Taylor Raddysh on a line that will have coaching staffs up even earlier, putting together game plans and opposing defencemen not sleeping much at all. Strome played in seven NHL games, recording one assist. Coyotes’ G.M., John Chayka provided the old standard line in a team press release about the move, saying, “At this point in time we felt it was best for his development to get him back playing in junior, but his future in the NHL is very bright.”
Look Out For Saginaw
It can take about a third of a season for teams to learn systems and discover just who they have the potential to be. If that’s the case in Saginaw, then their lock on the number one overall pick in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection is slipping. The Spirit were the last team in the OHL to win a game and only picked up two victories by the time Halloween rolled around. Given their run in the past week, all of that might have been a bit of a disguise. Saginaw has won five of their past six games. They blew out the Otters in the midst of that, 8-3 and they are now tied with Barrie for 19th overall and are just two points away from getting out of the Western Conference basement.
Miromanov Ends Crazy 11-10 Game in Halifax
Daniil Miromanov was a European Import pick of the London Knights who played some pre-season hockey in the OHL, but couldn’t crack a deep London roster and wound up heading east to the QMJHL and the Acadie-Bathurst Titan. On Sunday, Miromanov broke a 10-10 tie between the Titan and the Halifax Mooseheads with 12 seconds left in the game to give Acadie-Bathurst an 11-10 win.
Shots on goal in the game? 43-30 for the Titan.