Ontario Hockey League
Owen Sound Attack 1 @ Barrie Colts 9
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-1-1,+1, 0 PIM
The Eastern Conference favorite Colts started their season off with a bang by crushing Owen Sound 9-1. The game was well out of hand by the time the third period started as the Colts were sitting back on an 8-1 lead. Hutchings, who has led the Colts in scoring the last two seasons, had a relatively quiet opener, notching just an assist. Luke Pither (undrafted) had 4 goals for Barrie.
Defending OHL and Memorial Cup champion Windsor also started their season Thursday, but a depleted Spits squad lost 6-5 to rival Plymouth in a shootout. Windsorâ€™s Richard Panik was in Tampa preparing for tonightâ€™s exhibition game for the Lightning. Both Barrie and Windsor are predicted to run away with their respective conference titles.
Vasily Koshechkin got the day off as Togliatti got rolled by Spartak Moscow 6-3.
Johan Harju got his first KHL point assisting on a goal by, who else, Linus Omark in Dynamo Moscow's 5-3 loss to Yulaev. Harju was +1 in 16:50 and was 75% on draws.
Karri Ramo allowed 2 goals on 17 shots in Omsk's 2-1 loss to Dynamo Minsk.
Tomorrow, Denis Kazionov is in action with Ekaterinburg against Mytischi.
Vasily Koshechkin allowed 5 goals on 32 shots in Togliatti's 5-4 overtime loss to Yaroslavl.
Dimitry Kazionov was scoreless with 3 shots on goal in 12:29 in Kazan's 1-0 overtime win over KHK MVD.
Johan Harju was -2 with 2 shots on goal in Dynamo Moscow's 5-4 win over Astana. Harju's teammate Linus Omark got his first point in the KHL assisting on the game winning goal. Harju was 64% on draws in the match.
Karri Ramo allowed 4 goals on 28 shots in Omsk's 5-4 win over Dynamo Riga.
Tomorrow Denis Kazionov and Ekaterinburg square off with St. Petersburg.