Local OHLers light up weekend scoresheets
Kingston Frontenacs forward Tyler Burnie celebrates after scoring a goal at the Rogers K-Rock Centre in this file photo. (Ian MacAlpine /The Whig-Standard)
Several players from around Simcoe County found the scoresheet during Ontario Hockey League action on the weekend.
Midhurst native Tyler Burnie scored his first goal of the season on Saturday night as his Kingston Frontenacs defeated the Mississauga Steelheads, 5-2, at the Rogers K-Rock Centre in Kingston.
Burnie’s goal was an empty-netter scored with just over a minute to play in the third period.
Burnie, now 18, played for the Barrie Jr. Colts minor-midget ‘AAA’ team in 2014-15.
In his first full season with the Frontenacs last year, Burnie had four goals and two assists in 52 games.
Tending goal for the Steelheads on Saturday night was another former Barrie Jr. Colt, Jacob Ingham. The 17-year-old Barrie native surrendered four goals on 28 shots to take the loss and drop his record to 0-2 on the young season.
In other OHL action on Saturday night, Bradford native Jordan Kooy picked up his first win of the season between the pipes as his London Knights downed the Saginaw Spirit, 3-2, in overtime.
Kooy, a 17-year-old who is in his second season with the Knights after posting an 8-2 record in his rookie campaign, was named the second star on Saturday at the Dow Event Center in Michigan.
Kooy played his ‘AAA’ hockey with the York-Simcoe Express, the Central Ontario Wolves and the London Jr. Knights before moving on to the St. Marys Lincolns of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.
After just one OHL game this season, Kooy has a sparkling 1.99 goals-against average and a .951 save percentage.
Baxter native Braden Henderson, a 17-year-old defenceman who also came up through the Barrie Jr. Colts ‘AAA’ ranks, picked up an assist on his team’s only goal as the Sarnia Sting fell 3-1 to the Kitchener Rangers at home. The assist on Jordan Ernst’s goal also marked Henderson’s first point as an OHLer. He also appeared in six games with the Sting last season.
Collingwood native Allan McShane had a monster of a game on Saturday, registering five assists as his Oshawa Generals beat the Soo Greyhounds, 7-4, at the Essar Centre in Sault Ste. Marie.
For the Greyhounds, former Barrie Jr. Colts ‘AAA’ standout and Philadelphia Flyers prospect Morgan Frost had two helpers in a losing cause, including an assist on former Stayner Siskins rookie sensation Zack Trott’s first OHL goal.
Frost scored again on Sunday as the Greyhounds downed the London Knights, 5-1.
The Greyhounds are in Barrie to battle the Colts on Thursday night.
Bradford native Olivier Lafreniere improved to 2-0 on the season after backstopping the Ottawa 67’s to a 6-4 win over the Erie Otters at TD Place on Sunday. The former York-Simcoe Express ‘AAA’ netminder turned aside 23 of 27 shots he faced in the nation’s capital.