Galchenyuk's 3-point game lifts Sting past Battalion: OHL roundup
Alexander Galchenyuk scored once and setup two more Sunday as the Sarnia Sting downed the host Brampton Battalion 4-1 in the Ontario Hockey League.
The 18-year-old has produced four goals and 12 points in his last eight outings and now has eight goals and 21 points in 15 games, good for a tie for fifth in OHL scoring.
Reid Boucher had a goal and an assist for the Sting (8-6-1), who have won three straight games, while Brett Hargrave and Nickolas Latta scored a goal apiece.
Blake Clarke scored the lone goal for the Battalion (5-6-5), who have lost three in a row.
Brodie Barrick made 30 saves for the win. Jake Smith stopped 11-of-14 shots in a losing cause.
Sarnia went 1-for-3 on the power play while Brampton capitalized on one of four opportunities with the man advantage.
The win was Sarnia's first in Brampton since the 2003-04 season.
Elsewhere in the OHL, it was: Mississauga 3, Sudbury 2 (SO); Sault Ste. Marie 6, Guelph 2; Owen Sound 5, Windsor 2; Peterborough 3, Oshawa 2 (SO); and Kitchener 2, Plymouth 1.
At Brampton, Ont., Latta opened the scoring 10:21 into the game, converting on a Nikolay Goldobin pass and firing a shot by Smith.
Boucher made it 2-0 on the power play just over a minute later, firing a quick shot from the slot.
Clarke cut the deficit to one on the power play with a little over six minutes remaining in the second period.
But Galchenyuk made it 3-1 with eight minutes to play in the third, beating Smith blocker side, before Hargrave rounded out the scoring with an empty-net goal in the final minute.
Steelheads 3, Wolves 2 (SO)
At Mississauga, Ont., Dylan DeMelo scored in regulation and once more in the shootout as the Steelheads (9-4-1) edged Sudbury (7-8-1) for their third win in a row.
Greyhounds 6, Storm 2
At Guelph, Ont., Colin Miller had two goals and an assist as Sault Ste. Marie (9-7-0) crushed the Storm (10-4-1).
Attack 5, Spitfires 2
At Owen Sound, Ont., Joseph Blandisi scored twice and set up one more and Jordan Binnington made 36 saves as the Attack (10-2-2) beat Windsor (7-6-3) to regain first in the Midwest Division.
Petes 3, Generals 2 (SO)
At Oshawa, Ont., Francis Menard scored once in regulation and added the shootout winner and Michael Giugovaz made 45 saves as Peterborough (4-7-3) slipped past the Generals (9-5-2).
Rangers 2, Whalers 1
At Kitchener, Ont., John Gibson turned aside 37 shots and Justin Bailey's goal three minutes into the third period was the difference as the Rangers (8-4-2) edged Plymouth (7-4-3).