NA Juniors Game Night: 9-26-13
Ontario Hockey League
Owen Sound Attack 5 @ Barrie Colts 7
D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-1-1, +2, 6 PIM
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-2-2, +5, 8 PIM
2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM
Dotchin notched a power play assist on the game’s first goal and his teammates scored five times in the third period to lead the Colts to a 7-4 win over Dotchin’s former team, Owen Sound. Dotchin told Bolt Prospects in Tampa that he expected to score more points this year, and while it would be up to the coaches, he said power play time was likely. He wasn’t getting that in Owen Sound. Dotchin had six assists in 28 games with Barrie last year, and is 1/3 of the way there already. His plus-5 rating so far is a career high.
Sarnia Sting 3 @ Windsor Spitfires 1
D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
2012-13 totals: 40 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM
Koekkoek – who was named an alternate captain for the Spits earlier in the day – scored with just under four minutes left in regulation to help Windsor avoid a shutout loss at home. It was his first game of the season, and first game since January 12 when he sustained a left shoulder injury. He underwent surgery for the second straight year, but all reports state that the ailment was finally fixed. Koekkoek reportedly skated gingerly to the bench at one point in Thursday’s game, but didn’t miss a shift. The story of the game was Sarnia goaltender Taylor Dupuis (undrafted), who stopped 48 of 49 shots. The Sting managed just 20 shots. Their three goals came on six shots against Jordan DeKort (undrafted), who was quickly pulled by Windsor coach Bob Boughner.