Mitchell Marner Powers the Knights Past the Sudbury Wolves

Sudbury came to  London  Sunday  afternoon , on  the heels of a victory over the Niagara IceDogs last night , snapping a 13 game losing streak .  London on  the other hand was riding a 5 game winning streak .   Both teams were playing their third game in  as many days ,  and it showed .  Play started slow and sloppy , London  coach Dale Hunter inverted his lines , the third and fourth lines saw first and second line ice time .  Sudbury couldn’t sustain  any pressure in  the offensive zone  .   Call up Eric Henderson ,  a third round draft pick in 2014  , played his first game with  the Knights and opened the scoring , banging a puck past Wolves goalie Troy Timpano .  Sudbury would tie the score 3 minutes  later on a rather soft goal on Knights keeper Michael  Giugovaz .  Mitch  Marner on a goal scoring tear , put the Knights up  2-1 before the end of the period .

The second period saw Sudbury again tie the score at  2-2 , the posts were the Wolves best friend as London  hit 3 of them before periods end .   London  ran into penalty trouble in  the second ,  a result of being tired and not moving their feet .  As a result Sudbury took  the play to London for a considerable stretch ,  the shot total  would reflect that  by the second period buzzer 39-28 .  Drake Rymsha and the aforementioned Marner would put the Knights ahead 4-2 for good .

The third period London would have to kill off their third 5 on  3 ,  which  was successful .  Sudbury was gassed by the puck  drop ,  London  would find the back  of the net 3 more times , Yakimowicz , Berisha  and Marner  adding goals  .  Marners goal was his seventh in three games , it also was his second hat trick in2 games .  London goalie Michael Giugovaz was good when called upon , facing 47 shots .  London improves to  10-6 on  the year and runs its winning streak to 6 games .  Next up is a Thursday night game at home against the Guelph Storm .

Mike Ries

A little about myself , first and foremost I’m a hockey fan,  I have been involved with hockey in one form or another since I was a little kid.  I remember going to the old London Gardens watching the London Knights ,  I was a fan from that moment and have followed them ever since . This is the second year that I will be reporting on the Knights and I am looking forward to a long playoff run with this version of the Green and Gold.
I am the owner of “FIVE FOR FIGHTING AUTHENTICS” specializing in game worn jerseys and collectibles.  Visit my EBAY store Five for Fighting Authentics or follow my user name Coltmccoy12.   I look forward to your comments and suggestions throughout the year.

As always,

SEE YOU AT THE GAME

5 Comments

  1. Sebastian Jackson

    Sebastian Jackson

    November 3, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Sucks that he is in the same draft category as the best player in the world outside the NHL! Otherwise he would be the talk of the CHL! Such a fun player to watch! Can’t wait to see him on Nov 30th! If you want to come to the game let me know!

    • miker4444

      miker4444

      November 14, 2014 at 7:11 pm

      Yes I’d love to swing up there for the game.

      • Sebastian Jackson

        Sebastian Jackson

        November 18, 2014 at 4:31 am

        Alright, Ill leave you something at the box office. That way you get in for free.

        • miker4444

          miker4444

          November 18, 2014 at 8:07 pm

          Great Thanks

        • miker4444

          miker4444

          November 29, 2014 at 8:04 pm

          What do I ask for at the box office.