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FULL MARKS FOR KNIGHTS’ VICTORY

If you were ticking off boxes on a checklist for the London Knights on Monday afternoon, you wouldn’t have to leave many empty.

They scored on the power play, killed off all five penalties they took, got solid stops from Joseph Raaymakers and yet another goal from Liam Foudy in a 3-1 victory over the Windsor Spitfires.

Foudy now has goals in seven straight games and 14 goals in his last 13 games. His empty-netter was his 20th on the season.

London won all three games they played on the Family Day long weekend.

“They played all 60 minutes every game. We had to bring ourselves back [against Erie on Saturday] and we did. Today was an especially great game as a team and a good character builder,” said Knights assistant coach Rick Steadman.

The Knights have now picked up wins in six of their past seven games and sit three points ahead of the Owen Sound Attack for the fourth seed in the Western Conference. They have 11 games remaining in their regular season schedule.

The recent victories have opened up some space between the Knights and 6th place Saginaw and 7th place Guelph. London is six points ahead of the Spirit and eight ahead of the Storm, heading toward two home games next weekend against the Ottawa 67’s and the OHL-leading Soo Greyhounds.

How the goals were scored

The first one took just 46 seconds to find the back of the net, courtesy of Alex Formenton, who used six-foot seven-inch Windsor defenceman Lev Starikov as a screen, snapping a puck past the blocker of Vancouver Canucks’ prospect Michael DiPietro for a 1-0 London lead.

Evan Bouchard put the Knights ahead 2-0 at the 1:38 mark of the second period with an absolute blast from the middle of the blue line, on a power play that was set up by Nathan Dunkley.

Luka Boka got Windsor on the scoreboard with a seeing-eye snapshot at 7:41 of period two and the teams went to their dressing rooms with London leading 2-1 through 40 minutes…

For the full story, head to https://globalnews.ca/news/4034614/knights-monday-win/

The Knights will return home to take on the Ottawa 67’s on Friday, February 23 at 7:30pm.  Tickets can be purchased in person at the Aluminum Associates London Knights Armoury, at the OMAC Mortgages London Knights Box Office, over the phone by calling 519-681-0800 EXT. 1, or by CLICKING HERE.

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