Max Jones scored twice in a third period eruption as the London Knights downed the Attack 4-1 in Owen Sound on Saturday.
The teams spent the first 40 minutes flying end to end without either one hitting the scoreboard but things changed in the third period.
They were still racing back and forth, but pucks started finding the back of the net. Sam Miletic had a goal and an assist for the Knights and says that kind of a game is just fun.
“That was a great game. Both teams created chances all the way through. They played well, we just managed to bury our chances in that last period.”
The win gives the Knights 11 out of a possible 14 points over their past seven games and moves them into a share of 8th place in the Western Conference.
Knights assistant coach Rich Steadman says it was good to see London come out hard after a disappointing overtime loss at home on Friday to the Saginaw Spirit.
“Our persistence was the difference,” Steadman outlined. “We battled. We were good on the penalty kill and went to the net and were able to bang in a couple of pucks. We got through adversity when it presented itself. It was a good effort.”
The Knights outshot Owen Sound 27-25.
The win evened their six-game series at a victory apiece after Owen Sound grabbed an overtime victory in London in October.
How the goals were scored
All five of them came in the third period.
Owen Sound started the scoring as second-year forward Aiden Dudas knocked in a Cole Cameron shot at 2:22 to the Attack ahead 1-0.
That lead held for just over six minutes when Alex Formenton carried the puck across the Owen Sound blue line on the left side and dropped a pass to Max Jones. Jones took a couple of strides and wired a shot over the shoulder of Zach Bowman for his seventh goal of the year and then celebrated with a glove scoop along the ice.
That goal seem to ignite London as just under two minutes later, Knights’ captain Robert Thomas put his team ahead to stay with his 12th goal of the year. He found a puck in front of the Attack net, spun and fired it past Bowman and it was 2-1 London…
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