The Erie Otters stretched their lead atop the OHL standings with a 5-1 win over the London Knights Wednesday night to open a four-point lead atop the OHL standings.
The Otters became the first team to reach 40 victories and stretched their current winning streak to 11.
Erie got the first opportunity to score early and took advantage after a power play came up empty.
The Knights had just finished killing a double-minor and were a 6’1″ defenceman away from clearing the zone. Had Erik Cernak of the Otters been two inches shorter, maybe he would have jumped up and missed a puck that was flipping end over end in the air toward centre ice. At 6’3″ with long arms, he jumped up, caught the puck and dropped it to his stick and fed it to the left side of the London end to Alex DeBrincat.
Knights goaltender Robert Thomas was able to block Debrincat’s first shot attempt, but the puck came right back to the OHL’s leading scorer from a different angle and he buried his 47th goal of the year to open the scoring…
The Knights return home on Friday, February 17th to take on the Owen Sound Attack; puck drop scheduled for 7:30pm. Tickets for Friday’s game 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.