The Essex 73s won a thriller over the Dresden Kings last night 4-3 in OT. The Kings took a 3-2 lead in the second period when they did all their scoring, as Derek Daly, John Montgomery and Josh Beatty found the back of the net for the Kings. However, Essex tied things up in the third forcing overtime. Alex Garon was the hero, when he scored his second of the night at the 12:14 mark of the extra frame. Dresden goalie Brent Paxton made 32 saves in the loss. Essex now leads the series 2 games to 0. Game 3 will be played in Essex on Friday night, Game 4 is in Dresden on Sunday.
Lambton Shores topped St. Mary’s 7-5.
No action in the OHL.
The Wallaceburg Atom rep team played the Mooretown Storm at Memorial Arena last night winning 4-1. The atom rep squad is now 3-0 in League Playoff play.
Vancouver 3 at 4 Chicago (SO) – This gives the Hawks 16 straight games with at least one point, matching the NHL record to start a season. Marian Hossa scored twice in regulation but had to helped off the ice after taking a forearm to the back of the head from Vancouver forward Jannik Hansen.
Toronto 2 at 4 Tampa Bay – Mikhail Grabovski and James Van Riemsdyk scored the Leafs goals.
Detroit 3 at 4 Nashville (OT) – Daniel Cleary, Jordin Tootoo, Pavel Datsyuk all scored for the Wings. Shea Webber scored the winner for the Preds.
Montreal 3 at 1 NY Rangers – former Sarnia Sting forward Alex Galchenyuk scored in the win for the Habs.
Winnipeg 2 at 1 Buffalo
NY Islanders 1 at 3 Ottawa
San Jose 2 at 1 St. Louis
Los Angeles 3 at 1 Edmonton
The Chatham Christian Flames lost 25-21, 25-17, 25-17 to Sarnia St. Francois Xavier in the SWOSSAA ‘A’ junior girls volleyball semifinal. This game took place at Chatham Christian yesterday.
At the university level:
Chatham’s Dave Preston, coach of the McMaster Marauders, earned himself some hardware. He was recognized as the Ontario University Athletics men’s volleyball coach of the year yesterday. Preston led the first-place Mustangs to a 17-1 record this season.
Toronto 96 at 88 Washington
Memphis 105 at 91 Detroit