Knights top Attack 3-2 in home opener

Photo of Brett Brochu by Terry Wilson / OHL Iimages.

The London Knights kicked off the season opener on home ice at Budweiser Gardens Friday night defeating the Owen Sound Attack 3-2.

It was a fairly quiet start as both teams seemed be warming up. Owen Sound opened scoring for the game and the season for both teams with a goal just over into 10 minutes into first.

As the second period went ahead, London skater Landon Sim decided to tie things up with assists from Ben Bujold and Isaiah George giving the Knights their first OHL goal in over 500 days. The Attack responded to the Knights with a second shot into the net finishing the second just ahead of London 2-1.

As the teams skated into third, London proved they were determined to even the score again. Defenceman Gerard Keane took a shot at Owen Sound’s net allowing the Knights to tie things up 2-2. The remainder of third had both teams scrambling to finish things, but neither were successful in scoring forcing the game into overtime.

Owen Sound and London put in work during a shootout with both teams struggling to get the puck into the net. Ultimately, the Knights came out on top when forward Sean McGurn put up London’s third goal during the fourth round of the shootout wrapping things up 3-2.

Goalie Brett Brochu defended his net with 28 saves out of 30 shots.

The Knights will get another opportunity to keep a lead against Owen Sound on Saturday during an away game. Puck drops for that game at 7:30 p.m.