The London Knights lost 2-0 to the Owen Sound Attack at Budweiser Gardens, creating a tie between the two teams during the first two of seven games. The Knights had 23 shots on goal, while the Attack had 29.
Although the Knights were close to scoring a few times, Owen Sound goalie Michael McNiven, blocked all of the shots. Neither team scored the first period, and they tied for shots on goal 6-6. Even goals from Josh Sterk in second period, with assists from Ethan Szypula and Thomas Schemitsch, and Kevin Hancock in third period happened less than five minutes before each period finished.
“We didn’t play our best tonight, and obviously they capitalized on our mistakes, and that’s why the came out with a 2-0 win,” said Centre Owen MacDonald, who was determined to win the next round with the rest of the team.
“Coming into this, we knew it wasn’t going to be a four game streak, but they were playing good hockey at the end of the year. We play our best hockey at the end of the year. We haven’t played our best two games in the first two, so we need to be better and we will be better Monday.”
The Knights will use Sunday to rest up and do a video review of the game to figure out what to do next. London and Owen Sound will face off in the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Theatre on March 28 and March 30. Puck drop for both games will be 7 p.m.