Jared Knight, London Knights Win OHL Championship Game 2
Boston Bruins prospect and 2010 draftee Jared Knight got an assist as part of the London Knights‘ 5-3 victory over the Niagara IceDogs in Game 2 of the OHL Championship on May 5. Not to be entirely outdone by his fellow Bruins prospect, Dougie Hamilton got an assist too.
Andrew Agozzino of the IceDogs pushed his team ahead by two when he put away two different power play goals, one at the beginning of the first period, one near the end. Freddie Hamilton assisted on his first PP tally, Dougie on the second one.
But the Knights would not leave the first period scoreless on their side: Jarred Tinordi scored for London with about two minutes left on the clock.
London’s Ryan Rupert tied it for the Knights before two minutes had elapsed in the second on an unassisted goal, but for the goal he scored to put the Knights ahead, he got a little help from his twin brother Matt Rupert. So, for those who notice things like this: the IceDogs and Knights both have a set of brothers on their roster.
Knight got his assist on a power play goal by Olli Maatta, a guy who absolutely needs to be picked up by the Bruins, according to people I know who love the OHL. He’s a 1994 baby, so he’ll be eligible for the NHL draft this year, and he’s a defenseman with 32 points on the season as a Knight (27 of those assists) and 20 points in London’s playoff run so far. Plus, hey, he can score on the power play!
Agozzino completed a hat trick when he scored his 11th goal of the playoffs near the end of the second period, but that would be the last of the offensive production by the IceDogs, who outshot the Knights 42-24 but just couldn’t get ahead. Rupert put away his third of the night too when he scored an empty net goal to seal the London victory.
The duel of the Bruins prospects will continue tonight at 7 p.m. in London.