Saturday, December 15, 2018

Domi and Horvat pace London past Kitchener

Knights win 2-0; lead series 2-0
By Mark Schadenberg
As a graduate of radio broadcasting at Fanshawe College (1987, Yes, I'm that old!), and seven years as a full-time sports reporter / editor at The Woodstock Sentinel-Review, I truly do not often refer to my past life here or elsewhere.
After today's Game 2 between the London Knights and Kitchener Rangers, I posted this story to Canadian Press:

Two late goals lead London to victory
LONDON -- A Max Domi goal 15:24 into the third period Sunday snapped a 0-0 deadlock and sent the London Knights to a 2-0 victory in Game 2 of their Ontario Hockey League Western Conference semifinal with the Kitchener Rangers.
London owns a 2-0 advantage in the best-of-seven with Game 3 slated for Monday (7 p.m.) in Kitchener.

On Domi's fourth of the post-season, London's Chris Tierney was falling behind Kitchener's net but was still able to backhand the puck out front allowing Domi to slide it under Rangers goalie John Gibson.
Just over three minutes later, Bo Horvat would collect his fourth of the playoffs by controlling the puck down the left wing side, cutting quickly to the net and beating Gibson under his left pad.
Gibson, who was the MVP of the world juniors in winning gold for Team USA, stopped 28 of 30 overall.
London goalie Anthony Stolarz, who is signed by Philadelphia, stopped all 34 shots he faced and has allowed just eight goals in more than six games (388 minutes) in the playoffs with a 1.24 GAA and .959 save percentage.
The Knights are now unbeaten in six playoff games after finishing first overall in the regular season with 50 wins.
Kitchener was 0-for-7 on the powerplay -- London 0-for-3.
The busy Budweiser Gardens venue on Sunday featured a different-sport doubleheader as immediately following the OHL contest the ice was covered for a National Basketball League of Canada finals game between the London Lightning and Summerside Storm.

Full-Time Realtor
By the way, I always consider myself now a full-time Realtor with a broadcasting hobby. Most real estate people have sideline interests, hobbies, activities or a significant commitment to a sport -- my hobby just happens to put my mug on TV.
Here's a picture of me interviewing London Knights third round pick Mitchell Kreis in the second intermission. I 'borrowed' this photo from Mitchell's Twitter account.

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