Attack Season Comes to an End at the Hand of the Knights
On Thursday night the Owen Sound Attack saw their 2022-23 OHL campaign come to an end, as they fell 5-0 to the London Knights, wrapping a 4-0 series win for the Knights.
Owen Sound struggled to get quality offence going throughout the series, and Game 4 was no different as they were limited to just 13 shots throughout the first two periods of play. When the Attack were able to get clean looks at the net they were from distant or without traffic, allowing Knights’ goalie Brett Brochu to make the easy saves.
The game was a chess match for much of period one, as neither team wanted to allow the other an opening for a quality chance on net, but the ice breaker came on the Knights second power play chance as Ryan Winterton’s one-time found the back of the net. London would extend their lead with just seconds left in the opening period as they gained open ice in front and chipped the puck over Attack goalie Corbin Votary.
Period two saw London control much of the play, as Owen Sound was unable to get any sustained offensive zone time. Though bending the Attack did not break, as over age goalie Nick Chenard took over between the pipes and kept his team in the game and series with some strong goaltending.
As Owen Sound was looking for a third period comeback, it was a tough break early into the frame that saw them go down 3-0, as the Knights drove the net an Attack player, in an attempt to clear the puck, swatted the puck towards the net catching Nick Chenard off-guard. The tough break seemed to deflate the Attack and though they continued to battle until the final buzzer the hill was just too steep to overcome and the Bears watched as their season came to an end.
The Owen Sound organization wants to congratulate the three over age players in Chenard, forward Matthew Papais and defensemen Nolan Seed for their incredible junior careers, and though the season did not end how they would have hoped, the Attack wish all three the best as they continue to pursue their future goals.
A big thanks to all the Bayshore faithful for cheering loud and proud all season long. You were there through the good times and bad and the Attack are excited for the best fans in the league too Bring the Roar into the 2023-24 OHL season.
Final the Attack want to congratulate the London Knights on a hard fought series and wish the Knights good luck throughout the rest of the OHL Playoffs.