London Knights edge Ottawa 67’s in an actual Friday night shootout – London

London Knights edge Ottawa 67’s in an actual Friday night shootout – London

The London Knights and Ottawa 67’s played 135 minutes of regular and extended hockey against each other in the 2022–23 season.

They scored two goals.


But the level of entertainment in two Knights shootout victories was off the charts.

London defeated Ottawa 2-1 in a shootout at TD Place in Ottawa, Ontario on Friday night.

The Knights defeated the 67ers 1-0 in another shootout on December 9 in London, Ontario.

Ruslan Gazizov scored the deciding goal in the fourth round, but saves by Knights rookie goaltender Zach Bowen on penalties and in regular time earned him his hometown’s first star.

Growing up just outside of Ottawa, Ontario in Kanata, Bowen made 28 stops in the first 65 minutes of the game.

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He made a save in the third round of penalties on 67 sniper Vinzenz Rohrer when Rohrer returned to the lineup from injury. London striker Ryan Winterton then scored to extend the penalty shootout and Bowen then made a save against Will Gerrior to open the door for Gazizov’s finish.

Ruslan Gazizov wins the game for the @LondonKnights in a shootout.

— Mike Stubbs (@stubbs980) January 28, 2023

The only shot that defeated Bowen during the game was a rebound from a Brady Stonehouse shot that hit Matthew Mayich directly at 4:58 of the third period. The game ended 1:1.

The Knights had led from the 5:30 mark of the first period.

Denver Barkey won seven of the eight faceoffs he played in the opening period. He won back-to-back draws against Alec Leonard in the Ottawa Zone, and twice took out a hard shot on Leonard. The first time it was stopped and held by 67 goalie Max Donoso. On the second shot, Leonard hit the post and gave London a 1-0 lead.

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London nearly won the game twice before the shootout even happened.

Barkey fed Brody Crane with 14.7 seconds left in the third period and then with seconds going to zero in overtime, Easton Cowan fought his way to the net and got a shot away that Max Donoso saved from the 67ers.

Ottawa overtook London by 28:25.

The win improved the Knights’ road record to 15-4.

Bowen has now won nine games in a row.

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Levin leads the U20s

London Knights and St. Thomas Stars forward Mike Levin plays for Israel at the Division III World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and is a big reason Israel could move up a division after the tournament.

In two games, Levin has five goals and three assists for eight points. He has scored two shorthanded goals and was a finisher for a team early on at the top of their group. Israel defeated South Africa 16-1 and then Bulgaria 8-0. They will end their round-robin plan against Turkey on January 29th.

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Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Levin moved to Toronto with his family in 2012.

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Here they are‼️

Your 67-year-olds will be wearing these Pride 🏳️‍🌈 jerseys, designed by queer artist @flyerswitch, to Friday’s Pride Night!

— Ottawa 67s (@Ottawa67sHockey) January 21, 2023

Pride night in Ottawa, Ontario.

The Ottawa 67 hosted Pride Night when they took on the London Knights. The 67ers wore jerseys designed by Mio Linzie, who has created artwork that has been used in the National Hockey League, Premier Hockey Federation and now the OHL. Linzie explained at that the logo’s flower-like look should have meaning.

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“It’s not in a box. It can be outside and exploring, it’s a metaphor for the queer community. I wanted it to feel like that,” Linzie said.

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London will end their three-game road trip on Saturday night in Kingston, Ontario.

The Knights and Frontenacs have not played each other in a game since February 15, 2020. Kingston is the only team not to have played London 2022-23 up to this point.

Coverage begins at 6:30 am on 980 CFPL, on and on the Radioplayer Canada app.

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