It may have taken a while for Alexander Galchenyuk to get his game together but he’s back in form and starting to show why he was the third overall pick in the 2012 entry draft. Galchenyuk scored the tieing goal and assisted on the game winner as the String defeated the Sudbury Wolves 3-2 Sunday in Sarnia.
In his last four games, all Sarnia wins, Galcheyuk has 5 goals and 6 assists -11 points. After missing all but a couple of games last season with a knee injury Galchenyuk got off to a predictable slow start to his season. In his first eleven games he scored 4 goals and 14 points. In his last nine he’s averaged two points a game, 9 goals – 9 assists.
In twenty games he has 13 goals and 19 assists and his 32 points leaves him in a second place tie in the OHL scoring race.
On the heels of the four game winning streak the Sting have taken over the lead in the OHL’s Western Conference with a 12-7-1 record.
……..At Portland Oregon, third round draft pick Tim Bozon of Kamloops was held off the scoresheet once again as the Blazers lost 3-1. After a 14 game winning streak, the Blazers have now lost five of their last six games. Another reason to back the argument for a junior hockey player’s association, Kamloops just came off a stretch of seven games in eleven nights and eleven in seventeen. Bozon, who just came off a one game suspension for a spitting incident against Edmonton, has 14 goals ad 18 assists in 32 games. His slump includes no goals his last six games and one assist over his last four.