The Ontario Hockey League beat Russia 4-1 on Thursday in game three of the 2019 CIBC Canada/Russia Series from the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium in Kitchener, Ontario. With the win, the Canadian Hockey League now has a two games to one lead.
Earlier in the week, Russia and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League split two games in New Brunswick. This is a six game series overall, with Russia playing two games each against top Canadian junior players from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Western Hockey League.
In the 4-1 OHL win over Russia, two players from the Ontario Hockey League led the team with two points each. Niagara IceDogs centre Akil Thomas of Toronto, Ontario, who was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings, had one goal and one assist, while Sudbury Wolves centre Quinton Byfield of Newmarket, Ontario had two assists. The other OHL goal scorers were London Knights centre Connor McMichael of Ajax, Ontario (first round pick of the Washington Capitals), Flint Firebirds centre Ty Dellandrea of Port Perry, Ontario (first round pick of the Dallas Stars) and Saginaw Spirit centre Cole Perfetti of Whitby, Ontario.
The fourth game of the series is Monday in London, Ontario. The WHL all-stars will then play Russia in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Wednesday and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on Thursday.