Erie Otters forward Dylan Strome scored a pair Wednesday night during a 5-1 win over the London Knights. It was his second goal that came about following a very unique sequence.
As Strome entered the Knights’ zone, he bumped into London defenseman Brandon Crawley, knocking the stick out of his hands. Crawley, realizing he needed a stick to defend, then proceeded to swipe Strome’s, which did not please the Otters’ captain.
After yelling at the refs Strome took matters into his own hands and skated over and picked up Crawley’s stick that was still laying on the ice in the faceoff circle. You already know what happened next.
“That was one of the weirdest plays ever,” Strome said via Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers. “I was skating in front of the net and he had my stick, so I was yelling at the ref. I just thought I should probably grab his stick. We’re in the O-zone. I got pretty pissed off. We made a couple of plays and I got to the net and it worked out pretty well.”
Strome’s goal came via an assist from Chicago Blackhawks prospect Alex DeBrincat, who reached the 100-point mark for the third season in a row. As for Strome, as Victor Fernandes pointed out, his three-point night gives him 47 points in 20 games since he was sent back to junior by the Arizona Coyotes in November.
The Otters would go on to win their 11th straight and maintain their Western Conference lead in the OHL four points ahead of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.
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