Red Wings rebound to beat Capitals, 6-4

Hamilton Junior Red Wings overcame a three-goal deficit and downed the Brampton Capital 6-4 in Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League play.

The win left Hamilton in third place, one point behind the Capitals and four back of the Oakville Blades.

Hamilton got goals from six players, Josh Van Dyk, Jeff Barbieri, Frankie Grandits, Corey Stringer, Steve Mullin, and Marc Hagel in picking up its 27th win of the season. Van Dyk also had a pair of assists for a three-point night while Kyle Jukosky and Spencer Abbott each had two assists. Barbieri had one helper along with his goal.

The Capitals had taken a 3-0 lead by the time the period was just over 13 minutes old at the Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena.

Van Dyk’s powerplay goal at 16:08 cut into the Capitals lead but Brampton took a 3-1 margin into the dressing room.

Barbieri connected just two minutes into the middle stanza to cut the lead in half but six minutes later the Capitals had a 4-2 cushion. Grandits and Stringer replied for the Wings to start the third period at 4-4.

Mullin, on one of three powerplay goals Hamilton had on the night, scored what would stand as the game winner before the final period was two minutes old. Hagel had the insurance marker at 8:53.

Cam Talbot stopped 30 of the 34 shots the Capitals had while the Red Wings tested Wyatt Russell with 41 shots.

Jessie Chidwick, Matt Ferreira, Cody Crichton, and Kevin Tuckey had the Brampton goals.

The Red Wings are off until Saturday, Jan. 6 when the visit the Junior Buffalo Sabres. Next home game for the Wings is Monday, Jan. 8 when the Bramalea Blues visits for a 7:30 p.m. game.