John St. John Surpasses 500 Career Points in Outlaws Win

by Andre Spence

Yesterday the Oshawa Outlaws and Peterborough Timbermen faced off in the Millbrook Area.

The Outlaws won 17 to 13, with star forward John St. John reaching a milestone for the ALL earlier in the game. St. John became the first player in ALL history to obtain 500 career points. He was a key part of the Outlaw’s victory and now sits at 507 career points in the ALL.

Game Summary

Zach Tomkinson opened the game with a goal around three minutes in. It started a four-goal run that was capped by a St. John goal that was his 500 career point. Jacob Gasperetti scored for the Timbermen but the first quarter ended 5-1 for the Outlaws.

While Oshawa scored the first goal of the second quarter, Peterborough closed the gap. They scored three within five minutes, and following a goal from Nick Andreoli from the Outlaws, scored two more in the last two minutes of the half. Despite their dominance, Oshawa was up 7 to 6 by halftime.

The Outlaws took over in the third period. They scored six in a row, three coming from Alec Simons, and John St. John was involved in four. Peterborough scored the last goal of the quarter, but Oshawa led 13 to 7 heading to the final quarter.

The last period was almost even in the scoring. The Timbermen tried to catch up to the Outlaws and scored six goals. But Oshawa scored four of their own preventing this. The Outlaws saw themselves up by four in an entertaining game at the old barn in Millbrook, Ont.

The three stars of the game were from Oshawa. Alec Simons was the first star with five goals and one assist. John St. John was the second star with two goals and seven assists and rookie forward Gareth Haigh was the third star with six points, coming from four goals and two assists.