Super Russian Alexander Khokhlachev, who electrified watchers with his preseason performance, scored in his OHL debut for the Spits. With his speed and pure skill, he's sure to be a B2011DW favorite. He and his team spoiled a great night from a pair of Plymouth Whalers in Garrett Meurs (three helpers) and Alex Aleardi (two goals). Aleardi is a small (listed at 5-9 and just 150 pounds), but skilled center from Michigan who was passed over in the draft and was acquired by Plymouth from Belleville last week. For more on Meurs, check out last month's OHL draft watch list-- he's in the top-10.
Whalers goalie Matt Mahalak faced just 22 shots (17 saves) and that was a tough performance to debut with, as expectations for him are very high this season. Windsor goalie Jack Campbell, the first-round selection of the Dallas Stars last June (11th overall), did what he does best: slam the door at crunch time. He was shaky early, but ended up making 27 saves on 31 shots to hold off the Whalers and secure the come-from-behind win.
So, in honor of Big Jack, here's his unofficial B2011DW theme song, even though his draft story is closed.