Lake Erie skates past Hamilton 4-1. The Monsters sweep the home and home set with the Bulldogs and enter the AHL all star break winning eight of their last 10 games. Patrick Rissmiller opened the scoring for the Monsters and also added an empty netter. Lake Erie's lone all-star representative, Mark Olver, recorded his 20th goal of the season. His tally proved to be the game winner.
Ben Walter notched his 16th goal of the season on a power play in the third period. Justin Mercier contributed with two assists. John Grahame only faced 19 Bulldogs shots and earned his 13th win of the season. Rissmiller, Olver, and Grahame were named the three stars of the game.
The Monsters are in third place of the North Division with a record of 24-21-3-4 and trail first place Hamilton by four points. However, Hamilton has five games in hand and second place Manitoba has six games in hand over the Monsters. Lake Erie will continue their homestand this week with a pair of games against San Antonio and a visit from the Abbotsford Heat
Tulsa holds off Missouri 5-4. Trevor Cann earned the win stopping 30 of 34 shots. Cann has a 9-3 record with the Oilers. Each team was 0-4 on the power play. Tulsa now sits in second place of the Berry Conference with a record of 23-19-1.
Owen Sound doubles up Erie 6-3. Joey Hishon did not factor in on any of the Attack goals. He finished the game with a minus one rating. Hishon was hit with cross-checking and hooking minors in the first period for Owen Sound.
Sault Ste. Marie thumps Belleville 7-0. The Bulls were out shot 35-22. Defenseman Stephen Silas managed an even rating for Belleville. He was hit with an interference penalty late in the second period. The Bulls, who were 0-6 on the power play for the night, dropped to 14-29-0-3.
Saskatoon upends Swift Current 3-1. The Blades killed off all seven Broncos power play opportunities. Stefan Elliott was plus one for the contest. Saskatoon improves their league best record to 38-10-0-2.
Kelowna scores five times in the third period, beats Vancouver 7-3. Tyson Barrie assisted on the game's first goal. He finished with a plus one rating. The Rockets are on a six game winning streak and have jumped into first place of the BC Division.
Portland tops Seattle 5-2. The Thunderbirds held the edge in shots 45-42. Seattle is 1-7-1-1 in their last 10 games. Calvin Pickard had been the goaltender of record and picked up his 21st loss in regulation this season. Troy Rutkowski was even for the contest. The Winterhawks are now 19 games over 0.500.
Michigian State edges Michigan 2-1. The game was played at Joe Louis Arena in front of a crowd of 17,577. Luke Moffatt skated on the third line for the Wolverines and fired three shots on net. Michigan is a point behind CCHA leader Notre Dame, but does have two games in hand.
Boston University and Maine skate to a 1-1 tie. Kieran Millan had a busy night in net, stopping 41 of 42 Black Bears shots. He was named the first star of the game.
Boston College dominates UMass-Lowell 5-1. The Eagles had a 43-30 shot advantage. Paul Carey fired a shot on net and assisted on a late third period goal for Boston College. Carey has surpassed his point total (21) from his sophomore season. BC improves to 18-6-0.
North Dakota blanks Colorado College 6-0. The Fighting Sioux reclaim first place in the WCHA. Brad Malone assisted on a second period power play goal for North Dakota. He registered a single shot on net and finished with a plus two rating.
Alaska-Anchorage stuns Minnesota 1-0. The Gophers fall to 11-10-3. Nate Condon had three of the 30 shots on goal for Minnesota. He was penalized for roughing in the second period. Kent Patterson took the loss in net stopping 21 Seawolves shots. His individual record drops to 9-5-3.