Lake Erie falls to Houston on the first game of their seven game road trip 3-0. The Monsters were out shot 41-25. Jason Bacashihua stopped 38 of the Aeros shots. He suffered his 11th loss of the season in regulation. One of the goals allowed by Bacashihua was a penalty shot goal in the first period.
What added to the Monsters problems on the evening was a power play that went 0-5. The Monsters get back on the ice on Saturday as they face the Texas Stars on the second leg of their seven game road trip. The club hopes to avoid a third straight loss.
Tulsa doubles up Quad City 4-2. Trevor Cann returned to the Oilers net after a long absence and made 37 saves in the victory for Tulsa. Cann recorded his fourth win of the season and was named the first star of the game. Tom Fritsche fired three shots on net for the Oilers as the team improved to 17-17-1.
Kingston upends Owen Sound 4-2. Joey Hishon was minus two for the Attack, but scored both goals for the club. His two tallies give him 24 on the season. Hishon is currently seventh in scoring in the OHL with 55 points in 28 games, but his team falls to 24-12-0-2 with the loss.
Erie skates past Kitchener 4-2. Brandon Maxwell allowed three goals on 36 shots. The fourth Otters goal was an empty netter. Maxwell drops to 16-7-3. His team is tied with the Owen Sound Attack in points, with 50, for the Midwest Division lead, but Kitchener does have a game in hand.
Saskatoon dumps Prince Albert 5-1. The Blades dominated in shots 50-26, but were 0-4 on the power play. Defenseman Stefan Elliott assisted on a second period Saskatoon goal and notched his 18th goal of the season in the third frame. Elliott earned first star of the game honors. The Blades are rolling with the best record in the league at 31-9-0-1.
Seattle holds off Kelowna 3-1. Calvin Pickard picked up his 16th win of the season, stopping 28 Rockets shots. The Thunderbirds currently hold the eighth spot in the Western Conference with a 17-15-3-4 record.
Michigan State blows two goal lead, trips up Michigan in overtime 4-3. Luke Moffatt moved up into the top six for the Wolverines, and it paid off for the freshman forward in the third period. He scored a power play goal at the 17:02 mark of the third frame to pull his club within one of Michigan State. The goal was Moffatt's third of the season. The Wolverines fall to 12-6-4.
Boston College tops Providence 4-1. Paul Carey earned a tripping penalty near the half way point of the first period. With 25 seconds remaining in the second frame, Carey recorded his ninth goal of the season. He fired three shots on the Friars net. BC improves to 14-5-0.
North Dakota throttles Robert Morris 8-0. Brad Malone assisted on two of the Sioux tallies as he centered the top line for the team. Malone registered two shots on net. Three of the North Dakota goals were with the man advantage. The Sioux improve to 15-5-2.
Minnesota dominates the US U-18 team 9-0. Kent Patterson played the first 32 minutes for the Gophers and stopped 15 shots. Backup Jake Kremer played the rest of the exhibition game. Nate Condon centered the third line for Minnesota, but had a quiet game. He was held without a shot on goal.