Lake Erie out chances Rochester, but drops the game 3-1. The Monsters have lost their first three games of the season and have been held to a total of three goals; two of which belong to Greg Mauldin. Mauldin's second goal of the season, scored late in the first period, was assisted by defensemen Tyson Barrie and Stefan Elliott.
Trevor Cann has started all three games for Lake Erie and stopped 21 shots in the loss. Barrie and Elliott led the team in shots with five each. The Monsters will next face the Toronto Marlies on Saturday afternoon.
Niagara out shoots Plymouth, but falls 6-3 to the Whalers. Garrett Meurs assisted on the final goal scored in the game. He was penalized for tripping in the first period and was plus one on the evening. Plymouth killed off all five Niagara power play opportunities.
Kamloops scores early in the overtime session, beats Portland 5-4. The Blazers game winner came just 21 seconds into the overtime period. Troy Rutkowski didn't record a point for the Winterhawks, but was penalized for elbowing early in the third period. Each club scored twice with the man advantage.
Seattle holds Vancouver to 20 shots, wins 3-2. The Thunderbirds have won two games in a row and Calvin Pickard has started all five games for the club this season. The Thunderbirds scored one goal in each period; two of them were on the power play.
Saskatoon fires off 54 shots, doubles up Everett 4-2. Duncan Siemens was plus one on the evening. The Silvertips were 0-2 with the man advantage. The Blades improve to 7-1.
Providence scores three times in the first period; holds off Boston University 5-3. BU netminder Kieran Millan allowed all five Friars goals on 30 shots. Each club scored once on the power play. The Terriers fall to 1-1 on the early season.
Minnesota defeats defending champion Minnesota-Duluth 5-4 in overtime. The winning tally came off the stick of Nate Condon. The goal was his first of the season. Condon, who skated on the second line for the Gophers, had a total of six shots on net. He also assisted on a second period power play goal.
Kent Patterson was tested by the defending champs and made 46 saves in the victory. He has been in net for all three of Minnesota's wins to start the season.
Denver shuts down Boston College 4-2. Paul Carey had some chances, as he skated on the top line for the Eagles, but was uable to beat Denver goaltender Adam Murray with his five shots on net. Carey finished the game with a minus one rating. The Eagles drop to 2-1 on the season.