Lake Erie wins their first game at home, edges Toronto 2-1. Old friend Harrison Reed was added to the roster prior to the game on a PTO. The Monsters came out swinging, firing 16 shots on opposing goaltender Jussi Rynnas in the first period. However, former DU Pioneer Joe Colborne, stripped the puck from rookie defenseman Stefan Elliott to give the Marlies a 1-0 lead heading into the second period.
Brad Malone tied the game at the 7:08 mark of the second period period, it was his first tally of the season. Eric Hunter (1) scored the game winner at 8:47 of the third frame. He was named the first star of the game.
Trevor Cann stopped 31 shots, and has been in net for all three Monsters wins this season. He earned third star of the game honors. Justin Mercier, who assisted on both Lake Erie goals, was the second star of the game. The Monsters shut down the Marlies power play, they were 0-7. The two clubs will face each other again on sunday afternoon.
Oshawa dumps Belleville 5-1. The lone Bulls tally was on the power play, in which the club was 1-13. Defenseman Stephen Silas was minus one for the contest. Belleville drops to 7-6.
Sault Ste. Marie scores three times in the third period, upends Plymouth 5-3. Garrett Meurs was minus one on the evening. All three goals scored by the Whalers came on the man advantage. Plymouth falls to 7-6-2.
Shawinigan holds off Rimouski, with two first period goals, 2-1. Dillon Donnelly was penalized for high sticking late in the second period, which led to the lone Oceanic goal. The Cataractes were 1-8 on the power play.
Halifax uses two power play goals to trip up Val-d'Or 3-2. Gabriel Beaupre recorded his first goal of the season half way through the second period. He finished with a plus two rating, along with two shots on net.
Portland topples Lethbridge 4-1. The Winterhawks scored three times in the second period. Each team was 0-4 on the power play. Troy Rutkowski was even for the game. Portland improves to 8-6-1-1.
Seattle and Victoria each score three times in the third period; Thunderbirds take the game in the shoot-out 4-3. Calvin Pickard stopped 34 shots in regulation and in overtime. He was named the first star of the game. Seattle won the shoot-out 2-1.
Michigan shuts down Ferris State 4-0; sweeps the two game set. Neither club scored on the man advantage. Luke Moffatt centered the fourth line for the Wolverines and assisted on their opening score of the game. He fired a single shot on net. Michigan improves to 6-1-1.
Boston University and Massachusetts skate to a 2-2 tie. Kieran Millan stopped 32 shots and was named the second star of the game. The Minutemen were 1-6 on the power play.
Boston College doubles up UMass-Lowell 4-2. Paul Carey fired four shots on net and recorded his second goal of the season. The tally was the lone power play goal scored by either team. The Eagles improve to 6-1-1.
Minnesota blanks Alaska-Anchorage 5-0. The Gophers scored twice on the power play on three opportunities. Kent Patterson made 22 saves in the contest. Nate Condon was held to one shot on net and was even for the game. Minnesota improves to 6-1.
Ivy Shootout (Hanover, NH)
Princeton and Yale finish in a 2-2 draw. Defenseman Gus Young skated on the top pairing for the Bulldogs, but was not involved in the game offensively. He was minus one on the evening.
Ilves is unable to hold on to a 2-0 lead, loses 3-2 in overtime to Tappara. Sami Aittokallio made 31 saves in the loss.