Lake Erie falls 2-1 in their home opener to Abbotsford. The Monsters were out shot 31-23 and were 0-3 on the power play. The lone Monsters tally was scored by Greg Mauldin, past the midway point of the first period; Cameron Gaunce and Stefan Elliott were credited with the assists.
Trevor Cann, who is expected to start the bulk of the games until Cedrick Desjardins returns from injury, had 29 saves. Mauldin led the club in shots with five and was named the third star of the game. Lake Erie will face Abbotsford again on Saturday
Plymouth scores twice in the third period; upends Kingston 3-1. Garrett Meurs assisted on a second period goal and recorded his second goal of the season on a power play early in the third period. The tally turned out to be the game winner. Meurs was penalized for slashing late in the first frame, but earned third star of the game honors.
Val-d'Or blanks Chicoutimi 1-0. The lone goal was scored with 45 seconds remaining in the opening period. Gabriel Beaupre fired one shot on goal and received an unsportsmanlike conduct minor in the third frame. Chicoutimi was 0-6 on the power play.
Blainville-Boisbriand edges Shawinigan 4-3 in a shoot-out. Dillon Donnelly recorded his first point of the year. He had the primary assist on a short-handed goal scored in the first period. Blainville-Boisbriand won the shoot-out 3-2.
Everett doubles up Portland 4-2. The Winterhawks had a 42-31 shot advantage. Troy Rutkowski did not factor in the scoring and was even for the game. Portland was a meager 1-8 on the power play.
Prince Albert dumps Seattle 5-0. Calvin Pickard was pulled half way through the third period after allowing five goals on 39 shots. He has faced 120 shots in his first three starts, all losses. Seattle went 0-4 with the man advantage.
Michigan throttles Bentley in shots 49-19; wins game 5-1. Luke Moffatt launched four shots on goal. He also assisted on a late third period tally scored by the Wolverines. Bentley's lone goal came on their only power play of the game in the first period.
Minnesota hammers Sacred Heart 9-0. The Gophers scored four goals in both the second and third periods. Nate Condon, who started the season on the third line, had two shots on goal. Condon received an assist on the final goal scored in the game. He finished the evening with a plus one rating. Goaltender Kent Patterson wasn't heavily tested, but stopped all 20 shots he faced.
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Boston College scores three times in the third period; tops Michigan State 5-2. The Eagles controlled most of the game; out-shooting the Spartans 35-19. Senior Paul Carey skated on the top line for BC, and assisted on the final goal scored by the Eagles. He fired three shots on net.