Abbotsford blanks Lake Erie 1-0; takes the two game opening season set. The Monsters were held to 19 shots on goal and finished 0-6 on the power play. What hasn't helped matters for Lake Erie is that they are currently playing without the services of Patrick Rissmiller, Mark Olver, Joey Hishon, and Mike Carman due to injuries.
Evan Brophey led the team in shots with four. Trevor Cann stopped 28 shots and was named the third star of the game. The Monsters will host Rochester next Friday.
Belleville shuts down Kingston 3-0. The Bulls controlled the game with a 39-21 shot advantage. Stephen Silas assisted the empty net goal scored by Belleville. Neither team was able to score on the power play. Belleville has won four of their first seven games on the season.
Shawinigan doubles up Blainville-Boisbriand 4-2. Defenseman Dillon Donnelly was plus two for the game and was credited with one hit. He was also penalized for roughing early in the third period. Shawinigan has earned victories in eight of 12 games to start the season.
Saskatoon scores three times in the first period; dumps Edmonton 5-1. Despite the outcome, the Oil Kings did have a 34-25 shot advantage. Duncan Siemens had a busy evening. He scored his first goal of the season with 40 seconds remaining in the first period. He also assisted on a third period tally. Siemens was involved in a fight in the third frame. He was named the first star of the game and had a plus three rating.
Portland fires 44 shots on goals, edges Prince Albert 5-4. Troy Rutkowski was plus two on the night. Three of the Winterhawks goals were scored on the power play.
Seattle wins their first game of the season 5-4. Calvin Pickard stopped 39 shots enroute to the win. The Thunderbirds were 2-4 on the power play.
Boston University hammers New Hampshire 5-0. The Wildcats were 0-6 on the power play. Kieran Millan stopped all 35 shots thrown at him. He was named the first star of the game.
Michigan sweeps the weekend set; tops Bentley 4-1. The Wolverines had a 43-22 shot advantage. Luke Moffatt assisted on goals scored in the first and second periods. He fired a shot on goal and was plus one for the contest.
Minnesota scores two goals in each period; thumps Sacred Heart 6-0. Minnesota had a decisive 45-20 shot advantage. Nate Condon assisted on a goal scored in the second period. He had a plus one rating, but was held to one shot goal. Kent Patterson earned second star of the game honors with his 20 save performance. He is 2-0 on the young season.
IceBreaker (Grand Forks, ND)
Boston College scores four in the second; skates past North Dakota 6-2. Each club was 1-6 on the power play. Paul Carey registered one shot on goal and was plus one for the game. The Eagles are 2-0 to start the season.
KooKoo skates past LeKi 5-2. Sami Aittokallio stopped 20 shots in the loss. He has lost both starts with LeKi this season.