Lake Erie blanks Grand Rapids 3-0; splits the two game set. Cedrick Desjardins turned in a spectacular performance with 37 saves, including 17 stops in the third period. He was named the first star of the game and earned his seventh win of the season.
Offensively, Greg Mauldin opened the scoring with his seventh goal of the season on the power play in the first period. Patrick Rissmiller playing in just his second game of the season, recorded his first tally of the year in the second period (also on the power play). Justin Mercier capped off the scoring late in the third period with his fifth marker of the season.
Tyson Barrie contributed with two assists and was named the third star of the game. Mauldin earned second star of the game honors. The Monsters killed off all four Griffins power play opportunities. Lake Erie sits a game under 0.500 with the victory.
Belleville upends Plymouth 5-1. The Whalers winning streak ends at five. Garrett Meurs was minus one on the night for Plymouth. Defenseman Stephen Silas was on the positive side with a plus one rating for the Bulls. The clubs combined to go 0-8 on the power play. Belleville has won six of their last 10 games.
Shawinigan thumps Rouyn Noranda 7-0. The Cataractes exploded for four goals in the first period. Dillon Donnelly assisted on one of those first period tallies and dished out three hits in the game. He ended the night with a plus two rating. Shawinigan has won five games in a row.
Blainville-Boisbriand skates past Val-d'Or 5-2. Neither club was able to convert on the power play. Gabriel Beaupre assisted on the opening goal scored in the contest. He was credited with a single hit in the game. Val-d'Or is winless in their last five games.
Kelowna dumps Saskatoon 5-1. The Rockets were 3-8 on the power play. Duncan Siemens was penalized for hooking and boarding in the first and second periods respectively. The Blades have won just two of their last 10 games.
Tri-City tops Seattle 5-3. Both teams finished 0-4 with the man advantage. Calvin Pickard made 38 saves in the loss. The Thunderbirds have dropped back-to-back games.
Portland out lasts Spokane 8-6. Troy Rutkowski did not factor in on the scoring for the Winterhawks and was minus two for the game. Despite all the scoring, only one goal came on the power play. Portland improves to 21-11-2-1 with the win.