Lake Erie doubles up Texas 4-2. The win puts the Monsters in a first place tie in the North Division with the Manitoba Moose (four games in hand). Matt Ford was the offensive star for the Monsters with two goals and an assist. He was named the first star of the game.
Other goals came from David Van der Gulik (8) and Joel Chouinard (5). Patrick Rissmiller and Ryan Stoa each contributed with two helpers. Jason Bacashihua started the game and made 29 saves; earning his 12th win of the season. Van der Gulik and Bacashihua were named the second and third stars of the game.
The Monsters will next face the Moose on Friday night in Manitoba.
Erie dumps Owen Sound 6-2. Despite the loss, the Owen Sound Attack have clinched a playoff spot. Joey Hishon was minus one for the contest, but did assist on one of the two Attack goals. His boarding penalty in the second period led to an Otters tally.
Ottawa comes back to beat Belleville 5-3. The Bulls blew a 3-0 lead. Neither club scored on the power play. It was a tough game for defenseman Stephen Silas who finished minus three for the contest. Belleville has lost three games in a row.
Saskatoon trips up Medicine Hat 5-4 in overtime. The Blades had the edge in shots 39-30. Stefan Elliott did not record a point, but was plus two for the game. Saskatoon leads the league in points with 92.
Kelowna skates past Vancouver 4-2. The Rockets have won two games in a row. Vancouver dominated in shots 44-22. Tyson Barrie was even for the game. The Giants were 0-2 on the power play.
CSKA falls to Metallurg Mg in a shoot-out 4-3. Denis Parshin did not score during regulation and was unable to convert on his shoot-out opportunity. He was minus one and finished with two shots on net.