Lake Erie skates past Hamilton 4-2. The Monsters have won seven of their last 10 games. Lake Erie received goals from Cameron Gaunce (2) and Julian Talbot (8) in the first period while holding the Bulldogs to four shots. David Van der Gulik (11) would score in the second period and Greg Mauldin (10) capped off the Monsters scoring in the final frame.
Gaunce, Van der Gulik, and Talbot were named the three stars of the game. The Monsters held Hamilton to 21 total shots in the game and John Grahame stopped 19 of them. The Bulldogs were 0-4 on the power play, while the Monsters scored twice with the man advantage. Lake Erie's critical five game road trip takes them to Toronto on Saturday.
Rapid City trips up Tulsa 2-1. Trevor Cann made 31 saves in the loss. Each club scored once of the power play. Despite the loss, the Oilers have already clinched a playoff spot.
Owen Sound edges Kitchener 3-2. Joey Hishon returned to the Owen Sound lineup after serving his six game suspension and the forward did not fail to make an impact in his return. Hishon stole the puck from inside the blue line and scored a short-handed goal in the late stages of the second period that would prove to be the game winner. He was named the third star of the game.
Brandon Maxwell took the loss in net and stopped 28 shots. He has lost 13 times in regulation this season. The Rangers were 0-3 on the power play. The Attack have opened up a five point lead for top spot in the Western Conference, with only four games remaining in the regular season for each club.
Belleville trims Sudbury 4-3 in a shoot-out. Stephen Silas assisted on a third period power play goal. The Bulls would score twice on nine power play opportunities. Belleville is currently sitting in what would be the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with a record of 20-40-0-4.
Saskatoon falls to Brandon in overtime 4-3. Stefan Elliott was held off the score sheet, but was plus one for the game. The Blades were not issued any power plays during the game. All four penalties in the game were taken by Saskatoon. The Blades are 7-2-1-0 in their last 10 games.
Kelowna dumps Kamloops 5-1. The Rockets were 4-9 on the power play. Tyson Barrie recorded his 11th goal of the season in the third period. He also assisted on two second period power play goals. Barrie was named the first star of the game. The Rockets have won three games in a row.
Portland doubles up Everett 6-3. The Silvertips were 0-7 with the man advantage. Troy Rutkowski recorded an assist on a second period power play tally. He was penalized for tripping in the first period and interference in the second. The Winterhawks are 8-2 in their last 10.
Seattle nips Chilliwack 3-2 in overtime. Both Thunderbirds goals in regulation came on the power play. Calvin Pickard made 23 saves during regulation and did not face a shot in the overtime session. Pickard won his 25th game of the season.
CCHA Tournament -- Quarterfinals -- Game 1
Michigan throttles Bowling Green 5-1. Luke Moffatt fired four shots on goal and notched his fifth goal of the season. He was plus one for the game. The Wolverines had a 41-24 shot advantage.
Hockey East Tournament -- Quarterfinals
Boston College upends Massachusetts 4-1. Paul Carey did not factor in on the scoring, but did have six shots on goal for the Eagles. Each club was able to score a power play goal. Carey was plus one for the contest and did skate on the second line for BC.
Game 2 -- 1-0 Northeastern
Boston University tops Northeastern 5-2; forces a deciding game three. Kieran Millan made 30 saves in the game. He has 16 wins on the season. Game three is set for Sunday.
WCHA Tournament -- First Round -- Game 1
Alaska-Anchorage stuns Minnesota 4-3. The Seawolves had a 36-23 shot advantage. Nate Condon skated on the third line for the Gophers, but was minus two for the game. Kent Patterson allowed all four goals on 36 shots, as his record falls to 14-8-6.
North Dakota hammers Michigan Tech 8-0. The Sioux held the Huskies to just 16 shots. Brad Malone assisted on two goals. He was also penalized for roughing and interference in the second period.