Lake Erie edges Oklahoma City 2-1 in their regular season home opener. After a scoreless first period, newcomer Bill Thomas got the Monsters on the board; assists to Thomas Pock and Brad Malone. A power play goal tied the game for the Barons late in the second period.
Andrew Agozzino broke the tie late in the third for the Monsters, with a helper from Ben Wilson. Sami Aittokallio was impressive in his first start in an AHL uniform, stopped 29 of 30 shots. He was named the second star of the game. Agozzino and Thomas were named the first and third stars of the game respectively.
The game drew more than 12,000 spectators. The two clubs will face each other again on Saturday afternoon.
Rapid City trips up Denver 3-2 in a shoot-out. The Cutthroats scored twice in the third period to tie the game after falling behind 2-0. Kent Patterson made 28 saves in regulation and overtime. The Rush won the shoot-out 2-0.
Plymouth falls to London 4-1. The Knights built up a 3-0 lead before the Whalers finally got on the board with a power play goal in the third period. Garrett Meurs was even for the game. Plymouth has lost two games in a row.
Chicoutimi dumps Shawinigan 6-1. The Cataractes skid reaches three games. The club was unable to capitalize on any of their eight power play chances. Dillon Donnelly received a roughing penalty early in the first period and was involved in a fight later in the same frame. He ultimately received a game misconduct for the fighting incident.
Kootenay trims Saskatoon 4-3. The Blades struggles continue as their losing streak reaches five games. Duncan Siemens was minus one for the game. Saskatoon's effort was better; coming back from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits. However, the Ice scored late in the third period to break the hearts of the Blades.
Lethbridge skates past Prince George 3-2. After two Russell Maxwell goals in the first period for the Hurricanes, Prince George tied up the game with goals in the second and third periods. Troy Bourke assisted on the early third period goal for the Cougars. Lethridge would take the lead for good with a tally later in regulation.
Kamloops tops Spokane 5-1. The Blazers took control of the game early on with three first period goals. Colin Smith assisted on two of those goals and added a helper in the third period. His club had two power play goals in the game, whereas the Chiefs were 0-4. The Blazers are living up to their name and have won seven of eight games.
After a heartbreaking loss on Thursday evening, Michigan tramples RIT 7-2. The Wolverines controlled the game throughout, out-shooting the Tigers 51-23. Luke Moffatt assisted on a AJ Treais third period marker and finished with one shot in the game. RIT finished 0-4 with the man advantage.
Minnesota topples Michigan State in their home opener 5-1. Nate Condon assisted on a power play goal in the third period for the Gophers. He had three shots in the game. The Spartans scored late in the third period to avoid the shutout; finished 0-3 on the power play.