Lake Erie wins back-to-back games, skates past San Antonio 3-1. The Monsters win the first game of their four game road trip. Luke Walker opened the scoring past the midway point of the first period with his seventh goal of the season. Greg Mauldin increased the Monsters lead to 2-0 in the second period on the strength of his eighth goal of the year.
In the third period, newly acquired defenseman, Danny Richmond, notched his first goal of the season on a power play. Gerald Coleman's shut out was spoiled with three seconds remaining in regulation. He ended up with 41 saves and was named in the first star of the game. Mauldin, with his goal, earned second star of the game honors. Lake Erie's road trip continues in Houston on Saturday.
Sarnia scores three times in the second period, stings Plymouth 4-1. Garrett Meurs was minus one for the Whalers. He found himself in the penalty box for slashing late in the third period. Sarnia was 0-5 on the power play. Plymouth is 6-4 in their last 10 games.
Belleville doubles up Kitchener 6-3. The Bulls scored four times in the third period and pounded 49 shots on net in the game. Defenseman Stephen Silas did not record a point in the game, but was plus three on the night. Despite their comeback, the Bulls were 0-4 on the power play.
Shawinigan throttles Val-d'Or 8-1. The Cataractes dominated in shots 49-19 and scored five times in the final period. Dillon Donnelly had a plus four rating for the game. He assisted on two of the Shawinigan goals that were scored in the third frame. Donnelly was penalized for roughing in the second period.
On the Val-d'Or side, Gabriel Beaupre was minus one and finished with three hits. Shawinigan continues to be one of the hotter clubs in the league and now have won eight of their past 10 games. Val-d'Or has now lost five in a row.
Saskatoon dumps Moose Jaw 6-2. Each club recorded a power play goal in the game. Blades captain, Duncan Siemens, assisted on the final goal scored in the game. He was plus two on the evening. Saskatoon is on a three game winning streak.
Portland hammers Everett 7-3. Five goals were scored between the two teams in the first period. Troy Rutkowski had one of those goals. The defenseman now has nine goals on the season. The Silvertips were 0-7 on the power play. The Winterhawks extend their winning streak to four games.
Seattle falls to Tri-City 4-1. The last two goals scored by the Americans were of the empty net variety. Calvin Pickard gave up two goals to Tri-City in the first period. He finished the game with 21 saves. The Thunderbirds have dropped their fourth straight game.
Michigan upends Miami 4-1. The Wolverines got off to a hot start with a three goal first period. Luke Moffatt found the back of the net in the second period on a power play for his fifth tally of the season. It was Moffatt's only shot in the game. Michigan improves to 16-9-4 with the victory.
St. Lawrence trips up Yale in overtime 4-3. The Bulldogs were 0-4 on the power play. Gus Young was called for holding in the first period. He was even for the contest and registered two shots on goal for Yale. The Bulldogs drop to 9-11-2.
Boston University tops Merrimack 4-1. Merrimack came up empty on six power play chances. Kieran Millan allowed one goal on 29 shots. He was named the third star of the game. The Terriers improve to 16-8-1.