Lake Erie edges Hamilton in a shoot-out 2-1. Ryan Stoa was the hero for the Monsters, scoring the only goal in the shoot-out. He was named the first star of the game. Both goals in regulation were scored in the first period. The Monsters tally was scored late in the frame by Dean Strong (3).
Cedrick Desjardins, who earned third star of the game honors, made 29 saves and stopped all five Bulldogs chances in the shoot-out. With the win, the Monsters now trail eighth place Houston by three points, but the Aeros do have three games in hand. Lake Erie begins a two-game set with the Charlotte Checkers on Saturday.
Plymouth trips up Brampton in a shoot-out 3-2. Garrett Meurs came up empty handed offensively during regulation and did not get an opportunity in the shoot-out. He was however penalized for slashing in the second period. The Whalers are currently enjoying a four game winning streak and have clinched first-place in the West Division.
Belleville doubles up Mississauga 4-2. The Bulls broke up a 2-2 tie with a power play goal late in the third period, before putting the game away with an empty net tally. Stephen Silas was even for the game. Belleville has won back-to-back contests.
Sudbury upends Kitchener 8-5. All five goals for the Rangers came on the power play. As for Sudbury, Michael Sgarbossa was the offensive star with two goals and three assists. Sgarbossa's second goal came on a penalty shot scored late in the third period. He was named the first star of the game.
Val-d'Or stuns Victoriaville in a shoot-out 3-2. Gabriel Beaupre was minus one during regulation and was credited with two hits in the game. He was penalized for roughing with a handful of seconds remaining in the overtime session. The Foreurs won the shoot-out 1-0. Val-d'Or is 7-2-0-1 in their last 10 games.
Chicoutimi scores three times in the third period, comes back to beat Shawinigan 5-4. Dillon Donnelly returned to the lineup after missing some time with a concussion. He was plus one for the game. Each team was 0-2 on the power play.
Portland skates past Tri-City 6-4. The Winterhawks scored once on three power play chances. Troy Rutkowski assisted on both Portland goals scored in the final frame. Portland has won 11 of their last 12 games.
Everett blanks Seattle 4-0. Calvin Pickard gave up all four Silvertips goals on 30 shots. The Thunderbirds were 0-5 with the man advantage. Seattle has lost three straight and has dropped to ninth in the Western Conference.
Princeton falls to Yale 4-2. Each team scored once on the power play. Gus Young skated on the second defensive pairing for the Bulldogs. He did not register a shot on goal and was even for the game. Young was penalized for cross-checking late in regulation.
Boston College dumps Vermont 5-1. The Eagles have clinched at least a tie for first in the Hockey East conference. Paul Carey fired two shots on net and opened the game's scoring with his 13th tally of the season. He was plus one for the game.
Boston University scores four times in the second frame, topples Northeastern 5-2. Kieran Millan stopped 25 shots during the game. He was also credited with the secondary assist on a short-handed goal scored by the Terriers in the second frame. Millan won his 18th game of the season.
Minnesota clinches the WCHA regular season title, but loses to Wisconsin 4-1. Kent Patterson allowed all four Badgers goals on 15 shots. Michael Shibrowski started the third period in his place for Minnesota. Up until that point, Patterson had been in net for every minute this season for the Gophers. Nate Condon had two shots in the loss and was even for the game.