San Antonio 4 - Texas 3
With Ben Street in Denver with the Avalanche, other skaters for the Rampage have helped to fill the offensive void. On Saturday evening, Avs 2015 first round pick Mikko Rantanen stepped up to the challenge.
After a scoreless opening period, the Stars snatched the lead with a Gemel Smith goal early in the second period. Rantanen tied the game less than a minute later; his second goal of the season with San Antonio. Rantanen would find the back of the net again, and a Joey Hishon (1) tally would give the Rampage a two goal advantage heading into the final period.
Recently recalled from Fort Wayne (ECHL), Trevor Cheek (1) made a quick contribution in the third period. Texas made things interesting with two goals of their own later in the third period, but the Rampage were able to hold on for the win. Calvin Pickard, with another stout performance, made 45 saves and was named the third star of the game. Rantanen, who had two assists in addition to his two goals, was named the first star of the game.
Kalamazoo 6 - Fort Wayne 4
Spencer Martin gave up all six goals in the loss; stopping just 21 shots. Cody Corbett had two helpers. Tyler Shattock and Dane Fox each had two goals for the Wings.
Halifax 5 - Baie-Comeau 4 - F/OT
The Mooseheads received two goals from Danny Moynihan; including the overtime winner. Nicolas Meloche had two assists in the game for the Drakkar. One of the assists was on the tying goal for Baie-Comeau in the third period.
Gatineau 6 - Drummondville 3
The Olympiques set the tone of the game early with four goals in the opening frame. Sergei Boikov earned a power play assist in the third period. Vincent Milot-Ouellet scored twice for Gatineau.
Rouyn-Noranda 4 - Blainville-Boisbriand 2
The Huskies scored four unanswered goals after falling behind 2-0. JC Beaudin was credited with the game winner in the third period. He has 11 goals on the season. Julien Nantel was 15 of 19 in the faceoff circle. Beaudin added two assists and was named the first star of the game.
Val-d'Or 8 - Charlottetown 1
Anthony Richard, Jan Mandat, and Julien Gauthier each scored twice for the Foreurs. Alexis Pepin was credited with one hit in the game. Val-d'Or had three power play goals in the contest.
Saskatoon 4 - Red Deer 2
Cameron Hebig and Ryan Graham each had a goal and an assist for the Blades. Conner Bleackley had one shot in the game. Neither club scored on the power play.
Seattle 5 - Medicine Hat 2
Both goals for the Tigers came off the stick of Max Gerlach. Gustav Olhaver was even for the game. Keegan Kolesar scored twice for the victorious Thunderbirds.
Boston University 4 - Northeastern 1
AJ Greer is still looking for his first goal of the season. He had one shot on goal in the game. BU's offense, in part, was powered by Matt Grzelcyk and Doyle Somerby, who each had a goal.
Denver 3 - Colorado College 1
With the victory, the Pioneers sweep the weekend set. More importantly, in regards to the in-state rivalry, the Pioneers hold on the coveted Gold Pan for another season. Will Butcher assisted on Troy Terry's second career collegiate goal. Butcher was named the third star of the game.