9/19 Recap: Kassian cashes winner

In Saturday night OHL action, #1 star Zack Kassian scored the game winning goal and added an assist Peterborough downed Belleville, 3-2. With his usual physical game on display, Kassian's tally midway through the third period held up at the visiting barn to get the Petes' off to a 2-0 regular season start. The Petes will go for three in a row on Thursday when they host the Hounds. In the QMJHL, Luke Adam (+1) made his Cape Breton debut a successful one, scoring a third-period goal in the Eagles 5-4 overtime loss at Saint John. Often found near the Sea Dogs cage, Adam also notched an assist and won 11 of 18 draws to earn the game's #2 star. Adam's last Q goal was on January 28th of last season. The Eagles will face Moncton on Sunday. One night removed from a four-point performance, Jacob Lagacé (+1) followed up with a goal and an assist as Chicoutimi dropped a 5-4 shootout decision to Quebec. The third-year man fired five shots on goal (a total of 12 in his first two games) en route to earning the game's #3 star. Lagacé was stopped by Remparts' netminder Peter Delmas in the shootout. In the wild west, Brayden McNabb scored his team's only goal as Kootenay was thumped by Red Deer, 7-1. Trailing 1-0 in the first period, McNabb snuck in on the power play and shoveled a wrister from the edge of the dot to tie the game at 15:47. It was all Rebels from there. After the two clubs squared off in an aggressive 2nd period, McNabb dropped the gloves in the final minutes with 6'3, 205-pound Cody Esposito. It was a frustrating night for the Ice getting outshot 50-15 and fighting off 11 Rebel power plays. Rounding out the Saturday skates, Marcus Foligno finished -2 with a minor penalty for contact to the head as Sudbury lost to Ottawa, 3-1. Nick Crawford was even in Saginaw's 3-2 win at Owen Sound. Starting the year with a pair of road wins, the Spirit will head home to host Plymouth on Thursday. On Friday, Mark Adams was +2 as Chicago defeated Indiana in a USHL pre-season match-up. The Steel will face off against Green Bay on Sunday.
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