11/18-20 Recap: Six-pack for Lagacé, Kassian helps thrice

Jacob Lagacé scored his 14th goal of the year on Friday as Chicoutimi lost to Bathurst in a shootout, 5-4. Tied for 9th in QMJHL scoring, the 5'11 forward misfired as the first Sags shooter in the deciding frame. Lagacé now has 14+ goals and 16 assists in 20 games this season, including points in six straight game since missing a week from a sketchy hit to the head by Quebec's Danick Paquette (ATL).

Elsewhere in the QMJHL, Maxime Legault scored his sixth goal of the year as Shawinigan spanked Quebec, 6-1.

Jordon Southorn was +1 in PEI's 5-4 loss to Moncton. 2009 eligible Brandon Gormley (6'2, 190 lbs.) earned an assist for the Wildcats.

In OHL play, Zack Kassian collected three assists, including help on the overtime game winner, as Peterborough won a 4-3 battle with Oshawa. The output was the first three-point effort of the season (16 games) for the 6'3 banger.

Nick Crawford assisted on the overtime game winner as Barrie got past Brampton, 3-2. The win was the tenth in a row for the red hot Colts, with Crawford scoring a goal and four assists in four games since his arrival from the Spirit.

Marcus Foligno was even as Sudbury carried the pace in a 3-0 shutout of Saginaw. The 9-13-0-2 Wolves will face Mississauga on Saturday. They haven't beaten the Majors since January 2006.

In Friday NCAA play, Nick Eno made 29 saves as Bowling Green scored three third period goals to surprise sputtering #16 Michigan, 4-2. The win was the first of Eno's career against the traditional CCHA power. The two clubs will complete the home-and-home Saturday night in Toledo.

In Cambridge, Alex Biega (-1) posted an assist and five shots on net in Harvard's 3-2 loss to St. Lawrence. The senior captain was again paired with freshman brother, Danny.

In WCHA action, Brad Eidsness made 33 stops as #2 North Dakota dropped a physical 1-0 decision at #3 Denver. Drew Shore beat the Sioux netminder on a power play tap-in midway through the second period for the only goal of the night. Corey Fienhage played his second straight game for the injured Chay Genoway, finishing even with an interference minor while paired with freshman Andrew MacWilliam. DU's Marc Cheverie earned his fourth shutout of the season in his first game back after suffering a leg laceration three weeks ago.

Justin Jokinen returned to the lineup with three shots on goal as Minnesota State lumped #10 Alaska-Anchorage, 8-2. The sophomore wing was a scratch in last Saturday's loss to Colorado College.

In the CCHA, Connor Knapp took his usual Friday reserve post as #1 Miami downed Western Michigan, 3-0. The 6'5 sophomore looked sharp last Saturday in a tie with Ferris State and is expected to get the nod again in the closer against the unranked Broncos.

Rounding out Friday's slate, Mark Adams was -1 as Chicago smoked Waterloo, 7-2.

On Thursday, Corey Tropp was credited with an assist as #6 Michigan State played to a 1-1- tie with #14 Notre Dame. The two clubs will complete the series on Sunday with a 4:00 start in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The offsite match-up will be a precursor to the city hosting the NCAA Midwest regionals in March.

On Wednesday, Nick Crawford was +1 as Barrie dumped Peterborough, 6-2. Zack Kassian was -2 for the Petes.

Marcus Foligno was -1 as Sudbury got bombed by Sault Ste. Marie, 7-0.
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