11/8 Recap: Crawford quietly cranking; Adam eyes ten

Written By Kris Baker on Monday, November 9, 2009 | 11/09/2009

Nick Crawford scored a goal and an assist on Sunday as Saginaw doubled up Sault Ste. Marie, 6-3. Considered to be the Spirit's top shutdown defenseman, both of Crawford's points in the win came on the power play. His fifth multi-point effort of the season raises his total to 21 (4+17), good for third among all OHL blueliners behind Windsor's 2010 gem Cam Fowler (28) and teammate T.J. Brodie (23). In the QMJHL, Luke Adam extended his point streak to nine games with an assist as Cape Breton downed Val-d'Or, 5-2. The do-it-all, first-line center carried the pace for the Eagles, leading all skaters with eight shots on goal and six blocks while winning 10 of 17 faceoffs. Jacob Lagacé scored his 12th goal of the year as Chicoutimi lost to Drummondville, 6-4. His hustle down the middle was rewarded with the #3 star despite being a game=low -3. Jordon Southorn scored his third goal of the season in PEI's 5-2 win over Bathurst. In Hockey East, Drew MacKenzie (+1) set up the game winning goal as #16 Vermont blanked Providence, 3-0. The assist was MacKenzie's fourth of the season. Portland updates will resume this week.

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