12/4 recap: Friday night fever for Lagacé

Jacob Lagacé notched his second consecutive Friday night hat trick, including goals just :18 apart, as Chicoutimi lost a 7-6 overtime decision to Rouyn-Noranda. The Sagueneens scored six times in a wild, nine-goal third period but surrendered the game winner just :23 into the extra session. The game's #2 star, Lagacé (+2, 10 SOG) also added an assist to raise his season totals to 22 goals and 42 points while extending his point streak to 11 games. The hat trick was his third of the season.

In the OHL, Zack Kassian posted a goal and an assist, but Peterborough suffered several defensive lapses in an 8-4 loss at Kitchener. The 6'3 crash-and-banger finished a season-low -3 but still earned the game's #3 star.

Nick Crawford scored a late goal on the power play as Barrie kept rolling with a 6-3 win over Erie. The Colts move to 17-0-0-1 in their last 18 games, and current sit at #3 in the CHL Mastercard Rankings.

Marcus Foligno was even as Sudbury won their second straight game 5-4 over Brampton.

In the WHL, Brayden McNabb was -1 as Kootenay fell to Prince George, 4-1.

Jordon Southorn was even as PEI defeated Halifax, 8-5. Joel Champagne (TOR) scored four goals to pace the Rocket.

Maxime Legault was -1 as Shawinigan was shut out by Baie-Comeau, 2-0.

In NCAA action, Corey Tropp scored the only goal of the game in Michigan State's 1-0 shutout of Northern Michigan. The goal, Tropp's 11th of the season, broke the scoreless tie with 6:07 left in regulation.

Brad Eidsness stopped 29 pucks to earn his eighth win of the season as #3 North Dakota defeated #12 Duluth, 4-2. Corey Fienhage continued his simplistic yet effective play in relief of senior captain Chay Genoway, finishing even with a shot on goal in the Sioux victory.

Elsewhere, Nick Eno made 25 saves in Bowling Green's 2-1 loss to Lake Superior.

Drew MacKenzie was +1 as #19 Vermont played to a 3-3 tie with Boston University.

Connor Knapp watched as creasemate Cody Reichard stopped all 24 shots throw at him in Miami's 1-0 blanking of #14 Notre Dame. With Knapp allowing five second period goals last weekend against North Dakota, it is unclear if coach Enrico Blasi rides the hot goalie or elects to stick to his set schedule of Knapp getting the Saturday nods.

Justin Jokinen was scratched for the third straight game as Minnesota State downed Minnesota, 3-1. The sophomore has just one goal in ten games and needs to be more consistent in order to stick as a regular in the Maverick forward lineup.
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