Luke Adam scored his 11th goal of the year on Friday as Cape Breton defeated Halifax, 4-1. Adam, who was nmed the game's #3 star, helped pace the Eagles attack with a game-best six shots on goal. The reliable center is currently 7th in QMJHL scoring with 26 points. Elsewhere in the Q, Maxime Legault scored two goals including an empty netter as Shawinigan outlasted Gatineau, 5-3. On Thursday, Legault was held without a point in the Cataractes' 4-1 loss to Rouyn-Noranda. Jordon Southorn had an assist as PEI dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to Quebec. In the WHL, Brayden McNabb picked up a power play assist in Kootenay's 2-1 win over Brandon. The big lefty has three goals and 16 points for the Ice (6-11). In Friday night OHL play, Marcus Foligno had a pair of first period assists as Sudbury edged Niagara, 5-4. The gritty winger caused a major scrum to earn two of his eight penalty minutes late in the second period after he was hit from behind. On Wednesday, Foligno was +1 in a loss at Soo. Zack Kassian earned a checking to the head minor and a misconduct for abuse of officials as Peterborough lost at Mississauga-St. Mike's, 4-3. As expected, Kassian returned to the Petes lineup on Thursday, picking up checking to the head and cross-checking minors in 6-4 win over Oshawa. Nick Crawford was +1 in Saginaw's 6-1 win over Sarnia. In NCAA play, Drew MacKenzie assisted on the only Catamount goal as Vermont lost at Maine, 4-1. Alex Biega was +1 with a shot on goal as Harvard opened their regular season scehdule with a 5-3 win over Dartmouth. Entering the night as the nation's leading scorer, Corey Tropp finished even as Michigan State defeated Western Michigan, 2-1. Nick Eno watched as Bowling Green played to a 3-3 tie with Nebraska-Omaha. In Denver, Justin Jokinen was -1 as Mankato lost to the Pioneers, 4-3. Jokinen was involved in an unfortunate play in the third period that saw Denver goalie Marc Cheverie taken off the ice on a stretcher with a severe cut to his calf. Breaking towards the goal, Jokinen was taken down by defenseman Patrick Wiercioch, at which point he slid backwards into the Pio crease where his skate caught the goaltender on his back of his lower leg. In USHL play, Mark Adams was even as Chicago was blanked by Cedar Rapids, 2-0.
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