Zack Kassian posted two assists Thursday as Windsor cruised to a 4-1 win over Belleville. Kassian ranks eighth in the OHL in scoring with 16 points (5+11) through just seven games. The Spits (6-5-0-1) will square off with Guelph on Friday.
Marcus Foligno earned a pair of assists including a set-up of the game winning goal as Sudbury needed overtime to get a 4-3 win over Barrie. The effort ups Foligno's point total to eight in seven games for the Wolves (2-6-0-1), who will engage in a rematch with the Colts on Friday.
Also from the OHL, Steven Shipley picked up a power play assist off a rebound as Niagara stayed hot with a 4-1 win over Guelph. Winners of six in a row, the IceDogs (8-2-0-1) will travel to Kitchener Friday.
In Wednesday action, Corey Fienhage played even with a roughing minor as Kamloops edged Red Deer, 1-0. Fienhage's Blazers will look to make it two wins in a row on Friday versus Edmonton.
In Portland, Riley Boychuk collected 12 PIM including a ten-minute misconduct stemming from a shoving/slashing match with Tyler Maxwell early in the first period as the Winterhawks shut out Everett, 2-0. The 6'5 power forward also was whistled for a goaltender interference penalty in the win.
Matt MacKenzie finished -2 with his first fighting major of the season as Calgary was stomped on by Spokane, 8-1. MacKenzie's bout with Matt Marantz came and went pretty quickly with the Chiefs forward landing the better shots
On Tuesday, MacKenzie again finished -2 as Calgary lost to Tri-City, 3-1.
Also from Tuesday Western League play, Mark Pysyk skated to a -1 as Edmonton was defeated by Kootenay, 4-1. Brayden McNabb (day-to-day) remained out of the lineup with a shoulder injury.
Six Sabres prospects have been named to their respective league rosters for the upcoming Canada-Russia Super Series that will help each country formulate their selection camps for the 2011 World Junior Championships.
Mark Pysyk (WHL), Matt MacKenzie (WHL), and Jerome Gauthier-Leduc (QMJHL) will skate in both games of their leagues' legs of the series, while 19-year olds Zack Kassian (OHL), Marcus Foligno (OHL), and Brayden McNabb (WHL) will each skate in one game due to rules preventing action in four straight days. Kassian and Foligno will both suit up for Team OHL when the series moves to Sudbury on November 15th.
The Series kicks off November 8th in Saint John, New Brunswick.