10/31 Recap: Foligno trick fails to treat

Marcus Foligno notched a hat trick and an assist Sunday, but Sudbury could not make it hold up in a 7-5 loss to Mississauga. The 6’3 grinder, who capped the hatty with a pair of goals just 2:41 apart in the second period, now has 10 goals and 18 points through the first 13 games of the season. Sudbury would surrender the lead when Gregg Sutch tied it up for the Majors at 8:55 of the third period. The goal was Sutch’s second of the season, giving him a four-game point streak heading into Tuesday’s game at Oshawa. Sudbury will look to end a four-game losing streak Friday against Plymouth.

Worth noting about Foligno's upward trend is that at this point last season, he was mired in the middle of a 22-game goal scoring slump that stretched from September 26th to November 24th. For him to get off to a hot start on one of the league's weaker teams is the most encouraging early development of the prospect season.

In the Q, Jerome Gauthier-Leduc finished even as Rimouski lost to Drummondville, 5-1. Losers of six straight, the stumbling Oceanic will continue to search for a victory Friday at Rouyn-Noranda.

In WHL play, Matt MacKenzie finished even as Calgary lost to Saskatoon, 5-3. The Hitmen will look to erase their own six-game losing skid on Tuesday versus Medicine Hat.
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