11/13 Recap: Sutch serves apples as Majors roll

Gregg Sutch (+3) dished three assists Saturday as first-place Mississauga bested last-place Barrie, 6-4. With helpers on all three goals by Rob Flick, Sutch now has five points in his last two games and a total of 14 points (3+11) on the season. The Majors (17-2-0-1) are unbeaten in their last eleven games.

In the WHL, Kevin Sundher finished +2 as Chilliwack overcame a two-goal deficit but lost in overtime to Everett, 3-2. Sundher, who earlier took a high-sticking penalty resulting in a Tips power play goal, showed a good burst through the majority of the OT until Ryan Murray ('11) ended it when his shot changed direction with :23 to go. Sundher and the Bruins (10-8-2-0) will return to action on Friday against Tri-City.

Corey Fienhage put forth another steady effort as Kamloops rode a strong second period to a 4-0 shutout win over Kelowna. The Blazer victory halts the Rockets six-game winning streak. The physical Fienhage has clearly benefited from the increased ice-time that the WHL offers. A quarter of the way through his first junior season, the 20-year old rearguard. He's calmer than ever with the puck and looks in control in terms of the pace of the game. Fienhage and the Blazers will play again on Sunday versus Everett.

Brayden McNabb and the rest of his blueline mates were solid all night as Kootenay shut out Edmonton, 1-0. Mark Pysyk saw his minutes increase as the game wore on for the Oil Kings, who fired just twelve shots on goals as they wrapped up a six-game road trip. McNabb and the Ice (14-4-0-2) will continue their road trip Sunday in Calgary, while Pysyk's Oil Kings (7-13-0-1) are off until Saturday when they host Red Deer.

Riley Boychuk registered four penalty minutes as Portland drilled Prince Albert, 8-2. Sven Bartschi ('11) scored his 15th and 16th goals of the season to pace the surging Winterhawks (17-3-0-2). Portland wil continue their road swing Monday in Moose Jaw.

Elsewhere in the OHL, Steven Shipley was even with a hooking minor as Niagara shut out Sudbury, 2-0. Marcus Foligno had the rare quiet night for the Wolves with no points or PIM. The Ice Dogs (13-6-1-1), who were led by a goal and assist from rising talent Ryan Strome ('11), are off until next Friday when they take on the Majors. Foligno and the Wolves (5-13-1-0) will square off with Guelph on Sunday.

Zack Kassian finished -1 as Windsor lost to Owen Sound, 4-3. Kassian again logged big minutes but was unable to muster offense down the stretch for the Spits (11-9-0-1). Windsor returns to the ice on Friday in London.

In a QMJHL note, Jerome Gauthier-Leduc missed his third straight game due to injury as Rimouski lost to Cape Breton, 6-5.

In NCAA action, Drew MacKeznie (+3) was on the ice for four Catamount goals as Vermont upset #7 Boston College, 5-3. The Catamounts (1-4-3) will have extra time to savor their first win of the year, taking next weekend off before re-grouping for a mid-week meeting with Massachusetts the night before Thanksgiving.

Mark Adams skated even with a shot on goal and an interference minor as Providence earned the weekend sweep with a 4-2 win over Alabama-Huntsville. The Friars (5-4-2) will resume their Hockey East schedule with a home-and-home next weekend with Northeastern.

Justin Jokinen (-1) recorded a shot on goal as Minneosta State was blown out at Denver, 6-1. The Mavericks (2-6-4) may have the worst power play in the NCAA after going 0/14 in their two weekend losses. They'll have two weeks to correct it before traveling to Lowell on the 26th.

Connor Knapp made 24 saves as #4 Miami lost to #13 Alaska, 3-2. After stopping 12 of 13 shots through the opening forty minutes, Knapp faced 13 more in a busy third period. They game was tied until a puck tipped past the 6'5 netminder with :30 left in regulation to give the Nooks their fourth straight split in Oxford. The loss sets the RedHawks back to a 6-3-3 on the year.

Brad Eidsness rode the pine for a fourth straight game as North Dakota took the broom to Wisconsin, 4-2. This is new territory for the junior netminder after playing at least one game per weekend since arriving in Grand Forks three seasons ago. North Dakota (7-4-1) will travel to Nebraska-Omaha next weekend.

Nick Eno served as backup in Bowling Green's 5-1 loss Northern Michigan. The Falcons (5-7-0) will host a CCHA set with Miami next weekend.

In the USHL, Christian Isackson earned an even-strength assist as Sioux Falls dropped a 4-3 decision to Lincoln. The Herd held a 3-1 leading after two period before surrendering three goals in the first half of the third period. Sioux Falls (8-3) is off until Friday when they tangle with Fargo.
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