11/14 Recap: McNabb dominant; Foligno, Kassian to team-up on Russians

Brayden McNabb was a force on Sunday, uncorking three assists and a controlling +5 rating as Kootenay dumped Calgary, 6-2. The 6’4 defenseman now has a goal and 11 assists through eleven WHL contests and looks to be in prime position for an invite to Team Canada’s Selection Camp for the U20 World Juniors. Matt MacKenzie (-3) posted an assist for the Hitmen, who saw their winless skid hit a franchise record twelve games. Entering the game, MacKenzie was one of just two Calgary skaters rated even or better in the +/- column. They are now down to one.

Also from the Dub, Corey Fienhage skated even as Kamloops downed Everett, 3-1. The Blazers will take a two-game winning streak into Friday’s game at Everett.

In the OHL, Marcus Foligno continued his strong play of late, garnering two assists in Sudbury’s 5-2 loss at Guelph. Foligno’s helpers escalate his point total to 24 (12+12) through 18 games for the lowly Wolves (5-14-1-0). Last season, the grinding captain totaled 14 goals and 39 points in 67 OHL games.

Foligno and OHL mate Zack Kassian will team-up on Monday for Game #4 of the Canada/Russia Super Series in Sudbury. It is expected that Kassian will be an assistant captain for Team OHL when they take the ice for a 7:00 start.
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