Elsewhere in the WHL, Matt MacKenzie skated even as Calgary was nipped by Medicine Hat, 2-1. The loss was the seventh straight for the last-place Hitmen (4-11). The "all-situations" MacKenzie, while not being known as a prime offensive option, has gone without a point throughout the skid after earning three (1+2) through in his first six games. Calgary will look to end the slump Friday against Corey Fienhage and the Kamloops Blazers.
In OHL play, Gregg Sutch saw his four-game point streak come to end as OHL top dog Mississauga scrapped past Oshawa, 4-1. Despite being held without a point, the Majors' right wing made his presence felt with several hard hits in the game, including a booming open-ice take-out of 16-year old Cody Payne in the early second period that teed up his part in the game's fifth of six fights against 6'0 defenseman, Nick Quinn.
A couple decent shots tossed by Sutch, followed of course by the obligatory mention of his hearing impairment...
On Thursday, the Majors will carry their sparkling 12-2-0-0 record into key Central Division match-up with Steven Shipley and the second place Niagara Ice Dogs.