12/12 Recap: Sutch chips in; Eidsness sits again

Gregg Sutch (+3) posted a pair of assists and a fighting major Sunday as Mississauga defeated Barrie, 6-3. The helpers move Sutch's season line to 4-14-18 +15, which should be considered a solid contribution from a role player on a strong junior club. With just under five minutes to play in the game, the 6'2 forward engaged feisty 5'8 defenseman Norm Ezekiel for his fourth scrap of the year and a new career-high in penalty minutes with 58.

In the WHL, Matt MacKenzie collected a power play assist as Calgary pitched a 2-0 shutout of Red Deer. With a total of 12, MacKenzie is currently tied with fellow 2010 third-rounder Kevin Sundher for 13th overall in the WHL in power play assists. The 6'2 defenseman has gathered two goals and 17 points in 30 games played this season.

Drew MacKenzie finished even with a shot on goal as Vermont earned their second win of the season by taking down #19 Dartmouth, 6-5. Despite the team's struggles, the offensive-minded MacKenzie's .36 p/gp production (14GP 1+4) remains relatively flat after marks of .27 and .39 in his first two collegiate seasons.

In the WCHA, Justin Jokinen recorded two shots on goal as Minnesota State was swept by #5 North Dakota, 4-2. Junior goaltender Brad Eidsness again rode the Sioux bench, and has now started just one of their last twelve games since getting one win in his first four outings. In his first two NCAA seasons, Eidness posted back-to-back 24-win campaigns.

Christian Isackson did not play as Sioux Falls ended a four-game skid with a 4-3 win over Des Moines. Buffalo native Anthony Day had a goal for the Herd.
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