12/17 Recap: Sutch scores; McNabb extends streak

Gregg Sutch scored his fifth goal of the season Friday as Mississauga clobbered Sudbury, 9-4. Ranked #2 in the most recent CHL rankings, the Majors (27-4-0-1) move on to a Sunday meeting with Kingston. The Wolves were playing without captain Marcus Foligno, who of course will be away for the next three weeks as Team Canada competes for the 2011 World Junior Championship.

Elsewhere in the OHL, Steven Shipley picked up an assist as Niagara destroyed Barrie, 10-0. Shipley, who watched as 13 different teammates collaborated for nine goals before finally checking in with a power play helper at 5:41 of the third period, now has 26 points (9+17) at the 30-game mark.

In the WHL, Brayden McNabb extended his point-streak to six games by picking up an assist as Kootenay shot past Red Deer, 4-1. The steady 6'4 defender has nine points (3+6) over the stretch. The Ice (23-9-1-2) were ranked #8 in this week's CHL rankings.

Kevin Sundher set up the game's only goal on the power play as Chilliwack edged Edmonton, 1-0. Sundher is now ranked 8th in the WHL in PP assists, with 14 of his 24 season helpers coming with the man advantage. Meanwhile, only two of his 11 goals have come in that capacity. Mark Pysyk played even in his return to the Oil Kings lineup after a long week of travel and nervous energy trying to make Canada's U20 squad.

Corey Fienhage posted his sixth point of the season as Kamloops lost to Prince George, 3-2. The 6'4 defenseman has nine points, all assists, in 71 games played over his three seasons since leaving high school. He last scored a goal on April 5, 2008 as a member of the USHL's Indiana Ice.

Matt MacKenzie finished -1 as Calgary was defeated by Kelowna, 5-1. The Hitmen are now off until the 28th when they take on Brandon.

In the QMJHL, Jerome Gauthier-Leduc finished +1 with two shots on goal as Rimouski earned a 3-2 win over lowly Baie-Comeau. The offensive-minded defenseman has gone ten straight games without scoring a goal.
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