1/14 Recap: McNabb makes noise; Sundher streaks to six

Brayden McNabb (+3) posted three assists Friday as Kootenay handled Spokane, 6-2. McNabb, whose output thrust him into the top-five in scoring among WHL defensemen with 35 points, also dropped the gloves for the third time this season when he took on Chiefs LW Collin Valcourt ('11) in the third period.





Also from the WHL, Kevin Sundher extended his point streak to six games with an assist as Chilliwack lost to Prince George, 7-3. The even-strength apple gives Sundher 41 points through the first 39 games of the season. He had goals in four straight games coming into the Friday night contest.

Matt MacKenzie scored his third goal of the year and first in a Tri-City uniform as the Americans dominated Kamloops, 7-3. Corey Fienhage was -2 for the Blazers.

Riley Boychuk finished -1 with an unsportsmanlike conduct minor as Portland was defeated by Kelowna, 5-3.

In the OHL, Zack Kassian scored his 18th goal of the year and registered his fourth fight of the season as Windsor doubled Ottawa, 6-3. The 6'3 bruiser engaged rugged 67's forward Dalton Smith to get an early start on the second intermission.



Marcus Foligno had a power play assist as Sudbury lost to Brampton, 3-2. The Wolves outshot the Troops by a 34-25 margin, including a 16-3 advantage in the final twenty minutes.

Steven Shipley did not factor as Niagara lost in a shootout to London, 2-1.

Gregg Sutch missed his fourth straight game with what we're hearing is a head injury as Mississauga edged Belleville, 3-2. I'm still looking to confirm details on the injury kincluding a timetable for return, so stay tuned.

In the QMJHL, Jerome Gauthier-Leduc had an assist and five shots on goal as Rimouski defeated Shawinigan, 4-1.

In the NCAA, Justin Jokinen scored his eighth goal of the year by taking the puck to the net as Minnesota State battled to a 4-4 overtime tie with Denver. The junior's goal with 1:47 left in regulation appeared to be the game winner before the Pioneers struck right back 33-seconds later to force the OT.

Mark Adams skated +2 as Providence lost in overtime to #14 Maine, 4-3. Midway through the opening period, the freshman defender took the brunt of boarding major that created a seven-minute man advantage for the Friars.

Drew MacKenzie posted an assist as Vermont toppled Northeastern, 3-1. The helper was MacKenzie's seventh point of the season and second in as many games to go along with a -6 rating through 18 season starts.

Nick Eno made 23 saves as Bowling green stumbled against # Miami, 5-1. The loss moves the junior's season mark to 4-7-1, with his last win coming on November 26th over Hunstville. Connor Knapp served in his usual Friday backup role for the RedHawks.

Brad Eidsness again watched from the bench as # North Dakota lost to Minnesota, 3-2.

In the USHL, Christian Isackson poured four shots on goal as Sioux Falls defeated Dubuque, 4-1.
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