11/18 Recap: Armia pots winner

Written By Kris Baker on Saturday, November 19, 2011 | 11/19/2011

Joel Armia scored the game winning goal Friday, his third of the year, as Assat downed Ilves, 3-1. Armia, who saw just 11:45 of work in the win but put forth a much better effort than recent tries, now has points in two straight games. The 6'3 wing will look for his second three-game point streak of the year on Saturday when Assat battles Tappara.

In the QMJHL, Jerome Gauthier-Leduc recorded an assist and a game-high six shots on goal as Rimouski was trumped by Quebec, 4-3. After scoring 11 goals in his first eleven games, the 6'1 defenseman has just one in his last eleven. Rimouski welcomes Halifax to town on Sunday.

Cedrick Henley assisted on the game-tying goal as Val-d'Or earned a 3-2 shootout win over Gatineau. The Foreurs are off until next Friday when they host Bathurst.

In OHL action, Steven Shipley logged a +1 as Niagara shut out Kingston, 5-0. The IceDogs outshot the Fronts 37-16 en route to winning their third straight game. Niagara will look to keep it going Sunday afternoon at Ottawa.

Gregg Sutch did not score in a third-line role as Barrie outgunned Ottawa, 6-5. Alex Lepkowski (back) did not play for the Colts, who will travel to Kingston on Sunday.

Mark Pysyk sat out with an upper body injury as Edmonton edged Prince Albert, 4-3. The Edmonton captain is marked "day-to-day", so we'll keep an eye out Saturday when the Oil Kings take the ice against Lethbridge.

Kevin Sundher (-1) did not score as Victoria got hammered by Vancouver, 11-3. The Royals leading point man, Sundher returned to the lineup after missing two games last weekend with an upper body injury. Victoria hosts Kootenay on Saturday.

In NCAA play, Drew MacKenzie picked up a power play assist as Vermont came up short at #16 Boston University, 4-3. With the Catamounts trailing 4-2 in the third, MacKenzie faked a shot before wristing one to the net for a tip past Terriers goaltender Grant Rollheiser. The senior rearguard has points in three of his last four games. Vermont remains in Beantown for a Saturday night tilt at Northeastern.






Justin Jokinen skated even as Minnesota State suffered a 5-2 loss at #8 Minnesota-Duluth. Jokinen, who did not get a shot on goal for the fourth time this season, slid from his usual right wing spot to the center position for the series opener. The two clubs play it back on Saturday.

Brad Navin sent three shots on goal as Wisconsin lost at #5 Colorado College, 4-2. The freshman now has one assist and a -5 rating through his first dozen games as a Badger. Wisconsin will try to earn the split on Saturday.

Mark Adams finished -3 as Providence was defeated by Northeastern, 5-2. The Friars, who entered the tilt undefeated in November (four games), are off until next Friday when they face Miami in the first round of the Denver Cup Classic.

Connor Knapp served as backup for the fifth straight game as Miami pitched a 4-0 shutout over Bowling Green. We'll see if Enrico Blasi stays with the hot Cody Reichard or gives Knapp a nod to keep him warm when the clubs rematch on Saturday.

Christian Isackson was scratched for the seventh straight game as #1 Minnesota was upset by St. Cloud State, 4-3. The Gophers will likely come out flying when the clubs close their set on Saturday.

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