11/5 Recap: Sundher bags pair; Lepkowski lights first

Kevin Sundher added to his gaudy stat line Saturday by scoring a pair of goals in Victoria's 5-3 home-ice loss to Vancouver. The first came from being in the right spot at the right time to deflect a lucky bounce, and the second from getting to the net with his stick on the ice. The Team Canada hopeful, who has points in his last four, has gathered 13 goals and a league-leading 23 assists in his first 19-games to place 3rd overall in WHL scoring with 36 points.

Mark Pysyk (+3) scored his first goal of the year and added an assist as Edmonton got past Seattle, 4-1. The one-timer from the right point gave the OK's a 3-0 lead with just one second remaining in the first period. Edmonton and Victoria will clash on Tuesday.

Elsewhere in the WHL, Nathan Lieuwen made 26 saves as Kootenay lost in overtime to Red Deer, 4-3. Lieuwen, who has won his previous five starts, moves to 10-2-1-2 on the year while "slipping" to a 1.64 GAA and .941 save percentage. The ICE host Tri-City on Wednesday.

In OHL play, Alex Lepkowski scored his first-ever OHL goal in his 100th career game as Barrie lost in overtime to Saginaw, 5-4. The 6'4 defenseman, who has missed nine of the Colts 17 games this season with a UBI, now has 10 career points over three seasons of play. He arrived in Barrie last season in a trade from the Spirit. Gregg Sutch finished -1 for the Colts, who return to action Friday against Mississauga.

Dan Catenacci finished -1 as Owen Sound lost a 2-1 decision to Belleville. At the 20-game mark, the 5'10 center has scored eight goals and 22 points as part of a line with Jarrod Maidens ('12) and Cameron Brace. The Attack travel to Kingston on Sunday.

Steven Shipley was +1 as Niagara downed Kitchener, 3-1. The 6'3 center, who was a plus-player for the third time this season, has just one point in his last six games and total of 10 on the year. The Dogs return to play Friday at Brampton.

In QMJHL play, Jerome Gauthier-Leduc was +3 with a key shootout goal as Rimouski downed Drummondville, 4-3. After scoring points in his first dozen games, the Q-league's leading defensive scorer has gone without a point in three of his last four. The Oceanic will play a Sunday matinee at Quebec.

In NCAA play, Mark Adams notched an assist in his season debut as Providence swept Vermont, 5-1. Adams, who missed the previous weeks with a lower body injury, (edit:) skated on the Friars second pair. Drew MacKenzie recorded three shots on goal for the Catamounts. The Friars will host Alabama-Huntsville Friday while Vermont next takes on New Hampshire on Saturday.

Justin Jokinen tied a career-high with six shots on goal as Minnesota State doubled Michigan Tech, 6-3. The senior forward has gone without a point in his last three games. The Mavs continue the WCHA schedule next Friday at St. Cloud.

Brad Navin posted three shots on goal as Wisconsin played to a 3-3 tie with St. Cloud State. The fourth-line frosh has one assist thoruhg his first nine NCAA games. The Badgers will host red-hot Minnesota next weekend.

Brad Eidsness served as back-up for the fifth straight game as North Dakota lost to #5 Minnesota, 3-2. The Sioux, ranked #15 nationally heading into the weekend, were swept at Minnesota for the first time in 15 years. They'll look to get back on track two weeks from now at Bemidji State. Gopher freshman Christian Isackson was a scratch for the fourth straight game.

Connor Knapp served as backup for the second straight game as Miami edged Alaska-Fairbanks, 2-1. The Redhawks will welcome Michigan to Oxford for a two-game set starting Friday.
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