11/10 Recap: Nelson tricks at Medicine Hat; Cats pads stats

Logan Nelson notched his second career hat trick Saturday including the game winning goal as Victoria snapped a six-game road losing streak with a 5-3 win over Medicine Hat. Nelson, who was all over the offensive zone while cranking up his compete level defensively, snapped a 12-game goal drought with the the deluge. The Royals return home to face Everett on Friday.

Dan Catenacci scored his 14th goal of the year and added four assists to guide Owen Sound to a 7-5 win over Sault Ste. Marie. The five point effort, which earned Catenacci a second straight number one star of the game honor, ties a career high posted back in March of 2011 when he was still a member of the Hounds. The 5-foot-10 speedster has 14 goals and 32 points, currently tied with Mikhail Grigorenko for the Sabres prospect point lead, heading into Monday's Subway Super Series tilt versus Russia.

Justin Kea scored in the final minute of regulation as Saginaw earned a 4-3 overtime win at Belleville. Kea's fourth goal of the year eclipses his previous season-best of three set in 2011-12. The Spirit will keep their legs going Sunday against Kingston. Brady Austin did not point for the Bulls, who will look to get back in the win column Wednesday versus Guelph.

Elsewhere, Alex Lepkowski logged a minus-one rating as Barrie was defeated by Brampton 4-3. The Colts are back in action Thursday versus Sarnia.


Christian Isackson notched an assist as Minnesota played to a 2-2 tie at Alaska-Anchorage. The Gophers will return to the contiguous 48 states to prepare for next weekend's set with Wisconsin.


Andrey Makarov got an early exit after allowing five goals on 33 shots in 45:00 of work as Saskatoon lost to Seattle 6-2. The Blades are off until Friday when they take on Prince George.

Colin Jacobs (-1) was unable to get a point in Prince George's 4-2 loss to Edmonton. The Cougars close the three-game weekend Sunday at Vancouver.


Judd Peterson recorded a shot on goal as Cedar Rapids was defeated by Omaha 3-1. The Riders will next host Sioux City on Friday.


Marcus Foligno potted a goal and two assists, and T.J. Brennan scored the game winner as Rochester struck three times in the final period to earn a 5-2 win at Syracuse. Brian Flynn extended his point streak to four games with a goal and an assist. Nick Tarnasky and Evan Rankin had the other Rochester goals, while David Leggio was called to make 24 saves to pick up his seventh win of the year.

The Amerks will play a school day game in Hamilton on Wednesday (10:00 AM start) before returning home for Friday's matchup with Abbostsford at Blue Cross Arena.
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