Andrey Makarov stopped 41 of 43 shots as Saskatoon banded together for a three-goal third period to earn a 3-2 upset victory over #2 ranked Kamloops. The Blades finish their road trip Saturday night in Kelowna.
Colin Jacobs scored a first-period goal, his 10th of the year, to help Prince George to a 5-4 win over Victoria. Logan Nelson tried to bring the Royals back in the second period with a beautiful assist from behind the net, but the Cougars weathered the late storm to earn the one-goal victory. Jacobs also earned instigator and fighting major penalties after a second period dust-up with Logan Fisher.
In OHL play, Justin Kea scored his seventh goal of the year as Saginaw dropped a 2-1 decision at Windsor. Kea, whose season goal total through 26 games equals his career total heading into the season (127 games), drove the paint and finished off the easy-tap in to even the score at one apiece early in the middle frame.
Brady Austin finished with a minus-two rating as Belleville was defeated by Niagara 4-1. The Bulls are home on Sunday versus Ottawa.
In NCAA play, Jake McCabe and Brad Navin each were held without a point as Wisconsin continued their free fall with a 4-2 loss to Minnesota State. The Badgers will look to improve on their 1-6-2 record when they play a rematch with the Mavericks on Saturday.
Christian Isackson returned to Minnesota's top forward line with Nick Bjugstad and Kyle Rau as the Gophers skated to a 5-1 win at Vermont. The Gophers will look for the non-conference sweep Saturday in Burlington.
Brian Flynn scored three goals and added an assist Friday to guide Rochester to a 5-2 win over Albany. Flynn capped his hat trick with a marker into the empty net with 1:10 to play in the third period. T.J. Brennan added a pair of shorthanded goals and a helper to round out the scoring. Mark Pysyk and Marcus Foligno recorded assists for the Amerks, who next face San Antonio at home on Wednesday (November 28).