12/13 Recap: Amerks post monster rally; Cat cut

Written By Kris Baker on Friday, December 14, 2012 | 12/14/2012

Alex Biega capped a four-goal, third period comeback with just over three minutes to play Thursday as the Rochester Americans defeated the Lake Erie Monsters 7-6 in one of the more entertaining contests of the season thus far. Marcus Foligno and Luke Adam each had a goal and an assist, while Kevin Sundher added a pair of helpers.



The Rundown:

Foligno: G, A, +2
Biega: GWG, A, +1
Adam: G, A, -1
Parker: G, 3 SOG
Sundher: 2A, +1
Gauthier-Leduc: A, 3 SOG
Crawford: A, +1
McNabb: +1, 2 PIM

Brennan: A, -1, 2 PIM
Girgensons: -1, SOG
Flynn: -1

David Leggio stopped 33 of 39 shots to earn his 11th win of the year for the Amerks, who return to Blue Cross Arena Saturday for a date with Toronto.

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In Calgary, Dan Catenacci was released from Team Canada's World Junior Selection Camp Thursday following a 2-0 win over a CIS squad. The speedy center, who posted one assist in three camp contests, will return to Owen Sound looking to improve on his team-leading 45 points (17+28) through 32 games.

Elsewhere, Jake McCabe (+1) and Brad Navin (3 SOG) were each held without a point as Wisconsin extended their unbeaten streak to five games with a 5-0 rout of Alabama-Huntsville. McCabe will play in Friday's rematch before departing for the NY metro area to skate at Team USA Selection Camp starting Sunday.

In the OHL,  Alex Lepkowski finished with a minus-one rating as Barrie was defeated by Oshawa 3-1. The 6-foot-4 defender had played the previous five games with an even or better rating. The Colts will play weekend games versus Plymouth (Saturday) and at Kitchener (Sunday) before enjoying a 12-day break for the holiday.

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