Brady Austin tied a career-best by posting a plus-four rating as Belleville cruised past Kingston 8-2. The big, mobile defender has three goals, 15 points, and a plus-five rating through 44 games. The Bulls battle Sarnia on Saturday.
In the WHL, Andrey Makarov stopped 38 shots to guide Saskatoon to a 5-1 win at Brandon. The 6-foot-1 Russian held firm with several big stops in the third period to up his record to 19-16-0-3 with a 2.68 GAA and .915 save%. The Blades host Calgary on Friday.
Colin Jacobs (-3) earned an ejection after being the third man in on an altercation as Prince George lost to Tri-City 5-2. Jacobs jumped in to take on Jesse Mychan in the early stages of the third period for his second scrap in as many games.