Thursday, January 10, 2013

1/9 Recap: Kea continues roll

Justin Kea scored a pair of first-period goals and set up the game winner with just under five minutes to play as Saginaw edged Plymouth 6-5. Kea, who earned the game's number one star for his excellent all-around effort, has steadily improved at every facet of his game this season. The huge developmental year has seen the 6-foot-4 center score 15 goals and 34 points through 42 games, including 4+2 in three January outings.

Dan Catenacci recorded a plus-one rating as Owen Sound sunk to their fourth straight defeat 4-3 at Erie. Catenacci, who has now gone four games without a goal, was playing his first game new teammates Cody Cedi and Steven Janes. The pair arrived in Owen Sound followed a Monday deal with Ottawa.

In the WHL, Colin Jacobs was even as Prince George lost to Portland 3-0. The Cougars are now winless in their last seven.

In the AHL, Luke Adam (8th) and Brian Flynn (11th) scored as Rochester lost to Syracuse 5-3. Mark Mancari also scored for the Amerks, who received 40 saves from David Leggio in defeat. Rochester tangles with Hamilton on Friday.