Brady Austin logged a plus-one rating as Belleville won their seventh straight game 8-5 over Ottawa. Draft eligible Sean Monahan contributed a pair of assists for Ottawa. The top dogs in the OHL's Eastern Conference, Belleville will look to continue their roll Saturday against Peterborough.
In the AHL, the Rochester Americans were defeated 5-1 by the visiting Texas Stars. Alex Biega scored the lone Amerks goal, while David Leggio made 33 stops in defeat. The Amerks return to action Friday when they meet Hamilton at Bell Center in Montreal.
In Tuesday play, Joel Armia picked up two assists as Assat won their eighth game in a row 3-1 over Ilves. The 6-foot-3 winger has collected multiple points in his last three outings (2+5), pushing his season totals to 15-12-27 through 40 games played. Assat, who currently sits in the seventh playoff spot with eight games remaining, looks to continue their surge Friday versus SaiPa.