In the OHL, Dan Catenacci (-3, 6 PIM) was shut down for the second time in three games as Owen Sound was pasted by Plymouth 5-0. Trailing the semifinal series 3-2, the Attack will need a victory in Sunday's game six to stay alive for a chance to face London in the conference final.
In the USHL, Judd Peterson raced down and scored a short-handed goal to help Cedar Rapids to a 2-1 victory over Team USA. The second--period tally was Peterson's 11th of the year with just one game remaining. Following the game, Peterson said he was still unsure if he'll return to Cedar Rapids for a second season next fall or enter the NCAA ranks with St. Cloud State. There is still time for both sides to mull that over, but the RoughRiders look to be set-up well for next year despite not qualifying for this year's playoffs.
In the AHL, David Leggio was magnificent in stopping 40 of 42 shots to lead Rochester to a 3-2 shootout victory over Oklahoma City. Cody McCormick and Nick Tarnasky scored in regulation for the Amerks, while Johan Larsson and Colin Jacobs capped the victory with shootout marks. Max Legualt recorded two assists for the Amerks. Matt MacKenzie chipped in with a helper for his fourth point of the year (0+4). The victory moves the Amerks ahead of the Barons and into fifth place in the Western Conference heading into the final five games of the regular season. Rochester visits Syracuse on Saturday.
In Thursday action, Brady Austin picked up an assist as Belleville closed out their semifinal round with a 5-0 victory over Sudbury. Austin's steady blueline play had seen him rack up five assists and a plus-12 rating through 10 playoff tilts. The Bulls take the series in four games, setting up an OHL Eastern Conference final versus Barrie beginning next Friday.