9/28 Recap: Baptiste forces OT; Possler gets another

Nick Baptiste scored his second goal of the game with five seconds left in regulation to force overtime, but Sudbury dropped a wild Saturday night affair to Owen Sound 7-6. Just like he did in Traverse City, Baptiste made his hay at the edge of crease for both tallies. Gemel Smith (DAL) poured in four goals to lead the way for the Attack. The Wolves will complete the three-game weekend Sunday with a date at Mississauga.

In Sweden, Gustav Possler maintained the hot hand by scoring a goal for the fourth-straight game as MODO was defeated by Farjestads 2-1. With MODO trailing 2-0 and using an extra attacker, Possler corralled a faceoff, spun, and connected on a seeing-eye shot with 25 seconds to play. Linus Ullmark stopped 28 of 30 shots in the loss. Sixteen-year old defenseman Oliver Kylington squeezed the game winner past Ullmark in the game's 54th minute to become the youngest player ever to record a goal in SHL/SEL history. MODO next hits the road Tuesday for a game at HV 71.

Elsewhere in the OHL, Brady Austin picked up an assist just 15 seconds into the action as Belleville skated to their first victory of the year 4-3 over Niagara. The helper gives Austin points in all four games this season. The Bulls are off until Wednesday when they host Kingston.

Justin Kea finished with a minus-one rating as Saginaw dropped a 3-2 home-ice decision to North Bay. The big centerman has gone through the Spirit's first five games without scoring a goal. Saginaw welcomes Sarnia to town on Wednesday.

In WHL action, Logan Nelson scored a shootout goal as Victoria kicked off a four-game road trip with a 4-3 victory at Kelowna. Trent Lofthouse ('14) scored a goal and an assist in the third period to push the game to overtime. Next up for the Royals is a two-game set at Prince George beginning Tuesday.

In the USHL, Connor Hurley potted his first goal of the season to help Muskegon to a 5-4 victory over Indiana. The Notre Dame commit has accumulated five points (1+4) through his first three games of the year. The Lumberjacks will next battle Fargo on Friday.

Judd Peterson followed up his two-goal performance on Friday by logging a minus-two rating as Cedar Rapids lost their home opener 5-4 to Sioux Falls. The RoughRiders remain home for Friday's tilt with Youngstown.
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