In WHL play, Logan Nelson snatched a goal an two assists to earn the game's number two star as Victoria opened a two-game home set with Lethbridge with a 4-0 shutout win. The Royals and Hurricanes will play the rematch on Saturday.
In USHL action, Cal Petersen stopped 26 of 27 shots and was named the game's number one star as Waterloo skated to a 5-1 win at Lincoln. Waterloo returns to work Saturday at Tri-City.
Connor Hurley punched two shots on goal in Muskegon's 2-1 loss at Dubuque. Hurley and the Lumberjacks will look to snap a two-game losing streak Saturday when they take on Green Bay. Earlier in the day, it was announced that Hurley has been selected to skate for Team USA at the 2013 World Jr. A Challenge being held in Nova Scotia in early November.
In the OHL, Eric Locke and Justin Kea each notched a pair of assists as Saginaw bested Mississauga 5-3. The Spirit pay a visit to Erie on Saturday.
Nick Baptiste logged a minus-four rating as Sudbury got throttled by Kingston 10-1. After starting the season with a six-game scoring streak, Baptiste has gone without a point in his last two games. The Wolves continue their road trip Sunday afternoon at Ottawa.
Brady Austin finished plus-one as London hammered Belleville 6-1. The Knights are off until Monday when they visit Kitchener.
Justin Bailey was minus-one in Kitchener's 4-0 loss to Erie. Stud 2015 draft prospect Connor McDavid bagged a goal and two helpers to pace the Otters. The Rangers next head over the border for a Saturday night tilt in Plymouth.
At the Ice Breaker Tournament in Minneapolis, Christian Isackson (2 SOG) played left wing on the second offensive unit as Minnesota kicked off their 2013-14 campaign with a 6-0 clobbering of Mercyhurst. The Gophers will battle New Hampshire Saturday for the tourney title.
In the AHL, Luke Adam scored twice and Matt Hackett made 30 saves to guide Rochester to a 4-1 decision over Utica. Dan Catenacci and Kevin Sundher added singles for the Amerks, who even their season record to one win and one loss. The game was marred by a fracas just before the final horn that saw Colin Jacobs get hit from behind and then eating a big upper cut from Comets forward Darren Archibald. Next up for Rochester is a trip down the I-90 for a Saturday night meeting at rival Syracuse.