Dan Catenacci and Luke Adam scored in the opening frame Friday to thrust Rochester to a 4-1 triumph over Toronto. Catenacci's second goal of the year came just nine seconds into play to get the Amerks moving in the right direction, only to be followed up by Adams' fourth goal in as many games nine minutes later. Phil Varone and Matt Ellis each scored their first of the year in the third period, while Nathan Lieuwen stopped 36 shots to earn his first of the year and the game's number two star. Next up for the Amerks is a Saturday night match up with Utica.
In the USHL, Cal Petersen stopped 29 shots to guide Waterloo to a 4-3 win over Green Bay. The victory gives the Notre Dame commit wins in five of his six starts this season. Draft eligible defender Hayden Shaw scored his third goal of the year in overtime to earn the Black Hawks the extra point. Petersen and the Black Hawks are off until Friday when they take on Sioux Falls.
Connor Hurley lobbed two shots on goal as Muskegon was edged by Sioux Falls 2-1. The Lumberjacks and Stampede will finish off the back-to-back series on Saturday.
In Canadian junior action, Logan Nelson picked up an assist but saw his six-game goal streak come to halt as Victoria was dealt a 4-2 loss at Tri-City. Nelson's team-best 17 points (8+9) are tied for ninth in WHL scoring. The Royals continue their weekend road trip Saturday at Spokane.
In the OHL, Nicholas Baptiste recorded a pair of assists in Sudbury's 3-2 loss to Plymouth. Baptiste has produced a point in eight of 10 games for a total of 15 (9+6), tying him for 15th overall in league scoring. The Wolves will look to bounce back Saturday when they host Mississauga.
Justin Bailey (-2) was kept off the score sheet as Kitchener was downed at home 6-2 by red-hot Kingston. Draft eligible and former Cleveland Barons product Nick Magyar scored both of the Ranger goals. Kitchener is off until Tuesday's tilt with Guelph.
Brady Austin played even as London dropped a 5-3 decision to Oshawa. Michael Dal Colle ('13) notched his seventh of the year for the Generals. The Knights travel to Windsor on Saturday.
In NCAA play, freshman centerman J.T. Compher secured an assist on his team's lone goal as Michigan played to a 1-1 tie at New Hampshire. The clubs will complete the non-conference set Saturday.
Jake McCabe registered a power play assist and a career low minus-five rating as Wisconsin was hammered by Boston College 9-2. Third-year forward Brad Navin contributed a shot on goal for the Badgers, who continue the Big 10-Hockey East Challenge Saturday at Boston University.
Christian Isackson did not play in Minnesota's 6-3 doubling of Bemidji State. The Gophers go for the road sweep Saturday.