Cal Petersen was sturdy in net, stopping 37 shots to earn the game's number two star as Waterloo skated to a 6-2 victory over Sioux Falls. Petersen has now earned the victory in six of his seven starts. Waterloo returns to work Saturday at Sioux City.
In OHL play, Nick Baptiste notched an assist as Sudbury blanked Kingston 3-0. The Wolves will look for their third win in a row Saturday when they face Belleville.
Brady Austin registered a minus-one rating as London was defeated by Erie 5-1. The Knights hope to get back to their winning ways Sunday when they visit Guelph.
In Western League play, Logan Nelson finished with a minus-one rating as Victoria dropped a 4-1 decision to Kelowna. The two clubs will play a rematch on Saturday.
In the college ranks, J.T. Compher recorded an assist from his point position on the power play as Michigan squeaked past Boston University 2-1. The freshman centerman has points in three straight games for a total of five (0+5) through his first five NCAA outings. The hard-working Wolverines move on to face Lowell on Saturday.
Anthony Florentino unloaded four shots on goal and picked up an elbowing minor as Providence earned a 3-2 triumph over Miami. The two clubs will complete the non-conference set on Saturday.
Christian Isackson was a scratch as Minnesota skated to a 3-3 tie with Boston College. The teams will take a one day break before finishing up the series Sunday afternoon at Mariucci Arena.
In the AHL, Luke Adam, Frederick Roy, Brayden McNabb scored for Rochester as the Amerks were defeated by Hamilton in overtime 4-3. Nathan Lieuwen made 28 saves before allowing Louis Leblanc to get his second goal of the game at 1:26 of the extra session. The Amerks face Toronto on Saturday.
Busy week locally, but here is a quick recap of the action involving Sabres prospects.
Thursday Linus Ullmark made 23 saves for his first career SHL shutout as MODO skated to a 1-0 overtime victory over AIK. Ullmark leads the league with a .941 save%, while placing second overall with a 1.84 GAA. Gustav Possler earned an assist on the overtime winner while adding two shots on goal along the way. He took a big hit (below) in regulation that sent Daniel Josefsson off for checking to the head and a misconduct. MODO is back in action Saturday when they host Lulea.
Justin Bailey (-1) was unable to connect as Kitchener was blanked by London 3-0. Bailey has gone four games without a point, and hasn't scored in any of his last eight games. He'll look to get on track next Friday at Guelph. Brady Austin was on the ice for two of the London goals while patrolling the Knighs blue line.
Bailey was a minus-two in Kitchener's 6-3 loss to Guelph.
Connor Hurley recorded an assist as Muskegon was defeated by Team USA 7-3. Jack Eichel (2015 draft) notched a hat trick and a team-best eight shots on goal to pace Team USA.