10/5 Recap: Baptiste train keeps rolling; Lucky seven for Possler

Written By Kris Baker on Sunday, October 6, 2013 | 10/06/2013

Nick Baptiste notched a four-point night Saturday, securing three assists and then adding an empty-net goal as Sudbury doubled Barrie 6-3. Baptiste now has 12 points (8+4), tied for third-most in the early OHL season, while registering on the score sheet in all six of the Sudbury's games. The Wolves are off until Thursday when they visit Peterborough.



In SHL action, Gustav Possler scored on the power play and added an assist as MODO ended their five-game skid with a 3-2 overtime victory over Orebro. The tally gives Possler goals in seven straight games. Linus Ullmark served as backup to Anton Forsberg (CBJ) for the second consecutive game. MODO will look to build off the victory Tuesday when they host Skelleftea.


Elsewhere, Eric Locke followed up a three-assist effort the night before by scoring his first goal of the year as Saginaw was defeated in overtime by Plymouth 4-3. Justin Kea picked up an assist on the Locke tally. The Spirit are off until Friday's tilt at Mississauga.

Brady Austin skated even as Belleville was blanked by Sault Ste. Marie 4-0. Draft eligible Jared McCann notched a goal and an assist for the Hounds. Winners just once in seven tries, The Bulls will look to right the ship Thursday at Windsor.

In the USHL, Connor Hurley saw his four-game point streak snapped as Muskegon suffered their first defeat of the year, 2-0 to Fargo. The Lumberjacks hope to resume their winning ways on the road when they travel to Dubuque on Friday.

Cal Petersen made 27 saves to pick up his second win of the year as Waterloo skated past Youngstown 6-3. Draft eligible forward J.J. Piccinich beat Petersen for one of Youngstoen's goals to give him six goals through his first six games. The Black Hawks will next pay a visit to Lincoln on Friday.

In exhibition action, Christian Isackson was unable to point in fourth-line minutes as Minnesota skated past CIS opponent Lethbridge 5-1. The Golden Gophers kick off the 2013-14 schedule Friday when they host the Ice Breaker Tournament opener versus Mercyhurst.

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