11/23 Recap: Knapp shuts door; Kea keeps producing

Written By Kris Baker on Sunday, November 24, 2013 | 11/24/2013

Connor Knapp made 31 saves Saturday for his first professional shutout as Greenville downed Gwinnett 3-0. The game's number one star, Knapp will look to keep the door closed Sunday when the Road Warriors continue the ECHL schedule with a visit to South Carolina.

In the OHL, Justin Kea netted his 11th goal of the year and added an assist as Saginaw skated to a 6-2 victory over Sarnia. Kea now has seven goals in his last nine games, while the the two-point night gets him back to a point-per-game pace with 25 (11+14) through 25 appearances. Sarnia draft eligible forward Nikloay Goldobin netted his 16th of the year on the power play. The Spirit return to work Saturday versus Windsor.

Nikita Zadorov and Brady Austin each picked up assists as London blanked Windsor 4-0. Connor McDavid ('15) notched his eighth goal of the year on the power play for the winning side. The Knights are off until Thursday at Niagara.

Nick Baptiste was unable to connect as Sudbury lost at Erie 5-2. Baptiste, who enetered play with six points in his previous two outings, will represent Team OHL in game four of the Subway Super Series before re-joining his Wolves mates for Wednesday's tilt at Sault Ste. Marie.

In WHL action, Logan Nelson earned a power play assist as Victoria cruised past Kamloops 5-0. The helper keeps Nelson atop Victoria's leaderboard with 27 points (11+16) in 28 games. The Royals hit the road Friday for a game at Tri-City.

In the lone NCAA game on the slate, defenseman Anthony Florentino finished with a plus-two rating as #3 Providence doubled #20 New Hampshire 4-2. Next up for Providence is a key non-conference match-up with #4 Quinnipiac on Wednesday.

In the AHL, Matt Hackett made 27 saves as Rochester lost for the second-straight night 2-0 to Utica. Joel Armia and Jerome Gauthier-Leduc each contributed four shots on goal, but were unable to beat Joacim Eriksson. The Amerks host Hamilton on Wednesday.

 In the USHL, Connor Hurley sat out for a second-straight game as Muskegon earned a 5-3 win over Team USA U18. Jack Eichel ('15) scored twice for the NTDP, giving him 12 goals in nine games as the U18's were handed their first USHL loss of the season. Next up for the Jacks is a Wednesday night tilt at Green Bay.

Cal Petersen got a rest as Waterloo got past Lincoln 3-0.The Black Hawks will begin a home-and-home with Cedar Rapids Thanksgiving night.

In the ECHL, Jonathan Parker did not play as Colorado edged Las Vegas 4-3. The Eagles host Alaska for a pair of games this week beginning Wednesday.

Andrey Makarov got the night off as Fort Wayne lost to Wheeling 5-4. The Komets visit Evansville on Sunday.

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