Nick Baptiste scored his 22nd goal of the year while short-handed and added an assist as Sudbury doubled Mississauga 4-2. The two-point effort gives Baptiste 48 points in 39 games. He had 48 points in 66 games in all of 2012-13. Next up for the Wolves is a Saturday trip to Belleville.
Justin Kea scored his 15th goal of the year, and Eric Locke extended his point streak to five games with a power play goal and an assist as Saginaw hammered Ottawa 10-5. The Spirit host London on Saturday.
Brady Austin notched his sixth goal of the year as London dropped a 5-3 decision at Guelph. Austin has logged a plus-25 rating this year, good for 15th in OHL. Nikita Zadorov (-3) posted an assist for the Knights in his first game back after helping Russia to a bronze medal at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship.
In the USHL, Cal Petersen made 23 saves to earn his seventh-straight victory as Waterloo throttled Sioux Falls 8-3. Petersen improves to 18-2-1 on the year with a 2.50 GAA, and .917 save%. The 18 wins are most in the league. The Black Hawks are back in action Saturday versus Des Moines.
Connor Hurley earned an assist as Green Bay skated to a 5-2 win over Sioux City. The 18-year old centerman now has four points in five games since being traded to the Gamblers, who next travel to Dubuque on Saturday.
Judd Peterson posted three shots on net as Cedar Rapids edged Chicago 3-2. The RoughRiders visit Omaha on Saturday.
In SHL play, Linus Ullmark came on in relief late in the second period, allowing two goals on eight shots in less than 23 minutes of work as MODO was blown out by 8-2 by Linkopings. MODO is off until Tuesday. Jan. 21 when they face Frolunda.
In the AHL, Dan Catenacci scored his fourth goal of the season with 5:45 left in the third period but Rochester came up short in a 2-1 loss to Hamilton. Joel Armia and Tim Schaller were credited with assist on the sole Amerks tally, while Matt Hackett stopped 17 of 19 shots in the loss. The Amerks and Bulldogs will play a rematch Saturday in Hamilton.
In NCAA action, Jake McCabe picked up an assist as No. 14 Wisconsin downed No. 9 Michigan 5-2. McCabe now has four points in his last two games, and a total of 16 (5+11) on the year. Brad Navin (+1) contributed two shots on goal for the Badgers, while J.T. Compher (-2) produced two shots on goal for the losing side. The two clubs will play it back on Saturday.
Defensemen Anthony Florentino and Mark Adams (injured) did not play as No. 6 Providence was defeated by No. 4 Boston College 5-2. The Friars are back in action next weekend when they play a two-game non-conference set at Colorado College.
In the WHL, Logan Nelson did not play (upper body) as Victoria earned a 3-2 shootout victory over Portland. The teams will go at it again on Saturday.
In ECHL action, Andrey Makarov did not dress as Fort Wayne got past Toledo 3-2. Makarov is listed as day-to-day (upper body) after being injured in a collision during Wednesday's overtime loss to Kalamazoo. Shawn Szydlowski logged a plus-two rating for the winning Komets, who visit Kalamazoo on Saturday.
Connor Knapp did not dress at Greenville defeated Evansville 5-4. The teams will complete the two-way set on Saturday.