1/18 Recap: Grigo succeeds in return

In Saturday action, Mikhail Grigorenko notched the game winning goal with 7:30 left to play as Quebec defeated Rouyn-Noranda 5-3. Grigorenko, who parked in front and connected with his only shot on goal of the night, rounded out the first-star effort with a pair of assists and an 83.9 percent efficiency (26/31) at the faceoff circle The Remparts return to work Thursday at Gatineau.

In OHL action, Nick Baptiste scored his 25th goal of the year as Sudbury lost at Saginaw 4-3. Baptiste has scored in five of seven January starts, and has collected 4+4 in five games since Radek Faksa (DAL) joined the team via trade with Kitchener. Eric Locke netted a goal and an assist for the Spirit to extend his point streak to eight games, while Justin Kea finished with a minus-two rating.

Justin Bailey was blanked for the second-straight night as Kitchener lost to Owen Sound 2-1. Bailey is currently second on the Rangers in scoring with 33 points (18+15) through 45 games.

In the WHL, Logan Nelson earned an assist as Victoria lost to the league's top club Kelowna 5-3. The helper was Nelson's first point since Dec. 7.

In the USHL, Judd Peterson snapped his five-game goal drought with his 13th of the year and added a helper as Cedar Rapids downed Chicago 4-1. The second-year forward, who has connected on 25 percent of his 52 shots this season, ranks second on the RoughRiders in points with 23 (13+10) through 32 contests.

Connor Hurley picked up an assist to extend his point streak to six games as Green Bay dropped a 4-1 decision to Sioux City. Hurley has eight points in eight games since being traded to the Gamblers for a cumulative season total of 22 (7+15).

Cal Petersen got a night off as newly acquired Cameron Johnson made 45 saves to guide Waterloo to a 2-1 victory over Team USA.

In college action, Sean Malone recorded two shots on goal as Harvard lost to Colgate 4-2. Through 18 games, the freshman centerman ranks third in team scoring with 11 points (4+7).

Christian Isackson contributed one shot on net as No. 1 Minnesota doubled Ohio State 4-2. Isackson has appeared in 11 of the Gophers' 22 games this season, recording a goal and three assists.

Anthony Florentino and Mark Adams both remained out of action with injuries as No. 7 Providence pounded Colorado College 7-2.

In the AHL, Jamie Tardif scored the game winning goal at 7:08 of the third period to propel Rochester to a 3-2 win over San Antonio. Johan Larsson and Kevin Sundher scored the earlier goals for the Amerks, while Nathan Lieuwen stopped 26 shots to earn the victory. Jonathan Parker assisted on the Sundher tally for his first point of the season in an Amerks uniform. The Amerks continue their road trip Thursday in Cleveland.

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