12/31 Recap: Hurley pots winner; Petersen stays hot

Written By Kris Baker on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 | 1/01/2014

Connor Hurley scored the game winning goal Tuesday as Green Bay edged Cedar Rapids 2-1. The goal, which came at 6:38 of the third period, was Hurley's second in three games since being dealt to the Gamblers from the Muskegon. Judd Peterson (-1) contributed two shots on goal for the RoughRiders, who visit Indiana on Friday. Green Bay visits Chicago on Sunday.

Reigning USHL Goaltender of the Week Cal Petersen stopped 32 of 33 shots to earn the game's number two star as Waterloo ended 2013 with a 4-1 win over Lincoln. Petersen improved his record to 16-2-1 on the year with a 2.40 GAA (4th in league) and .922 sv% (3rd). His 16 wins are tied for tops among all league netminders. Waterloo hosts Fargo on Friday.

In the OHL, Eric Locke netted his 10th goal of the year as Saginaw lost at Sault Ste. Marie 6-5. Locke has two goals and an assist in three games since missing nearly six weeks with a shoulder injury. Justin Kea was a minus-one for the Spirit, who take on Niagara on Friday.

Brady Austin finished plus-two with an assist as London doubled Sarnia 6-3. The two clubs play it back on Wednesday.

Justin Bailey logged a minus-two rating as Kitchener was blanked by Erie 4-0. The Rangers resume work Friday versus Sarnia.

Nick Baptiste was held off the score sheet as Sudbury edged North Bay 2-1 in a shootout. The Wolves host Oshawa on Friday.

Andrey Makarov made 25 saves as Fort Wayne defeated Toledo 5-3. Shawn Szydlowski was unable to produce for the Komets. Fort Wayne plays Evansville on Friday.

In Monday action, Linus Ullmark made 16 saves as MODO defeated AIK 3-1. Ullmark had a shutout going until ex-LA King Esa Pirnes beat him with 1:50 to go in regulation. The 20-year old remains among SHL leaders with a .933 save% (2nd) and 1.99 GAA (3rd) entering next Wednesday's contest with HV 71.

Anthony Florentino finished minus-one as Providence was shocked by Air Force 3-2 in the final of the Ledyard Bank Classic.  The Friars are back at it Saturday versus Merrimack.

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