10/11 Recap: Bailey tricks; Carrier gets first

Justin Bailey recorded the second hat trick of his OHL career Saturday and added a shootout marker as Kitchener lost at Erie 5-4. The game's number two star, Bailey now has six goals, a team-best 10 points and the first five-game point streak of his OHL career since returning from Buffalo. He has also converted both of his shootout attempts. For the Otters, Connor McDavid ('15) record two assists and the first fight of his OHL career while fellow '15 eligible Dylan Strome connected for a pair of goals and the game's first star honor. Next up for Kitchener is a Monday meeting with Guelph.

Elsewhere in the OHL, Brendan Lemieux notched a goal and an assist as Barrie defeated Sudbury 6-4. The helper came via good work to get the puck out of his zone and the goal came from his usual spot at the front of the net. Lemieux now has seven points (4+3) through the first six games of the year. The Colts visit North Bay on Monday.

Eric Cornel saw his three-game point streak snapped as Peterborough was doubled by Plymouth 8-4. Cornel did not point but out forth a solid two-way effort while recording slashing and roughing minors. Peterborough continues their swing through Michigan Sunday at Saginaw.


In the AHL, William Carrier scored his first professional goal as Rochester coughed up a late third-period lead in a 6-4 loss to Hamilton.

The rookie winger, who recorded two assists in his first professional game on Friday, used speed around the edge to convert his own rebound just 3:25 into the game. Tim Schaller and Chad Ruhwedel assisted on the goal to give the trio points in each of Rochester's first two games.

Johan Larsson added to the lead when he scored his first of the year at 10:04 of the second period. The Amerks did a nice job sustaining pressure with solid back end support leading to the goal getting scored in traffic. With an assist on the play, Luke Adam notched his 100th point as an Amerk.

The Bulldogs evened the score with two quick ones following the Larsson tally before Akim Aliu connected for his first as an Amerk at 15:36. Adam and Larsson earned assists on the play.

The lead lasted all of 1:28 before Hamilton's Charles Hudon tied the game 3-3 with his first of the year.

For the second straight night, the Amerks would come out quickly to start the third period as Aliu buried a Phil Varone feed at 4:22 to give Rochester a 4-3 lead.

The lead would hold until the Amerks collapsed by surrendering three goals, including one into an empty net, in the final 2:57 to settle on the 6-4 loss.

Nathan Lieuwen earned his second-straight start, stopping 25 of 30 shots to move to 1-1 on the year.

The Amerks will look to learn from the result as they prepare for Saturday's tilt at division rival Toronto.


In case you missed it earlier, you may want to check out Victor Olofsson's goal from MODO's Saturday loss.


In the QMJHL, Vaclav Karabacek (-2) recorded one assist as Gatineau lost at Baie-Comeau 5-2. Karabacek has maintained a point-per-game pace with Gatineau, notching three goals and five assists in eight games since being returned from Buffalo. The Olympiques visit Chicoutimi on Sunday.

In USHL play, Christopher Brown picked up an assist as Green Bay got past Madison 5-4 in overtime. The Boston College commit has four points (2+2) in his first four games with the Gamblers, who next travel to Tri-City for a pair of games on Friday and Saturday.

In the collegiate ranks, Anthony Florentino (-1, SOG) notched an assist while skating on the Friars' top defensive pair as No. 4 Providence edged Ohio State 2-1 in overtime. Providence defenseman Mark Adams finished with an even rating. The Friars will next host Team USA U-18 for a recruiting exhibition on Thursday.

Judd Peterson posted three shots on goal as No. 6 St. Cloud State defeated No. 5 Colgate 3-1. The Huskies will take a week off before visiting Union for key non-conference set beginning Oct. 24.

Brad Navin contributed three shots on goal from the top line left wing spot as No. 12 Wisconsin lost to Alaska-Anchorage 4-2 at the Kendall Hockey Classic. The Badgers, who were swept by the two Alaskan schools in the weekend jaunt, will return home to host Northern Michigan next weekend in Green Bay.

In the WHL, Brycen Martin logged a plus-one as Swift Current defeated Tri-City 2-0. Martin has gathered four assists through his first 10 games. The Broncos are off until Wednesday when they face Saskatoon.
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