Brendan Lemieux notched a goal and an assist Friday as Barrie was defeated by Kitchener 4-3. The productive night gives the 18-year old winger five marks and three multiple-point efforts through eight appearances this season. Justin Bailey picked up an assist for the winning side to extend his point streak to seven games. Bailey has collected a team-best 12 points (7+5) through his first seven games. Both teams return to action Saturday with Barrie hosting Windsor and Kitchener visiting Saginaw.
In the QMJHL, Vaclav Karabacek finished with a minus-one rating as Gatineau dropped a 5-2 decision to Blainville-Boisbriand. Karabacek will look to end a two-game point drought on Sunday when the Olympiques complete the home-and-home series in Boisbriand.
In WHL action, Brycen Martin logged a minus-one rating as Swift Current was smoked 8-3 at Brandon. A 37-point scorer a season ago, Martin has four assists in his first 12 games, putting him on pace for 24 in 2014-15. The Broncos host Moose Jaw on Saturday.
In the collegiate ranks, J.T. Compher (-1) logged two shots on goal as No. 10 Michigan opened the home schedule with a 5-1 loss to New Hampshire. Freshman centerman and Buffalo Jr. Sabres product Andrew Poturalski had a goal and an assist for the Wildcats. The teams close out the Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge set Saturday at Yost.
Connor Hurley recorded one shot on goal as Notre Dame got past Lake Superior State 5-3. Cal Petersen served as backup to Chad Katunar, but could get the nod Saturday when the the Irish goes for the non-conference sweep of the Lakers.
Brad Navin (-1, SOG) was unable to produce from his top line wing spot as Wisconsin was blanked by Northern Michigan 2-0. The two clubs play it back on Saturday.
In the USHL, Christopher Brown (-1, SOG) came up empty as Green Bay was shut out by Tri-City 4-0. The teams play a rematch Saturday in Tri-City.
In ECHL action, Justin Kea registered one assist as Elmira downed Kalamazoo 6-2. The Jackals are off until Friday when they host Reading.