11/1 Recap: Baptiste key as Wolves end funk, Petersen sharp

Nick Baptiste (+4) picked up a goal and two assists Saturday as Sudbury ended a 13-game losing streak with a 7-2 win at Niagara. Baptiste's second-star effort gives him six points (4+2) in four games since returning from a shoulder injury. On Sunday, the Wolves will look to put together back-to-back wins for the first time this season when they travel to London.

Elsewhere in the OHL, Justin Bailey notched a two assists as Kitchener got past Owen Sound 5-4 in a shootout. The Rangers' leading scorer with nine goals and nine assists, Bailey has collected points in all but one of his 13 appearances this season. The Rangers next host Peterborough on Friday.

Brendan Lemieux was unable to produce in his return from his two-game suspension as Barrie dropped a 3-2 shootout decision to Guelph. The Colts will finish the weekend with a Sunday visit to Peterborough.


Vaclav Karabacek (+1) produced four shots on goal as Gatineau won at Rouyn-Noranda 6-5. The second-year winger has amassed 12 points (4+8) in 16 outings. The Olympiques are back in action Sunday versus Val-d'Or.


Brycen Martin finished with a minus-one rating as Swift Current lost at Regina 2-1 in a shootout. The Broncos are off until Tuesday's road game at Medicine Hat.

Sam Reinhart remained out of the Kootenay lineup as the ICE defeated Lethbridge 6-5 in overtime. It appears that the 18-year old captain will make his debut next Friday when Kootenay faces Edmonton.


Cal Petersen earned his third straight start, stopping a season-high 42 shots as Notre Dame played to a 2-2 tie with No. 14 Vermont. Petersen looked to be on his way to his fourth straight victory before the Catamounts connected with the extra attacker in the final minute of regulation. Connor Hurley finished the night with one shot on goal and a plus-one rating. Notre Dame visits Minnesota next weekend.

Anthony Florentino (+1) recorded an assist and three shots on goal as No. 8 Providence earned the weekend split with a 2-1 victory at No. 6 Boston University. Florentino's four points (0+4) through six games are tied for the team lead. Fifth-year senior Mark Adams contributed one shot on goal from the blue line for the Friars, who play a home-and-home series next weekend with Merrimack.

J.T. Compher was ejected from the game for unsportsmanlike conduct early in the third period as No. 13 Michigan suffered their third straight defeat 6-2 at Michigan Tech. Compher was back at the center position for the second straight game, producing one shot on goal before getting tossed. The Wolverines will look to get back on track two weeks from now when they host Atlantic Hockey opponent American International.

Hudson Fasching went without a point as No. 1 Minnesota rode a Justin Kloos hat trick to a 4-3 overtime triumph of No. 7 St Cloud State. Judd Peterson recorded one assist for the Huskies, while Gophers fourth-liner Christian Isackson (-1) punched one shot on goal for the winning side.

Sean Malone was scratched as Harvard opened the ECAC schedule with a 3-3 tie at Dartmouth. The Crimson return to the ice Friday at Rensselaer.


Christopher Brown scored his fourth goal of the year as Green Bay was bested 5-2 by Cedar Rapids. The Boston College commit is tied for the team-lead with seven points in 10 games for the Gamblers, who are off until Friday when they visit Dubuque.


Phil Varone scored his team-leading fifth goal of the year and Nathan Lieuwen made 22 saves as Rochester dropped a 3-1 decision at Toronto.

After a scoreless first period, the Marlies sent a pair of shots high glove side over Lieuwen early in the middle frame to stake a 2-0 lead.

University of Maine alum Spencer Abbott was the first to connect with an accurate shot at 1:30. Less than two minutes later, Erie Otters product Connor Brown chipped one under the cross-bar at 3:16, forcing Chadd Cassidy to burn his time out and lay into the team.

Greg McKegg added to the Toronto lead at 11:00 of the second period with a short-handed goal to make it a 3-0 game.

Varone finally got the Amerks on the board with his ninth point of the season at 14:03, but unfortunately it would be the game's final goal. Mark Pysyk and Luke Adam picked up assists on the play. Adam's helper extends his point streak to four games.

Next up for the Amerks is a Tuesday morning School Day game in Hamilton.


In the ECHL, Justin Kea (-2) logged two shots on goal as Elmira defeated Brampton 5-3. The Jackals resume the schedule Wednesday at Evansville.


From earlier in the day, Linus Ullmark locked it down late as MODO came from behind to earn a 4-3 win over HV 71.
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