1/10 Recap: Olofsson snipes; Martin first star

Victor Olofsson scored the game's first goal Saturday as MODO was defeated by Lulea HF 2-1. Olofsson's 10th of the year, which ties him for second in team scoring, came when he intercepted a cross-ice clearing pass and stepped into the slot to get off a high wrist shot. Gustav Possler (sick) and Linus Ullmark (groin) did not dress for MODO, who have now lost seven straight contests.


Brycen Martin made an impact in his second game with his new club, notching one goal and one assist to earn first star honors as Saskatoon earned a 6-4 road victory at Kootenay. Martin scored on the first shift of the second period when he snapped a shot from the slot off the post and in to make it a 1-1 game. The goal, his third of the year, gives Martin 18 points in 41 games. Sam Reinhart picked up one assist for the ICE for his first point since returning from his stint with Team Canada.


Vaclav Karabacek pumped a shot in the top corner for his first goal with his new team as Baie-Comeau fell to Sherbrooke 3-2. Karabacek, who also produced a season-high six shots on goal, has three points in his first five games with the Drakkar.


Brendan Lemieux (+3) picked up a pair of assists as Barrie doubled Sudbury 6-3. Lemieux, whose line with Joseph Blandisi and Kevin Labanc (SJS) combined for 10 points on the night, has now gone two games without a goal for the fourth time this season.

In an East Division tilt, Eric Cornel assisted on the game's only goal as last-place Peterborough blanked first-place Oshawa 1-0. Cornel has a goal and three assists in his last 10 games for the Petes, who have gone 6-4-0-0 in that span.

Justin Bailey recorded a power play assist as Sault Ste. Marie pitched a 3-0 shutout of Plymouth. The helper ups Bailey's season total to 45 points, good for 18th among OHL scorers. Jean Dupuy finished with a plus-one rating for the Hounds.


J.T. Compher scored his fourth goal of the year as Michigan earned the B1G sweep with a 7-5 victory over No. 9 Minnesota. Compher's goal came with 12 seconds remaining in the opening period when he buried a backhand rebound to give Michigan a 4-1 lead. Hudson Fasching notched one assist when he received a puck behind the net and sent a wraparound pass to the front for a Connor Reilly one-time finish. Christian Isackson did not register in a limited role for the Gophers.

Max Willman contributed one shot on goal as Brown defeated No. 13 Providence 5-3 to claim the 2014 Mayor's Cup. Anthony Florentino (+1) fired two shots on goal for the Friars, who saw their six-game winning streak snapped. With each team winning one game in the Mayor's Cup series, Brown was awarded the trophy based on their plus-two goal differential.

Connor Hurley (2 SOG) was unable to connect as Notre Dame dropped a 4-3 decision to Western Michigan. The 19-year-old freshman has three goals and 11 assists through his first 21 NCAA games. Cal Petersen came on in relief of Chad Katunar to start the third period, stopping his first eight shots before allowing a glove-side goal with 1:06 left on the clock.

Brad Navin finished with a minus-two rating as Wisconsin was blown out by No. 2 Boston University 6-1. Jack Eichel ('15) led the way for the Terriers with two goals and two assists.

Judd Peterson contributed one shot on goal as St. Cloud State held on for a 3-2 victory over No. 6 Miami to earn the NCHC sweep. Petersen has two goals and two assists in his first 20 NCAA games. 

Sean Malone did not play as Harvard was defeated by Yale 4-1 at Madison Square Garden. The speedy sophomore has played in just three of the Crimson's 14 games this season, notching five points (2+3) and 10 shots on goal.


Christopher Brown picked up one assist as Green Bay lost at Youngstown 4-2. The Gamblers' leading goal man with 12 in 32 games, Brown is fighting a season-long five-game drought.


Matt Hackett stopped 26 shots in his first appearance of the season as Rochester suffered a 2-0 shutout loss to Oklahoma City. The Amerks matched the Barons with 28 shots on goal, including six from Chad Ruhwedel, but they were unable to beat Colorado College product Richard Bachman. Joel Armia missed his sixth straight game with a lower body injury. The Amerks begin a three-game road trip Wednesday at Texas.


Colin Jacobs shuttled down from the AHL, producing one shot on goal as the Jackals coughed up a two-goal lead in a 4-2 loss at Wheeling. 
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