1/2 Recap: Reinhart excels; Lemieux stays hot

Sam Reinhart scored a goal Friday as Canada cruised into the semifinal round at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship with a 8-0 win over Denmark. The Sabres prospect currently is tied for the tournament lead with nine points (4+5) in five games.

A full recap of Friday's World Junior festivities, including a disappointing finish for Hudson Fasching and J.T. Compher, is available at Sabres.com.


In OHL action, Brendan Lemieux scored the game winning goal plus an assist as Barrie held on for a 4-3 victory at Kingston. Lemieux now has 28 goals in 31 games this season, including half of them in his last 10 games. He's on pace to finish with 60 goals. His 15 power play markers rank first in the entire league.

Nick Baptiste notched a pair of assists to extend his point streak to six games as Erie doubled Mississauga 6-3. The speedy winger has worked his way into form with 12 goals and 26 points in 24 games since returning from a shoulder injury.

Justin Bailey finished with a minus-two rating as Kitchener lost to Niagara 5-1. Draft eligibles Graham Knott and Vince Dunn each scored for the IceDogs


Christopher Brown hit for one goal and one assist as Green Bay was defeated by Team USA 5-4 in overtime. Brown has been excellent all season for the Gamblers, racking up 25 points (13+12) in 29 games to maintain a share of the team scoring lead.  


Judd Peterson scored the game winning goal as St. Cloud State got past Quinnipiac 3-2. The even-strength marker was the second goal and fourth point of Peterson's young NCAA career. 

Freshman winger Max Willman helped a banged-up squad by playing as a defenseman, finishing with one shot on goal and a minus-one rating as Brown was defeated by Boston College 4-1 at the Ledyard Bank Classic at Dartmouth.

Brad Navin posted a team-high four shots on goal as Wisconsin was throttled by Michigan Tech 8-1. The Badgers have just one win in their first 13 contests.

Christian Isackson did not factor as Minnesota was defeated by Merrimack 3-2.


Andrey Makarov made 28 saves for his second shutout of the year as Rochester blanked Iowa 3-0. With the victory, the Amerks have now won two games in a row for the first time since October.

Brodie Reid and Jerry D'Amigo supplied first period goals. Tim Schaller added an empty-netter. Mark Pysyk (+3) and  Dan Catenacci logged assists.

Joel Armia missed his second game with lower body (foot) injury. Jake McCabe was sick and did not play.


Colin Jacobs (-1) did not get on the score sheet as Elmira lost at Gwinnett 4-0.

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