11/27 Recap: Cornel hat trick paces Petes

One night after seeing his eight-game point streak snapped in a 3-1 win over Sarnia, Eric Cornel notched his first-ever OHL hat trick to earn the game's first star as Peterborough took down Oshawa 4-2 on Friday. Cornel put his top-notch release on display with his third of the night, the eventual game-winner, at 14:08 of the middle frame to give him 27 points through 26 games. The Petes' captain has turned it up of late, recording 15 points (8+7) in his last 10 contests.


Brycen Martin picked up an assist on the overtime winner as Saskatoon edged Swift Current 5-4. Martin now has points in three straight games and eight of his last nine.

Brendan Guhle pumped four shots on goal and was called for a late boarding minor as Prince Albert was defeated by Edmonton 5-1. Guhle has gone without a point in six straight contests.

Giorgio Estephan was kept off the scoresheet as Lethbridge doubled Brandon 4-2. Estephan was entering the tilt coming off a one-goal, two-assist performance Thursday in the Hurricanes' 9-0 shellacking of Kootenay.

Devante Stephens was whistled for an interference minor as Kelowna won at Victoria 3-1. Stephens has logged a plus-six rating in his last three games.


Vaclav Karabacek notched two shots on goal and was stopped in his shootout attempt as Baie-Comeau was defeated by Rimouski 2-1. Karabacek has been blanked in four consecutive contests.


Max Willman recorded one assist as Brown downed Colgate 5-0 in the opening game of the Friendship Four Tournament in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Brown will battle Lowell on Saturday in the first place game.

Jason Kasdorf did not play for the sixth straight contest as RPI got past Western Michigan 4-1 in the first game of the Shillelagh Tournament at Notre Dame. Freshman netminder Cam Hackett has stepped up in Kasdorf's absence, backstopping the Engineers to a 5-0-1 record while the 23-year-old has recovered from a lower body ding.

In the Shillelagh Tournament nightcap, Cal Petersen allowed four goals on 23 shots before leaving the game with 6:08 remaining as Notre Dame dropped a 4-1 decision to Harvard. Connor Hurley produced four shots on goal in the loss. Notre Dame closes the weekend Saturday night versus Western Michigan. Sean Malone did not dress for Harvard, who moves on to face RPI in Saturday's championship game.

Hudson Fasching registered one shot on goal and a plus-one rating as Minnesota was defeated by St. Cloud State 3-2. Judd Peterson (2 SOG) and Will Borgen (+1) were unable to produce for the winning side. The Gophers will look to avoid getting swept on home ice when the teams play it back on Saturday.

Ivan Chukarov logged a minus-two rating as Massachusetts was defeated by Quinnipiac 4-1. The Minutemen cap the weekend set Saturday at Quinnipiac.


Andrey Makarov (1st star) made 28 saves and Patrick Kaleta (SOG) made is season debut as Rochester got past St. John's 4-3 in the shootout. Colby Robak scored his third goal of the year to force extra time with 18 seconds remaining in regulation, and Jason Akeson converted in the deciding frames to get the extra point. Nick Baptiste opened scoring with a top-shelf strike for his third goal of the season. Chad Ruhwedel also scored for the Amerks.
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