Sunday, October 2, 2016

10/1 Recap: Murray contributes

Brett Murray swiped at a rebound of a deflected shot for his first-ever USHL goal Saturday and added one assist for his first multi-point game as Youngstown cruised past Team USA U17 7-1. Murray goes for points in three straight contests Friday versus Philip Nyberg and the Madison Capitols.

In the QMJHL, Vasily Glotov picked up one assist to extend his season-opening point streak to three games as Cape Breton was defeated by Halifax 6-4. Glotov will look to make it four in a row on Wednesday when the Screaming Eagles host Rimouski.

Elsewhere, Cliff Pu recorded four shots on goal and a roughing minor as London got past Barrie 3-1. The Knights are off until Friday when they host Peterborough.

Brandon Hagel was shut out for the second straight night as Red Deer was defeated by Brandon 5-2. Top 2017 draft prospect Nolan Patrick had a goal and two assists for the winning side. The Rebels complete their three-game weekend Sunday at Regina.

Devante Stephens (-1) again skated on the middle defensive pair in Kelowna's 3-0 loss to Prince George. Through three games with the Rockets, all losses to Prince George, the stay-at-home Stephens has no points and a minus-three rating.

In Sweden, Rasmus Asplund went without a point in 13:48 of work as Farjestad was upended by Karlskrona 5-2. Asplund has two points (1+1) and a minus-two rating through his first four league contests.

In the college ranks, Ivan Chukarov produced a pair of assists as Massachusetts kicked off the exhibition season with a 7-5 victory over CIS opponent Dalhousie.

Seven more of the Sabres collegiate prospects will get their exhibition seasons underway on Sunday with St. Cloud State, Notre Dame, Boston College and Providence and all hitting the ice.