Sunday, October 16, 2016

10/15 recap: Murray erupts

Brett Murray exploded for a five-point Saturday, scoring two goals and adding three assists as Youngstown cruised past Muskegon 7-4. The offensive eruption elevates Murray to 11 points (3+8) through his first seven contests. He has points in five of seven games since joining the Phantoms en route to compiling a plus-eight rating.

Elsewhere in USHL action, Philip Nyberg (-2) contributed two shots on goal as Madison was blanked 4-0 by Chicago. The Wisconsin commit has one goal and eight shots in the first six games of his USHL tune-up.

In AHL action, Justin Bailey scored his first goal of the year with nice third-period wrist shot, and Linus Ullmark stopped 40 of 44 shots as Rochester was defeated by Syracuse 4-1. Taylor Fedun drew the lone assist on Bailey's marker for his first point as an Amerk.

In the collegiate ranks, Judd Peterson scored his first goal of the year and Will Borgen supplied one assist as St. Cloud State was swept by Minnesota State thanks to a 6-4 defeat. The Huskies will look to right the ship next weekend when they meet Minnesota for a home-and-home non-conference set.

Cal Petersen made his 54th consecutive start in the Notre Dame crease, making 27 saves as the Fighting Irish earned the weekend split with a 3-1 win over Minnesota-Duluth. Connor Hurley netted one assist to extend his season-opening point streak to four games. The Irish return to home ice next weekend when they take on Penn State.

Anthony Florentino led all defensemen with three shots on goal as Providence was upset by Holy Cross 2-1 in overtime. The Friars host North Country opponents Clarkson and St. Lawrence next weekend.

In the OHL, Cliff Pu was shut out as London was smoked by Erie 7-1. Pu has four goals and 10 points through six games while winning 64 per cent of his faceoffs.

Austin Osmanski produced two shots on goal as Mississauga came back to defeats Saginaw 3-2 in overtime. Top draft prospect Owen Tippett scored two goals for the third straight contest to propel the comeback.

Vasily Glotov recorded one assist as Cape Breton was doubled by Charlottetown 4-2. Through seven contests, Glotov has one collected goal and five total points.

Giorgio Estephan (-3) saw his five-game point streak snapped as Lethbridge was hammered by Regina 7-2. Estephan, who averaged 1.25 points per game a season ago, is scoring at the same clip early with 1.33 points-per-game through his first six contests.

Devante Stephens logged a plus-one rating as Kelowna lost to Swift Current 5-1. Stephens entered the season as a cumulative plus-29 in his first two WHL seasons (136 games). He is currently a minus-two through the first eight tilts of the 2016-17 campaign.

Vojtech Budik (+1) and Brendan Guhle each had good nights in their own zone as Prince Albert lost to Brandon 4-3. Budik was angling for the second three-game point streak of his WHL career, but was unable to produce in defeat.

In Sweden, Victor Olofsson finished with a plus-one rating in a season-high 16:29 of work as Frolunda HC dropped a 3-2 decision to Linkoping HC.

Rasmus Asplund was unable to score in 14:33 of action as Farjestad BK earned a 3-1 victory over Lulea HF.

Jonas Johansson did not dress as Almtuna IS edged IF Bjorkloven 2-1.