Sunday, September 24, 2017

9/24 Recap: Hagel stays hot

Brandon Hagel continued his productive opening weekend Sunday, cashing a pair of goals as part of a seven-shot on goal effort as Red Deer came from behind to earn a 5-3 win at Edmonton.

With the Rebels trailing 3-1, Hagel got the comeback juices flowing by potting his second goal of the year with 1:48 remaining in the middle frame.

The top-line winger added an insurance marker into an empty net with 1:07 left on the clock for his fifth point of the weekend.

Going back the end of the 2016-17 regular season and the playoffs, Hagel has scored 19 goals in his last 15 WHL contests.

In the OHL, Cliff Pu recorded two shots on goal as London ran out of gas in a 5-1 loss to Sault Ste. Marie. Pu, who won 17 of 24 draws in defeat, was playing his third game in three days following the Sabres' Friday preseason tilt in Toronto and his Knights debut on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Vasily Glotov produced five shots on goal but was unable to notch a point as Shawinigan was dealt a 4-3 overtime loss to Victoriaville.

In Finland Jr. A action, Oskari Laaksonen logged a plus-1 rating in 22:23 of work as Ilves skated to a 3-2 triumph over HIFK.