10/7 Recap: Luukkonen leads; Mittelstadt pots first

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen earned his third consecutive start in Mestis play Saturday, stopping 27 shots to improve to a perfect 4-0 on the year as LeKi defeats Hermes 5-2. In addition to being undefeated, Luukkonen has posted a 1.71 GAA and league-leading .944 save% through his first four starts.

In Sweden, Rasmus Asplund notched one shot on goal and won two of his eight draws as Färjestad cruised past Brynäs 4-1.

Victor Olofsson provided two shots on goal as Frölunda edged Luleå 4-3.

In Finnish junior action, Oskari Laaksonen had five shot attempts in 22:06 of work as Ilves U20 blanked Ässät 2-0. His development isn't all about points, but the offensive-minded Laaksonen has gone four straight games without getting on the score sheet.

Vasily Glotov snapped a five-game funk with his first goal of the year as Shawinigan remained winless in 3-2 loss to Cape Breton. Glotov has just three points (1+2) in his club's first seven games.



In the OHL, Cliff Pu logged a minus-3 rating as London continued their losing ways with a 5-2 defeat at Erie. Pu remains goalless with just three assists through his first six games.

In the WHL, Brandon Hagel recorded one assist as Red Deer was bested by Brandon 5-2. Hagel has three goals and eight points in his first six games.

Vojtech Budik finished with a plus-2 rating as Prince Albert hammered Medicine Hat 6-1. Six games into the season, Budik has captured a goal and an assist.

In NCAA action, Casey Mittelstadt used the backhand to score his first-ever collegiate goal as Minnesota shut out Union 2-0 in the IceBreaker consolation game. Mittlestadt's first weekend of the regular season was a success despite the opening night loss, with the 18-year-old centerman picking up one goal, one assist, and six shots on goal in his first two games.

Providence defenseman Jacob Bryson snagged his first points of the season with a pair of helpers as the Friars earned the road sweep with a 3-2 victory at Miami. Bryson's second assist of the night came on a Kasper Björkqvist tally with just .09 seconds left on the clock in regulation

Judd Peterson and Will Borgen each recorded an assist as St. Cloud State opened the schedule with a 4-0 shutout of Minnesota State. Peterson's helper came on the game-winner at 11:46 of the first period. Borgen's earned his on an empty-netter

Linus Weissbach (-2) supplied to shots on goal as Wisconsin earned the weekend split with a 3-2 triumph over Ohio State. Weissbach as three points (2+1) through his first three collegiate games.

Brett Murray continued plugging fourth-line minutes as Penn State completed their North Country trip with a 4-1 win at St. Lawrence.

In the AHL, C.J. Smith and Kyle Criscuolo scored in regulation and Kevin Porter snagged the over-time winner as Rochester defeated Syracuse 3-2. Adam Wilcox stopped 24 of 26 shot to get his first victory with the Amerks.



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