SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. - Jared McCann scored four times and Sergey Tolchinksi had one goal and three assists as the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds crushed the visiting Sudbury Wolves 10-3 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League play.
Both sophomores set career-highs against Sudbury. McCann came into the contest not having scored more than twice in a game, doing it three times in his rookie season, while Tolchinky's four points bested his previous high of three, which came last season against the Mississauga Steelheads.
Tyler Gaudet scored once and set up two more for the Greyhounds (1-0-0) while Dylan Staples, Jorgen Karterud, Brandon Hughes and Michael Bunting each added a goal.
Matt Murray made 29 saves for the win as Franky Palazzese picked up the loss after allowing eight goals against on 28 shots through 40 minutes of action. Troy Timpano replaced Palazzese to start the third period and stopped 2-of-4 shots in relief.
Sault Ste. Marie went 2 for 3 on the power play while Sudbury failed to score on three chances with the man advantage.
Battalion 4 Bulls 1
BELLEVILLE, Ont. — Vincent Praplan scored once and set up two more as North Bay downed the Bulls.
Alex Henriksson, Mike Amadio and Jamie Lewis also scored for the Battalion (1-1-0) as Brendan O'Neill made 34 saves for the victory.
David Tomasek had a power-play goal for Belleville (0-2-0) while Charlie Graham turned aside 35-of-39 shots in the loss.
Otters 2 Whalers 1
PLYMOUTH, Mich. — Connor Brown scored the winner on the power play midway through the third period as Erie edged the Whalers.
Connor Chatham scored with the man advantage for Plymouth (0-2-0) while Alex Nedeljkovic turned away 35 shots in a losing cause.
Petes 4 Attack 3 (SO)
OWEN SOUND, Ont. — Jonatan Tanus scored the lone goal of the shootout to lift Peterborough over the Attack.
Michael Giugovaz made 37 saves through 65 minutes and another three in the shootout to get the win for the Petes (1-1-0) while Eric Cornel had a goal and an assist.
Anthony Stefano and Stephen Nosad also scored for Peterborough.
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