MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Riley Brace, Kristoff Kontos and Dylan Smoskowitz each scored a goal and two assists to lead the Mississauga Steelheads to a 5-2 victory over the Brampton Battalion on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action.
Eric Diodati recorded the game winner while Stuart Percy also scored for the Steelheads (17-7-1) to snap Brampton's six-game winning streak.
Zach Bell and Mike Amadio scored for the Battalion (12-9-5).
Spencer Martin finished with 25 saves for the win as Matej Machovsky turned aside 32 shots in a losing cause.
The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.
— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres