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Campagna plays big role in Sudbury success

by Adam Kimelman

The Sudbury Wolves won two of its games over the weekend, and center Mathew Campagna was a big reason why.

Campagna, an 18-year-old center, assisted on the winning goal in both Wolves wins over the weekend. On Friday he had a goal in the first period and early in the second he assisted on Nicholas Baptiste's power-play goal that put Sudbury ahead for good 3-2 en route to a 7-3 defeat of the Plymouth Whalers.

Campagna had an assist Saturday, but Sudbury lost 3-2 in overtime at the Niagara IceDogs. But on Sunday he had a pair of assists, including helping set up Nathan Pancel's game-winning goal with 2:14 left in the second period as Sudbury won 3-1 at the Mississauga Steelheads.

Campagna, who went unpicked in last year's draft, has 34 points in 35 games this season, three more points than he scored in 45 games last season.

Here is how a few other 2013 NHL Draft eligible players in the Ontario Hockey League performed over the weekend:

* Erie left wing Stephen Harper had a pair of goals and teammate Connor Crisp had a goal and two assists in the Otters' 6-2 win at the Kitchener Rangers on Friday. Harper is No. 8 on NHL Central Scouting's preliminary ranking of OHL skaters for this year's draft.

* Sudbury left wing Dominik Kubalik had a goal and two assists and teammate Jacob Harris scored two goals in the Wolves 7-3 win against Plymouth on Friday.

* Mississauga center Dylan Smoskowitz had a goal and an assist in the Steelheads' 3-1 win at the Belleville Bulls on Saturday.

* Saginaw teammates Eric Locke and Jimmy Lodge each had a goal and an assist in the Spirit's 6-3 defeat of the Windsor Spitfires on Saturday.

* Owen Sound right wing Kurtis Gabriel scored the game's first goal and assisted on the game-winner in the Attack's 4-1 win against the Brampton Battalion on Saturday.

* Brampton defenseman Marcus McIvor had a career-best four assists in his team's 7-1 defeat of Niagara on Sunday. Teammate Matt MacLeod had a pair of goals.

* London center Bo Horvat had a pair of assists as the Knights beat the Kingston Frontenacs 6-5 in overtime as the Knights extended their winning streak to 21 games.

* Barrie teammates Erik Bradford and Zach Hall had a goal and an assist each in the Colts' 4-1 win at the Peterborough Petes on Sunday.

* Oshawa center Cole Cassels scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner at 14:06 of the third period, in the Generals' 4-3 win Sunday against the Ottawa 67s.

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