MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Centre Cody Hodgson scored the shootout winner after posting a goal and two assists in regulation to lead the Brampton Battalion to a 4-3 win over the Mississauga-St. Michael's Majors in OHL action Wednesday afternoon.
Hodgson, named player of the week in the OHL on Monday, hoisted a backhand shot over the shoulder of Mississauga goaltender Chris Carrozzi in the shootout for the win, extending Brampton's (14-6-0-0) winning streak to 12 games.
"We're having a lot of fun right now," said Hodgson, whose three points in regulation play stretched his personal streak to nine games in which he has at least one point.
Hodgson, the first choice of the Vancouver Canucks (10th overall) in last June's NHL draft, has 11 goals and 10 assists in that span.
"Everyone is feeling pretty comfortable right now and it's showing out on the ice," said the 18-year-old native of Markham, Ont. "Confidence is such a big thing in sports and when you have confidence, things go your way."
Matt Duchene and Jason Dale also scored as the Battalion battled back from a 2-0 first-period deficit on a day when an estimated 3,000 elementary students from neighbouring schools attended the game.
Mike Pelech had a strong game for the Majors (7-11-0-0), who lost their sixth game in a row.
Pelech scored once and drew assists on goals by Kyle Neuber and Jared Gomes.
The Battalion had 44 shots at Carrozzi.
Brampton rookie goaltender Brandon Foote stopped 28 of 31 shots.