ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - Cody Hodgson scored three goals as the Brampton Battalion beat the Niagara IceDogs 5-2 in Ontario Hockey League action Thursday.
Thomas Stajan and Evgeny Grachev added a goal and an assist each for the Battalion (43-18-1-1), who moved into a tie for first in the Eastern Conference with Belleville.
Patrick Lee and Andrew Agozzino replied for the IceDogs (26-28-4-6).
Thomas McCollum made 21 saves for Brampton while Mark Visentin stopped 28 shots for Niagara.