MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Kaspars Daugavins scored a short-handed goal and added three assists as the Mississauga-St. Michael's Majors erupted for four goals in the second period en route to a 7-3 victory over the Brampton Battalion in Ontario Hockey League action Friday night.
Daugavins, a native of Riga, Latvia, broke a 2-2 midway through the second period when he got behind the Brampton defence for a clear breakaway. He made two moves before sliding the puck behind Battalion netminder Patrick Killeen.
Eight minutes later, Daugavins stole the puck from a Brampton defenceman while killing a penalty and set up Matt Caria on a two-on-one break to increase Mississauga's lead to 4-2.
Daugavins added an assist on the first of two power-play goals by Matt Piva at the 10-minute mark of the third period.
Kris Sparre also scored twice for the Majors, giving him five goals in his last three games with Mississauga (3-2-1-0). Rookie Casey Cizikas scored the other goal for the Majors, the first of his OHL career. Daugavins drew an assist on that goal as well.
Kyle DeCoste, Mike Lomas and scored for Brampton (4-3-0-1).
The Majors had 35 shots at Killeen. Wayne Savage kicked out 36 shots in the Mississauga net.