BRAMPTON, Ont. - Matt Duchene scored a career-best three goals and two assists as the Brampton Battalion routed the Sudbury Wolves 6-2 on Thursday night.
The Battalion's lineup was reinforced by the return of Canadian world junior gold medallist Cody Hodgson and Russian bronze medallist Evgeny Grachev.
Grachev had a goal and two assists while Hodgson tallied once and added a helper for the Battalion (24-13-2) who solidified their lead atop the Eastern Conference's Central Division. With the loss, Sudbury (18-18-4) saw their winless streak extended to three.
Kyle DeCoste had the other Brampton goal, with John McFarland and Eric O'Dell scoring for Sudbury.