The last time Cody Hodgson and the Brampton Battalion were in Sudbury, they were struggling to find wins. Now, they can't seem to stop.
Hodgson had a goal and two assists and Thomas Stajan scored twice as Brampton turned in a dominating effort, limiting the Wolves to 16 shots in a 4-0 victory on Friday night in the Ontario Hockey League.
The win gives the Battalion (12-6-0-0) 10 in a row after starting the season 2-6-0-0. Brampton's last loss came in Sudbury on October 11, a 4-3 loss to the Wolves. Two days after that, the Battalion shut Sudbury out 4-0 in Brampton, the first win of their current streak.
Hodgson's stellar play is a big reason for the Battalion's recent successes. The Toronto native and Vancouver Canucks first-round pick in 2008 extended his point streak to seven games, over which he has tallied 17 points (10 goals, 7 assists). In 11 games with Brampton this season, Hodgson has 21 points.
The Wolves (9-6-1-1) saw their own three-game losing streak snapped. Sudbury scored 21 goals in those three wins, but could not manage more than seven shots in a period against the Battalion.
Elsewhere in the OHL, it was: Belleville 3, Kingston 0; Erie 5, Peterborough 2; Guelph 4, Plymouth 2; London 6, Owen Sound 2; Oshawa 5, Kitchener 3; Saginaw 7, Ottawa 2; Sault Ste. Marie 3, Sarnia 2; and Windsor 5, Mississauga 4.
At Sudbury, Ont., Kyle DeCoste scored the other goal for Brampton.
Patrick Killeen stopped all 16 shots to earn the shutout for the Battalion, while Wolves netminder Alain Valiquette made 31 saves.
Bulls 3, Frontenacs 0
At Kingston, Ont., Bryan Cameron scored the only three goals of the game and Mike Murphy stopped all 27 shots he faced as Belleville blanked the Frontenacs.
Cameron scored once in the second period and twice in the third as the Bulls (12-5-1-1) won their fourth straight game. Eric Tangradi assisted on all three goals, while Shawn Lalonde had two third-period assists for the Bulls.
Mavric Parks made 35 saves for Kingston (4-11-4-0).
Otters 5, Petes 2
At Erie, Pa., Justin Hodgman had a goal and two assists, while Brandon Biggers and Ryan O'Reilly added two points apiece to power the Otters past Peterborough.
Sean Jones and Tyler Hostetter added goals for Erie (9-9-1-0), while David Quesnele and Brett Theberge replied for the Petes (8-11-0-1).
Storm 4, Whalers 2
At Guelph, Ont., Matt Kennedy and Tyler Melancon both scored short-handed and Thomas McCollum made 28 saves as the Storm downed Plymouth.
Tim Priamo and Peter Holland scored the other goals for Guelph (12-6-1-1).
Beau Schmitz and Tyler Seguin each scored their first OHL goals for the Whalers (6-10-2-0) on the power play.
Knights 6, Attack 2
At London, Ont., Philip McRae had a four-point night with two goals and two assists as the Knights thumped Owen Sound.
Jason Wilson, Jared Knight, Justin Taylor and Daniel Erlich also scored for London (13-5-0-1), while Kevin Montgomery added three assists.
Andrew Wilkins scored both goals for the Attack (6-8-3-1).
Generals 5, Rangers 3
At Kitchener, Ont., Brett Parnham had two goals and one assist as Oshawa jumped out to a 4-0 lead and hung on to beat the Rangers.
Kory Nagy also scored twice for the Generals (8-10-0-1). Jeff Brown added a goal and an assist, while Calvin de Haan had three assists.
Scott Timmins, Shane Prince and Michael Catenacci replied for Kitchener (7-8-1-1).
Spirit 7, 67's 2
At Saginaw, Mich., Jack Combs lead the way with two goals and one assist as the Spirit put on a dominating effort, outshooting Ottawa 48-19.
Tyler Murovich, Joe Pleckaitis, Joe Underwood, Adam Comrie and Kyle Bochek also scored for Saginaw (11-6-0-0), who has won its last three games.
Mike Latta and Ryan Martindale had a goal and an assist for the 67's (10-9-0-1).
Greyhounds 3, Sting 2
At Sarnia, Ont., Michael Fine broke a 2-2 tie with five minutes remaining in the third period as Sault Ste. Marie edged the Sting.
The Greyhounds (10-7-1-0) opened the scoring at 2:34 of period one when Jake Carrick banged home a centring pass from Matt Caria. James Livingston had the other goal for Sault Ste. Marie.
Matt Martin and Jamie Arniel answered for Sarnia (8-8-1-1).
Spitfires 5, Majors 4
At Mississauga, Ont., Rob Kwiet assisted on three goals - including the game-winner by Andrei Loktionov - as Windsor rallied to defeat the Majors
Dale Mitchell, Ryan Ellis, Connor O'Donnell and Greg Nemisz had the other goals for the Spitfires (19-1-0-0), the top-ranked major junior hockey team in Canada.
Jordan Mayer scored twice for the Majors (7-9-0-0), who lost their fourth in a row. Anthony Tapper and Jared Gomes had the other goals for Mississauga.