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Gaunce leads Majors to largest offensive output at home, downing Niagara 7-4

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Defenceman Cameron Gaunce scored once and added two assists as the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors produced their largest single-game offensive output of the season on home ice, beating the Niagara IceDogs 7-4 Friday night in the Ontario Hockey League.

Gaunce scored his 10th goal of the season in the first period and set up goals by Casey Cizikas and Zac Rinaldo as part of a four-goal explosion by Mississauga (13-14-1-1) in the second period as the Majors won for only the sixth time in 15 home games.

"We don't have any glaring stars, so it's really of a matter of scoring by committee," said Gaunce. "We got a lot of scoring from a lot of people and that's what our team is all about. Everyone stepped up a little bit tonight."

Jesse Messier, Kyle Neuber, Dustin Ekelman and Jared Gomes had the other goals for the Majors, who, up until Friday night, had not scored more than four goals in any game on home ice this season.

Kyle Steckley, Mathew Sisca, Chris DeSousa and David McMullen scored for the IceDogs (12-13-4-4).

Chris Carrozzi stopped 34 shots for Mississauga. Niagara goaltender John Cullen allowed four goals on 12 shots before he was replaced by Mark Visentin early in the second period. Visentin made 14 saves on 17 shots.

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