MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Jared Gomes continued his torrid pace with a pair of goals and defenceman Tim Billingsley picked up three assists as the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors beat the Barrie Colts 4-2 Friday night for their fourth win in a row in the Ontario Hockey League.
Gomes scored an even-strength goal and a power-play goal in the second period for the Majors (30-22-1-2), raising his season total to 26. He has seven goals and eight assists in his last six games.
Mississauga wore pink jerseys and the ice at the Hershey Centre was painted pink in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. It marked the second straight year the Majors held the event, which raised over $15,000 for the foundation in 2008.
Kaspars Daugavins and Mike Pelech had the other goals for Mississauga. Billingsley picked up assists in the Daugavins and Pelech goals, as well as Gomes' second of the night.
"They (the Colts) had their chances, but our chances were better," said the 19-year-old Billingsley. "We've had our ups and downs this season, but I think everyone is gelling as a team now. If everyone just keeps doing their job, we have a shot at winning every night."
Darren Archibald and Alex Hutchings scored for the Colts (24-27-3-1), who saw their three-game winning streak come to an end.
Mississauga goaltender Chris Carrozzi started the game but was pulled early in the second period after giving up the goal to Hutchings. He made 11 saves before giving way to rookie JP Anderson, who stopped all 12 shots he faced.
The Majors had 28 shots at Barrie netminder Peter Di Salvo.