BRAMPTON, Ont. - Bolstered by Evgeni Grachev's four-goal performance, the Brampton Battalion tied a club record for consecutive wins with 14, doubling up on the Ottawa 67's 4-2 on Sunday afternoon in the Ontario Hockey League.
The Battalion, who also won 14 straight to close out the 2005-06 regular season, have now won ten consecutive games at home, also a new franchise record. Brampton (16-6-0-0) is tied with the Shawinigan Cataractes of the QMJHL for the longest current winning streak in the CHL.
Grachev's linemates, Matt Duchene and Scott Tanski, had four and two assists respectively.
"They're great guys to play with," said Grachev. "They have lots of skill and they do a great job down low."
Grachev also discussed the mood in the locker room as of late. "It's a lot of fun with the success we're having, that's for sure. We just want to keep winning games."
Martin Paryzek and Riley Sonnenburg replied for the 67's (12-10-0-2), who will host the Battalion in the back-end of a home-and-home in the nation's capital.