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Hodgson scores first two of season as Battalion march to 4-0 win over Petes @NHLdotcom

Cody Hodgson is getting back into the swing of things.

The Vancouver Canucks draft pick scored his first two goals of the season as the Brampton Battalion shut down the Peterborough Petes 4-0 on Sunday afternoon in Ontario Hockey League play.

Hodgson - who added an assist - was playing in just his fifth game of the season after missing most of the campaign with a back injury. He now has two goals and four assists.

The injury prevented Hodgson from playing for Canada at the 2010 world junior championship. Hodgson won gold with Canada in 2009.

After a scoreless opening period, Sean Jones got the Battalion on the board, beating Jason Missiaen on the power play a minute into the second.

Hodgson then vaulted the home side to a 3-0 lead on consecutive unassisted efforts at 10:37 and 13:53 of the second.

Ian Watters rounded out the scoring with a short-handed goal into an empty net at 19:40 of the third.

The win brought the Battalion to within a point of the Petes and fifth place in the Eastern Conference. Brampton has two games in hand.

Elsewhere in the OHL it was Ottawa 3 Kingston 2; London 5 Sudbury 0; Kitchener 6 Erie 3; and Saginaw 4 Sault Ste. Marie 0.

At Brampton, Ont., Patrick Killeen was solid, stopping all 43 shots for Brampton (20-23-12), while Sean Jones and Ian Watters also scored.

Missiaen made 26 saves for Peterborough (25-29-3).


67's 3 Frontenacs 2

At Ottawa, Tyler Toffoli had a goal and an assist for the 67's in a victory over Kingston.

Cody Lindsay and Shane Prince also scored for Ottawa (29-20-7).

Derek Froats and Mitch Lebar tallied for Kingston (26-25-4).


Knights 5 Wolves 0

At London, Ont., Michael Hutchinson made 24 saves as the Knights shut out Sudbury.

Chris DeSousa had a goal and an assist for London (40-14-2), while Kalle Ekelund, Colin Martin, Leigh Salters and Michael D'Orazio had singles.

Andrew Loverock made 28 saves in the first two periods for Sudbury (21-29-5), while Alain Valiquette stopped eight of nine shots in the third.


Rangers 6 Otters 3

At Erie, Pa., Kitchener scored three unanswered goals to rally past the Otters.

Jeremy Morin and Jason Akeson both scored twice for Kitchener (36-16-4), while Michael Catenacci and Ryan Murphy added markers.

Greg McKegg opened scoring for Erie (26-23-7), while Shawn Szydlowski and Mike Cazzola chipped in as well.


Spirit 4 Greyhounds 0

At Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Tadeas Galansky made 39 saves as Saginaw blanked the Greyhounds.

Jordan Szwarz had a goal and two assists for Saginaw (28-22-6), while Tyler Murovich and Cody Sol also tallied. Michael Sgarbossa scored on an empty net in the final minute of play.

Robin Lehner started in net for Sault Ste. Marie (29-23-5), stopping two shots before giving way to Bryce O'Hagan who made 10 saves on 13 shots.

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