OTTAWA - Jamie McGinn had three goals and Adam Courchaine stopped all 33 shots he faced Sunday to lead the Ottawa 67's to a 5-0 victory over the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors in Ontario Hockey League action.
McGinn, the 67's captain, scored while shorthanded in the first period and at even strength later in the frame, then struck on the power play in the second and Courchaine did the rest to pick up his first OHL shutout.
McGinn had just one goal in his previous six games.
"It's been frustrating a little bit," said McGinn, who led Ottawa with 46 goals a year ago and now has 17 this season. "All I can do is just keep on working hard every night and the puck's were going in (tonight). I was just shooting the puck a lot."
Thomas Kiriakou and Julien Demers each added a goal and an assist for the 67's (17-13-1-2), who head into the league's holiday break riding a four-game win streak that equals a season high.
Ottawa lost centre Logan Couture in the first period after a hard hit by Majors defenceman Tim Billingsley, but the 67's player is expected to be OK.
Chris Carrozzi finished with 28 saves in a losing cause for the Majors (17-15-1-0), who were shut out for the second straight game.
A heavy snowstorm prevented all but a few hundred fans of the paid attendance of 7,184 from getting to the arena. OHL linesmen Peter Coleman and Steve Corlyon took charge of the game with the help of minor officials since any regular referees were unable to make the trip to Ottawa.
The Majors were able to make it since they left Mississauga following their 3-0 loss at home to the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds on Saturday afternoon.