OTTAWA - John Hughes scored the deciding goal in the shootout to lift the Brampton Battalion to a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa 67's in Ontario Hockey League action Friday night.
Hughes, Brampton's third shooter, snapped a shot past 67's goaltender Adam Courchaine. Luke Lynes had already scored for the Battalion in the shootout while Bobby Sanguinetti had his attempt stopped.
Meanwhile, Brampton netminder Patrick Killeen had allowed a goal to Logan Couture, but Jamie McGinn had hit the post for Ottawa. Killeen then stopped Thomas Nesbitt to preserve the win.
"Anytime you go into a shootout, it's skill versus skill," said Couture, who's seen the 67's involved in three straight games that have gone to shootout - losing twice. "And two times out of three we've come out on the short end, which isn't very good."
Cody Hodgson and Ben Alavie, on the power play, scored in regulation time for the Battalion (3-1-0-1).
Killeen made 26 saves to get Brampton to the shootout.
Couture and McGinn, with a short-handed goal, scored in regulation time for the 67's (4-0-0-2). McGinn also added an assist.
Courchaine finished with 32 saves.