MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Rookie Jordan Mayer scored once and set up a goal by fellow rookie Casey Cizikas as the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors ended a three-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Guelph Storm Wednesday night in the Ontario Hockey League.
Mayer, who has only been with the Majors since Jan. 1, scored his third goal of the season in a three-goal, first-period uprising by Mississauga (26-27-1-1). He set up Cizikas for Mississauga's first goal just two minutes after the opening faceoff.
"It's getting a little easier each day," said Mayer about his play in the OHL. "I'm learning to relax with the systems a little more, playing defence and trying to put the puck in the net. I feel like I'm getting a little more comfortable."
Mike Pelech and Tyler Allen had the other Mississauga goals as the Majors handed the Storm (25-20-5-4) its second loss in a row. Pelech's goal came while he was killing a penalty. He stole the puck from Corey Syvret at the Guelph blue-line and beat Storm goaltender Cody St. Jacques with a low wrist shot to the stick side.
Guelph defenceman Drew Doughty and forward Anthony Nigro scored for the Storm.
St. Jacques was pulled after giving up the three goals in the first period and was replaced by Thomas McCollum at the start of the second period. They combined to stop 19 of 23 shots.
Chris Carrozzi made 27 saves in the Mississauga net.