BRAMPTON, Ont. - Matt MacLeod scored three times as the Brampton Battalion shutout the visiting Sudbury Wolves 4-0 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League playoff action.
Marcus McIvor also scored for the Battalion while Mitchell Porowski chipped in with two assists.
?Our whole team played a great game today and it?s great to get the first win of the series. Hopefully we can keep it going in Game Two on Sunday,? said MacLeod, who is the first Battalion player to register a hat trick in a post-season game since Matt Duchene accomplished the feat in Game 6 of the 2009 Eastern Conference Final against the Belleville Bulls.
Matej Machovski stopped all 19 shots he faced for the shutout win.
Johan Mattsson turned aside 33 of 37 shots in a losing effort.
Brampton went 1 for 6 on the power play while Sudbury failed to capitalize on four opportunities with the man advantage.
Game 2 goes in Brampton on Sunday afternoon before the series shifts to Sudbury for Games 3 and 4.