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Matt Caria, Kris Sparre lead Mississauga to 8-1 win over Kingston

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Matt Caria had three goals and an assist while linemate Kris Sparre had two goals and two assists as the Mississauga-St. Michael's Majors walloped the Kingston Frontenacs 8-1 in Ontario Hockey League action Sunday.

Caria scored once in each period as the Majors (2-2-1-0) won their second game in a row.

"Things are starting to go well for us," said Caria, who raised his total to four goals and seven points in just three games this season. "I think all of our lines are starting to step up and our young guys are starting to get more confidence with the puck."

Kaspars Daugavins also scored twice for the Majors while Mike Pelech added a goal.

Caria, who missed the first two games of the year while serving a suspension that carried over from last season, put the Majors ahead 1-0 just 23 seconds after the opening faceoff.

The Frontenacs (2-4-0-1) tied the score less than a minute later on Josh Brittain's second goal of the season. But that's as close as Kingston came.

The Majors were ahead 4-1 after the first period and increased that to 5-1 heading into the third period.

Sparre, acquired on Friday in a trade with the Barrie Colts, drew assists on two of Caria's goals.

"I was surprised at the trade and it felt a little weird at first," said Sparre, who had 29 goals with Barrie last season. "The guys have made me feel welcome and I'm here to contribute."

The Majors had 39 shots on goal while the Frontenacs took 30 shots at Mississauga goaltender Chris Carrozzi.

Jason Guy started in goal for Kingston but was pulled to start the second period after allowing four goals on 19 shots.

Anthony Peters then allowed four goals on 20 shots over the last two periods.

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