MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Centre Jordan Mayer scored a pair of goals to spark the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors to a 3-1 victory over the rival Brampton Battalion in Ontario Hockey League play Friday night.
Ryan Lopes scored the other goal for the Majors (40-17-6). Sam Carrick broke Mississauga goalie JP Anderson's bid for a shutout when he scored Brampton's (24-26-14) lone goal before the two-minute mark of the third period. It was Carrick's 18th goal of the season.
Mayer opened the scoring late in the first period and added his second of the night and 28th of the season with five seconds remaining in the second period as the Mississauga won its second game in a row.
"We came out with a lot of hop tonight," said Mayer. "Winning these last two games here at home is good because it gets our confidence up going into the playoffs."
"You need momentum for the playoffs and this is the time when you have to be ready. You don't want any bad habits creeping in."
Mayer broke a scoreless tie when he blasted a 30-foot slapshot past Brampton goaltender Patrick Killeen, who had been named the OHL player of the week. Mayer then put the Majors up 3-0 when he managed to scoop a rebound into the Brampton net.
Anderson turned back 26 shots. The Majors had 24 shots at Killeen.