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Michael Swift scores twice to lead Niagara over Mississauga 2-1

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Forward Michael Swift continued his recent hot streak by scoring a pair of goals less than three minutes apart in the second period and the Niagara IceDogs made them stand up for a 2-1 victory over the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors Friday night in the Ontario Hockey League.

Swift, named the Canadian Hockey League player of the week last week by picking up nine points in a three-game span, raised his season goal total to 29 as the IceDogs won their second game in a row and boosted their record to 33-23-0-1 in the Eastern Conference.

"It's been good so far," said Swift, who now has 83 points in 57 games. "We're winning and it just makes life easier. The puck's going in the net for me.

"It could have been a blowout, but both goalies played solid," added Swift, who might have had three or four more goals on the night.

He hit two goal posts on the same shift shortly after his second goal and he was robbed late in the third period when Mississauga netminder Chris Carrozzi made a sensational save against the veteran centre from the edge of the crease.

Defenceman Cameron Gaunce scored the only goal for the Majors (27-29-1-1). It came at the 14-minute mark of the third period on a shot from the blue line that changed direction in front of the net and caught Niagara goaltender Sebastian Dahm off guard.

Carrozzi was the busier of the two goalies, stopping 33 of 35 shots. Dahm made 30 saves on the night.

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