Riley Brace scored a pair of short-handed goals Friday to lead the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors to a 5-3 victory over the Owen Sound Attack in a rematch of last year's Ontario Hockey League final.
With five short-handed goals in four games, Brace is almost halfway to tying the OHL record in a season.
Keith Osborne of the Niagara Falls Thunder holds the record with 12 short-handed goals in the 1988-89 season.
Brace leads the league with eight goals and is second in points with nine. He trails only Barrie Colts forwards Tanner Pearson and Colin Behenna, who are tied for the points lead with 10.
Elsewhere in the OHL it was: Niagara 4, Barrie 2; Brampton 4, Sarnia 3 (SO); Plymouth 3, Ottawa 2; Kitchener 4, Saginaw 1; Guelph 10, Erie 2; Peterborough 2, Kingston 1; London 8, Sudbury 2; Belleville 2, Oshawa 1; and Sault Ste. Marie 6, Windsor 1.
At Mississauga, Ont., Stuart Percy added two goals of his own, including one on the power-play, and Justin Rasmussen also scored for the Majors (4-0-0). Jordan Mayer chipped in with three assists.
Jarrod Maidens had two power-play goals and added an assist for Owen Sound (3-2-0), which won the league title in seven games over Mississauga last May. Attack forward Daniel Catenacci also scored on the man advantage. Matt Petgrave added two assists.
IceDogs 4 ,Colts 2
At St. Catharines, Ont., Niagara (1-2-0) earned its first win of the season with a victory over Barrie (2-1-1).
Battalion 4, Sting 3 (SO)
At Sarnia, Ont., Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Sam Carrick scored twice in regulation and again in the shootout as Brampton (2-2-0). edged the Sting (1-1-1).
Whalers 3, 67's 2
At Plymouth, Mich., JT Miller scored at 11:45 of the third period to lift the Whalers (2-1-0) to victory over Ottawa (2-1-0).
Rangers 4, Spirit 1
At Saginaw, Mich., Kitchener (2-0-0) scored three times in the second period goals to dismiss the Spirit (1-3-0).
Storm 10, Otters 2
At Guelph, Ont., Zack Mitchell scored three times and added an assist as the Storm (2-1-1) trounced Erie (0-3-0).
Petes 2, Frontenacs 1
At Kingston, Ont., Steven Trojanovic scored the winner in the third period as Peterborough (3-0-1), defeated the Frontenacs (1-4-0).
Knights 8, Wolves 2
At London, Ont., Ryan Rupert's first hat trick in the OHL helped the Knights (3-0-0) to a win over Sudbury (0-3-0).
Bulls 2, Generals 1
At Oshawa, Ont., Stephen Silas snapped a tie early in the third period and John Chartrand made 29 saves as Belleville (2-2-0) downed the Generals (1-2-0).
Greyhounds 6, Spitfires 1
At Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Nick Cousins scored a pair of goals to lead the Greyhounds (2-1-0) past Windsor (2-3-0).