ERIE, Pa. - Otters goaltender Devin Williams made 28 saves to pick up his fourth shutout of the season as Erie blanked the visiting Saginaw Spirit 3-0 in Ontario Hockey League action on Thursday.
Dylan Strome and Dane Fox each scored for the Otters (40-10-2), while Brendan Gaunce added a short-handed goal with 1:02 remaining in the game.
Connor Brown picked up two assists.
Jake Paterson stopped 21 of 23 shots for Saginaw (25-22-5) in the losing effort.
STORM 8 STEELHEADS 0
GUELPH, Ont. ? Robby Fabbri and Jason Dickinson each scored twice and added an assist as the Storm dominated Mississauga.
Matt Finn scored a goal and helped on three others, Zac Leslie had a goal and an assist, Zack Mitchell had a goal and two assists, and Brock McGinn also scored for the Western Conference-leading Storm (40-9-3) to pull his tally to 33 on the season.
Chase Marchand started in net for the Steelheads (20-29-4), but was pulled after giving up five goals on 28 shots through 40 minutes. Spencer Martin stopped 10 of 13 shots in relief.
Guelph outshot Mississauga 41-24, holding the Steelheads to six shots in the second period.
BATTALION 2 WOLVES 0
NORTH BAY, Ont. ??? Jake Smith turned away all 25 shots he faced as the Battalion edged Sudbury.
After a scoreless first period, Barclay Goodrow scored his 24th of the season at 15:46 of the second to brake the stalemate for the Battalion (28-18-6).
Vincent Praplan added his 16th of the year at 3:08 of the third to extend North Bay's lead to 2-0.
Franky Palazzese made 29 saves for Sudbury (27-16-8).
PETES 4 GENERALS 3 (SO)
PETERBOROUGH, Ont. ??? Josh MacDonald scored in regulation time and again in a shootout to lift the Petes over Oshawa in a penalty-filled affair which resulted in six game misconducts.
Steven Varga and Connor Boland also scored for the Petes (24-23-4), who racked up 51 penalty minutes on 19 infractions. Oshawa (32-15-5), which took 23 penalties totalling 55 minutes, got power-play goals from Mitchell Vande Sompel and Dylan Smoskowitz, while Bradley Latour added a short-handed goal.
Daniel Altshuller started in net for the Generals, making all 18 saves before being handed a game misconduct penalty. Ken Appleby stopped 23-of-26 shots in relief.
Peterborough goaltender Andrew D'Agostino also got a game misconduct. He stopped 14 of 15 shots and Jason Da Silva made 19 saves on 21 shots in relief.
SPITFIRES 4 GREYHOUNDS 3
WINDSOR, Ont. ??? Slater Koekkoek scored a power-play goal at 11:16 of the third period to lift the Spitfires over the Greyhounds.
Remy Giftopoulos had a goal and two assists for Windsor (32-17-2), while Ben Johnson, and Steven Janes added the other Spitfire goals.
Jared McCann, Patrick Watling and Tyler Gaudet replied for Sault Ste. Marie (35-13-5). Jean Dupuy chipped in with two assists.
Spitfires goalie Dalen Kuchmey made 39 saves for the win, while Sault Ste. Marie's Matt Murray turned aside 30 shots in the loss.
FRONTENACS 10 COLTS 6
BARRIE, Ont. ??? Darcy Greenaway and Spence Watson each had two goals and one assist as the visiting Frontenacs toppled the Colts.
Henri Ikonen had a goal and two assists and Ryan Verbeek scored a goal and helped on another for Kingston (28-19-4). Mikko Vainonen, Samuel Schutt, Warren Steele and Conor McGlynn also scored and Matt Mahalak made 23 saves for the win.
Zach Hall scored a hat trick and added an assist for the Colts (25-22-3) while Andreas Athanasiou scored twice. Kevin Labanc added the other Barrie goal.
Mackenzie Blackwood started in net for Barrie, but was pulled after he allowed seven goals on 31 shots through the first two periods. Daniel Gibl stopped 12 of 14 shots in relief.