Cameron Gaunce kept the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors on a roll by showing the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds that defence can win games in more ways than one.
The Mississauga defenceman scored two goals, including the game-winner less than a minute into the second period, to give the St. Michael's Majors their fourth win in a row, a 3-2 victory over the Greyhounds in Ontario Hockey League action Sunday.
Gaunce, a second-round draft pick of the Colorado Avalanche in 2008, now has five points in four games. The Sudbury native put up strong numbers in his rookie campaign last season, scoring 10 goals and 40 points in 63 games.
With the win, Mississauga (4-1-0-0) vaulted over three other teams to take the lead in the Central Division.
The loss snapped Sault Ste. Marie's own three-game winning streak. The Greyhounds (4-2-1-0) failed to make up ground on the West Division leading Windsor Spitfires, who lost their first game of the season last night - a 7-2 rout at the hands of the Barrie Colts.
Elsewhere in the OHL, it was: Ottawa 4, Guelph 1; and Oshawa 5, Kingston 3.
At Mississauga, Ont., Jordan Mayer also scored for the St. Michael's Majors. Jordan Carroll and Tomas Rachunek replied for Sault Ste. Marie.
Mississauga netminder Chris Carrozzi made 31 saves to earn the victory, while Cody St. Jacques stopped 37 shots in a losing effort for the Greyhounds.
67s 4, Storm 1
At Ottawa, Corey Cowick scored two goals as the 67s handed Guelph its second loss of the weekend, and the year. The Storm have now lost two straight after winning their first five games.
Generals 5, Frontenacs 3
At Oshawa, Ont., John Tavares added to his OHL scoring lead, netting the game-winning goal and two assists as the Generals handed Kingston yet another loss.