BRAMPTON, Ont. - Scott Tanksi had a goal and an assist as the Brampton Battalion pushed their winning streak to 16 games, defeating the Sudbury Wolves 3-1 on Sunday afternoon in the Ontario Hockey League.
Evgeni Grachev and Josh Shalla also scored for the Battalion (18-6-0-0), who became the fifth team in OHL history to win at least 16 consecutive games.
John Kurtz had the lone goal for Sudbury (10-11-1-1).
Grachev, who is playing for Team Russia in the ADT Canada-Russia challenge, opened the scoring on the power play 6:49 into the game, burying a wrist shot from a sharp angle past Wolves netminder Alain Valiquette. Tanski added to the Battalion's lead at the 11:03 mark, converting a pass from Jason Dale. Shalla gave Brampton a 3-0 lead before the intermission.
Despite the loss, Valiquette was sharp in goal for Sudbury, making 41 saves. Battalion netminder Patrick Killeen stopped 25 shots.
Pat Quinn, head coach for the Canadian junior team at the upcoming World Junior Championship in Ottawa, attended the game.