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Watters scores twice and Machovsky save 23 shots as Battalion blank Wolves 5-0

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SUDBURY, Ont. - Ian Watters scored twice and Matej Machovsky made 23 saves to lead the Brampton Battalion to a 5-0 shut out of the Sudbury Wolves in Ontario Hockey League action Saturday night.

Philip Lane added a goal and two assists for Brampton (1-1-0), while Sam Carrick chipped in with a goal and an assist. Patrik Machac rounded out the scoring for the Battalion.

Brendan O'Neill made 16 saves on 20 shots for the Wolves (0-2-0) before being pulled for Joel Vienneau who turned away 10 shots in the final period.

Brampton opened the scoring late in the first period as Battalion captain, and Toronto Maple Leafs 2010 draft pick, Carrick broke the deadlock on a power play.

The Wolves struggled all night on special teams, allowing two power play goals and one short-handed.

But it was the second period that spoiled Sudbury's chance at a victory.

In the middle period the Wolves were outscored 3-0 and outshot 14-2, while being held shotless until the 13-minute mark of the frame.

Less than a minute into the second, Brampton's Watters extended the lead with a soft wrister from the point and Brampton never looked back, scoring a powerplay goal and adding a short-handed tally to finish the second.

The Wolves were also ineffective on the power play, finishing 0-for-11. Brampton went 2-for-6 with the man advantage. Brampton also scored two short-handed goals.

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