Majors Post Back-To-Back Wins Up North
Sault Ste. Marie, ON- The Mississauga St. Michael's Majors took the lead four minutes into the game and didn't look back beating the Sault Ste.Marie Greyhounds 6-3 tonight at the Essar Centre. The Majors will return home with all four points from this weekend's trip up north and hold onto first place in the Central Division and the Eastern Conference. The win moves Mississauga to 17-4-1-0 on the season.
The Majors carried momentum from last night's win into this contest and Corey Bureau put the Majors ahead. Casey Cizikas stretched the lead by two with his short-handed marker later in the period. The Greyhounds were able to cut the lead in half with a power play goal courtesy of Michael Quesnele to close the opening period.
Mississauga has been putting together a series of impressive performances in the second period of games and it continued tonight as the Majors put three goals by the Soo. Former Greyhounds draft pick Jordan Mayer scored twice in period to increase the lead for the Majors. Riley Brace added his third goal of the season. The Greyhounds responded late in the period, much like they did in the first on the power play again from Jake Carrick; to close the period at 5-2 for Mississauga.
The Soo came out stronger in the third period as Nick Cousins scored just under five minutes into the final twenty, to cut it to a 5-3 Majors lead; and that's all they could do. Jordan Mayer completed his hat-trick by scoring an empty netter to seal the deal. The game saw several penalties and fights from both sides. The Majors suffered a scare when Gregg Sutch went down in the second period and was taken to hospital with what has been described as an upper-body injury, he did not return. The Majors out shot the Soo 37-21.
JP Anderson turned aside 18 shots for the Majors and grabs his ninth win of the year. The loss goes to Robin Lehner, who was relieved in third period by Bryce O'Hagen. The two countered with 31 saves combined for the Greyhounds. The Majors increase their win streak to five games and hold a dominant record of 16-0-0-0 when leading after two periods this season. Mayer, Cizikas and William Wallen all had multi point nights for Mississauga.
The Majors return home to host the Kingston Frontenacs on Wednesday night at 7:00, and then the Niagara IceDogs come to town on Friday night, game time is 7:30 p.m. For information on Majors individual and season tickets for 2009-10, group and flex packages and private suites, visit the Majors website or call the Majors ticket line at 905-502-7788.
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