NORTH BAY, Ont. — Justin Brazeau scored the game-winner and added an insurance goal as the North Bay Battalion ended 2018 on a six-game winning streak with a 5-2 victory over the Sudbury Wolves in Ontario Hockey League action Monday.
Brazeau added an assist for a three-point day.
Brad Chenier also had two goals and an assist for North Bay (17-18-2), while Matthew Struthers had the other goal. Christian Propp did his duty on the other end of the ice with 40 saves.
Nolan Hutcheson and Anthony Tabak scored for Sudbury (21-12-2), while Mitchell Weeks stopped 25 shots.
Chenier’s second goal of the game, on the power play at 11:19 of the second period, gave North Bay a 2-1 lead, and Brazeau’s goal at 16:31 of the frame proved to be the game-winner.
Tabak’s goal at 1:27 of the third period brought Sudbury back within a goal, but Brazeau put the game away with a power-play goal at 5:16 of the final frame.
Struthers capped the scoring at 16:03 of the period with North Bay’s third power-play goal in seven chances.
The Wolves were shut out on all six of their chances with a man advantage.
STEELHEADS 9 SPITFIRES 5
WINDSOR, Ont. — Thomas Harley and Ryan Wells each scored twice and Alan Lyszczarczyk had a goal and three assists to lead Mississauga over the Spitfires.
Cole Schwindt, James Hardie, Ryan McLeod and Liam Ham also scored for the Steelheads (17-15-4).
Sean Allen, Will Cuylle, Cole Purboo, Mathew MacDougall and Tyler Angle had the goals for Windsor (15-19-3).
KNIGHTS 7 STING 1
LONDON, Ont. — Nathan Dunkley and Connor McMichael each scored twice as the Knights routed Sarnia.
Josh Nelson, Joey Keane and Cole Tymkin also scored for London (25-5-4).
Nick Grima had the lone goal for the Sting (18-16-4).
BULLDOGS 4 OTTERS 3 (SO)
ERIE, Pa. — Kyle Maksimovich scored the lone goal of the shootout to lift Hamilton over the Otters.
Arthur Kaliyev scored twice in regulation for the Bulldogs (16-18-3) and Matthew Strome had the other goal.
Maxin Golod led Erie (14-20-2) with a pair of goals and Joseph Mack scored to tie the game 13:49 into the third period.
ICEDOGS 6 67’S 5
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Oliver Castleman struck twice and the IceDogs held on to defeat Ottawa despite a third-period rally from their opponents.
Matthew Philip, Andrew Bruder, Akil Thomas and Kirill Maksimov also scored for Niagara (22-8-5), which led 5-1 after two periods.
Tye Felhaber ignited the 67’s (27-7-4) with a hat trick in the third period to pull his team within a goal. Cameron Tolnai and Graeme Clarke also scored and Noel Hoefenmayer had three assists.
COLTS 5 ATTACK 1
BARRIE, Ont. — Ryan Suzuki scored twice to lead the Colts over Owen Sound.
Lucas Chiodo had a goal and two assists and Jacob Tortora and Ben Hawerchuk also found the back of the net for Barrie (16-19-1).
Sean Durzi replied for the Attack (19-14-3).