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Cann blanks Majors in debut with Knights

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The Canadian Press
11/9/2008 9:22:54 PM
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Trevor Cann wanted to start his tenure with the London Knights on the right foot. In his second start with his new team, he did just that.

Cann, traded to London on Thursday by Peterborough, made 24 saves as the Knights blanked the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors 2-0 in Ontario Hockey League action Sunday afternoon.

"I had something to prove," said Cann. "You don't want the team guessing whether they made the right decision or not."

The shutout was Cann's second of the season. The Oakville, Ont., native stonewalled the Majors 1-0 earlier this season when he played for the Petes.

Philip McRae scored his 10th goal of the season midway through the first period and set up Nazem Kadri's 12th marker as the Knights (14-5-0-1) won their third game in a row.

"I'm starting to play a little better and I'm getting my strength back," said McRae, who missed the first six games of the season while he recovered from mononucleosis.

"We're playing better defensively as a team," said McRae. "If you play well defensively, the offence tends to take care of itself."

Elsewhere in the OHL, it was: Brampton 7, Belleville 1; Kingston 4, Guelph 1; and Oshawa 5, Barrie 0.

At Mississauga, Ont., it was the third time the Majors (7-10-0-0) were shutout on home ice this season. They have now lost five straight.

Rookie goaltender JP Anderson stopped 21 shots in the Mississauga net.

London Knights (Photo: TSN)

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