ERIE, Pa. - Connor Brown extended his lead atop the Ontario Hockey League scoring race as the Erie Otters doubled up the visiting Kingston Frontenacs 6-3 on Friday.
Brown, a Toronto Maple Leaf prospect, scored three times and added an assist, increasing his season totals to 31 goals and 92 points in 44 games.
Brendan Gaunce, Quentin Maksimovich and Michael Curtis also scored for the Otters (35-7-2). Connor McDavid had four assists while Adam Pelech chipped in with three.
Mikko Vainonen, Robert Polesello and Samuel Schutt scored for the Frontenacs (24-16-4), who dropped their fourth game in a row.
Erie's Oscar Dansk made 26 saves as Kingston's Matt Mahalak stopped 29-of-35 shots in a losing cause.
The Otters were 3-for-3 on the power play while the Frontenacs scored twice on seven chances with the man advantage.
Erie's Dane Fox is second to Brown in scoring with 82 points in 44 contests.
WOLVES 1 WHALERS 0
PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- Franky Palazzese earned his fifth shutout of the season as Sudbury blanked the Whalers for its fifth win in six outings.
Palazzese turned aside 34 shots for the Wolves (25-10-7) while Nicolas Baptiste scored the game's only goal at 7:01 of the first period.
Alex Nedeljkovic made 34 saves for Plymouth (16-22-5), including 20 in the second period.
The Whalers are now 8-9-3 on home ice.
GREYHOUNDS 6 STING 2
SARNIA, Ont. -- Tyler Gaudet and Bryan Moore each had a goal and an assist as Sault Ste. Marie earned its fifth win in a row by downing the Sting.
Tyler Hore, Blake Speers, Jared McCann and Patrick Watling also scored for the Greyhounds (31-10-5).
Daniel Nikandrov and Nikita Korostelev scored for Sarnia (14-24-5).
Brandon Halverson made 22 saves for Sault Ste. Marie while Taylor Dupuis turned away 36-of-42 shots for the Sting.
STORM 4 RANGERS 1
KITCHENER, Ont. -- Guelph used its power play against the Rangers to pick up its fourth win in a row.
Robby Fabbri, Brock McGinn and Scot Kosmachuk scored with the man advantage for the Storm (33-8-3) while Matt Finn scored even strength. Justin Nichols made 28 saves for the victory.
Kitchener (15-27-2) got its goal from Dominik Kubalik while Jordan DeKort turned away 17-of-21 shots in a losing cause.
Guelph went 3 for 3 on the power play as the Rangers 0 for 5.
SPIRIT 3 KNIGHTS 1
LONDON, Ont. -- Jake Paterson made 59 saves, including 29 in the third period, as Saginaw toppled the Knights for its fifth straight victory.
Justin Kea scored twice for the Spirit (21-17-5) and Dylan Sadowy had the other.
Bo Horvat scored the lone goal for London (29-10-5) while forward Ryan Rupert was stopped on a penalty shot in the first period.
Anthony Stolarz started in net for the Knights, but left the game three minutes into the first period with an injury. Jake Patterson replaced Stolarz and stopped 26-of-28 shots in relief.
BATTALION 4 STEELHEADS 1
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- Nick Paul scored once and set up two more as North Bay defeated the Steelheads.
Alex Henriksson, Ben Thomson and Zach Bratina also scored for the Battalion (22-17-6) and Vincent Praplin had two assists.
Nick Zottl scored for Mississauga (16-26-4), which dropped its fifth game in a row.
Jake Smith made 24 saves for North Bay. Dawson Carty stopped 24 shots for the Steelheads.
BULLS 5 67's 2
OTTAWA -- Niki Petti and Jake Worrad scored 17 seconds apart to spark a third-period comeback as Belleville handed the 67's their third straight defeat.
Stephen Harper, Jordan Subban and Cameron Brace also scored for the Bulls (13-26-4), who trailed 2-1 after 40 minutes before scoring four unanswered goals.
Erik Bradford scored both goals for Ottawa (14-24-4).
Belleville's Charlie Graham made 28 saves for the win. Philippe Trudeau gave up five goals on 29 shots for the 67's.
GENERALS 5 ATTACK 2
OSHAWA, Ont. -- Scott Laughton had two goals and two assists as the Generals beat Owen Sound.
Cole Cassels also had a pair of goals for Oshawa (28-12-4) and Mitchell Vande Sompel scored the other.
Brayden Rose and Holden Cook supplied the offence for the Attack (20-17-6), who are winless in four contests.
Daniel Altshuller made 28 saves for the Generals while Brandon Hope turned away 27 shots for Owen Sound.