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OHL: Mississauga wins fifth straight

The Canadian Press

2/15/2009 12:24:07 AM

Jordan Mayer was the latest member of the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors to step up for his team.

Mayer scored a pair of goals to lead Mississauga to its fifth straight win, a 5-1 victory over the Sudbury Wolves in Ontario Hockey League action Saturday.

Mayer has contributed four goals and an assist during the Majors' five-game winning streak, but he takes no personal credit for Mississauga's current position.

''I think our recent success is a result of our team play,'' said Mayer. ''We're skating hard, we're finishing our checks and playing a lot tougher. Our team play is what makes us successful individually.''

The Kingston, Ont., native scored once in the first period on a goalmouth scramble and got his second - and 17th of the season - on a partial breakaway in the second as the Majors improved to 31-22-1-2.

With Saturday's victory, Mississauga climbs to within two points of third place in the Eastern Conference.

Elsewhere in the OHL, it was: Barrie 8, Ottawa 5; Belleville 4, Saginaw 3 (OT); Erie 4, Kingston 3; Niagara 2, Owen Sound 1; and Sarnia 7, Kitchener 4.

At Mississauga, Ont., William Wallen, Jared Gomes and Mike Pelech had the other goals for the Majors, who broke open a tight game with two goals late in the third.

Kyle Tarini scored for the Wolves (22-29-2-4), who lost their third in a row.

Rookie goalie JP Anderson stopped 20 shots in the Mississauga net. He faced only three shots in the final period. Sudbury goaltender Andrew Loverock made 44 saves.

Colts 8, 67's 5

At Barrie, Ont., Stefan Della Rovere had a four-point night, scoring a hat trick and adding an assist to lead the Colts over Ottawa.

Josh Brittain (two goals, one assist), Taylor Carnevale (one goal, two assists) and Darren Archibald (three assists) each tallied three points for Barrie (25-27-3-1), while Kyle van de Bospoort and Kyle Clifford also scored.

Thomas Kiriakou scored a pair and added two assists for the 67's (31-19-3-2). Thomas Nesbitt, Anthony Nigro and Cody Lindsay had the other goals.

Bulls 4, Spirit 3 (OT)

At Belleville, Ont., Nick Palmieri scored the overtime winner as the Bulls edged Saginaw.

Bryan Cameron, P.K. Subban and Eric Tangradi all scored and added an assist for Belleville (38-15-2-2).

Chris Chappell, Jordan Skellett and T.J. Brodie scored for the Spirit (30-19-2-4).

Otters 4, Frontenacs 3

At Erie, Pa., Luke Gazdic's second goal of the game midway through the third period capped the Otters' comeback against Kingston.

Sean Jones tied the game for Erie (29-24-2-1). Anthony Luciani had the other goal.

Andris Dzerins, Bobby Mignardi and George Lovatsis replied for the Frontenacs (12-33-6-3), who saw their only winning streak of the season end at two games.

IceDogs 2, Attack 1

At Owen Sound, Ont., Jeremy Smith made 40 saves as Niagara held off the Attack.

Alex Pietrangelo scored the eventual winner on a second-period power-play and Freddie Hamilton opened the scoring for the IceDogs (23-23-4-6).

David Kolomatis scored the only goal for Owen Sound (21-21-7-6), which outshot Niagara 41-25.

Sting 7, Rangers 4

At Sarnia, Ont., Matt Martin scored twice and added an assist as the Sting downed Kitchener.

Justin DiBenedetto had a goal and two assists, Jesse Stoughton had a goal and an assist, while Steve Reese, Michael Neal and Chris Beauchamp added goals for Sarnia (27-22-3-3).

Chris MacKinnon scored a pair, Jason Akeson had a goal and an assist and Alex Aleardi also scored for the Rangers (26-28-2-2).