In prospect news:
In the Swedish Allsvenskan, Gustav Lindstrom had 2 assists in Almtuna IS’s 4-3 win over Tingsryds IF;
Mattias Elfstrom centered the 3rd line (a promotion!) in Vasterviks IK’s 3-2 win over IF Troja/Ljungby;
Malte Setkov played on the 3rd defensive pairing in IK Pantern’s 5-3 loss to AIK;
In the OHL, Reilly Webb had 2 shots in the Saginaw Spirit’s 3-2 OT loss to Flint;
Jordan Sambrook scored a goal on 2 shots, finishing at +1 in the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds’ 4-0 win over Sudbury. Sambrook was named the game’s second star;
Dennis Cholowski finished at +2 with 4 shots in the Portland Winterhawks’ 3-0 win over Everett;
And Michael Rasmussen had a goal and 2 assists, finishing at +1 on 4 shots and winning 9 of 14 faceoffs in the Tri-City Americans’ 7-1 win over the Victoria Royals. Lane Zablocki finished at -1 with a 1-for-3 faceoff record and a penalty taken.
In prospect news and notes, from the Standard-Freeholder’s Todd Hambelton:
Early this season, Maine Black Bears captain Chase Pearson was having trouble scoring goals – even one of them. It wasn’t a problem on Saturday night.
Pearson, son of former NHLer Scott Pearson, of Cornwall, scored two goals in Amherst, Mass., including the game-winner in the third period, to lead his NCAA Division I club past the Massachusetts Minutemen 3-2 in front of 3,934 at the Mullins Center.
Pearson netted his first goal 18 seconds into the game, finding the puck in a scrum in front of the goal and stuffing it into the net.
Pearson also connected with 6:41 left in the middle frame to extend Maine’s lead to 3-1.