|Adam Pelech (OHL Images)|
Adam Pelech tied a career high with his 8th goal of the season to go along with a +2 as he is going to make it very tough on Hockey Canada to cut him from the World Under-20 squad. Pelech opened the scoring for the Otters when he deflected a Connor David pass into the net at 8:25 of the first period. Pelech is 8-13-21 0n 29 games.
Teammate Donnay was scoreless, a +1 and a minor for holding that the Otters killed off. The Otters in winning their 5th straight have opened a 5 point lead for the best record in the OHL.
Jesse Graham (NYI 2012 6th) was scoreless as his Saginaw Spirit fell to the Windsor Spitfires 5-2 in the battle for 2nd place in the OHL's West Division. The Spirit are in a bit of a funk as of late winless in their last 3 games.
It may have been only an exhibition game but sorry no way should Cristoval Nieves (NYR 2012 2nd) and his 3rd ranked Michigan Wolverines lose to the US Under-18 team 5-4 in overtime. Nieves was a -1 on 1 shot and again it is frustrating to see a talented player like Nieves just not put it together like he should.