Ontario Hockey League
Erie Otters 5 @ Windsor Spitfires 2
W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: Did not play
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM
DiGiacinto, who is expected to play a first line role this year with the Spits, did not play on Friday. He tweeted earlier in the day that he’d be a healthy scratch as he was just returned to the team from Tampa Bay. Super-prospect Connor McDavid (2015) had a goal, two assists, and was first star for the visiting Otters.
Western Hockey League
Regina Pats 7 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 1
C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM
Moose Jaw’s newly named captain, Brayden Point (pictured), registered an assist in his first game of the season with Moose Jaw after spending the last few weeks with the Lightning. His Warriors were blown out at home, however, 7-1. Moose Jaw has been outscored 18-3 in their three games this year. They finished 10th in the 12-team Eastern Conference last season.
Medicine Hat Tigers 4 @ Calgary Hitmen 2
D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM
Thomas made his season debut after being reassigned to the Hitmen from Tampa Bay earlier this week. He had hooking and holding minor penalties in the game. A mobile, two-way defender, the key to Thomas raising his point totals will be gaining power play time this season.