The Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors, with Kings prospect Maxim Kitsyn, boosted their Memorial Cup chances last night with a 2-1 victory over the Kootenay Ice in round-robin play. Kootenay took a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal, 7:55 into the first period, but Kitsyn tied the game for Mississauga just 1:23 later with an even-strength goal, and Mississauga scored the winning goal with 8:09 remaining in regulation.
Halfway through round-robin play in the four-team junior tournament, Owen Sound and Saint John are both 1-0, and they play each other tonight. Mississauga is 1-1 and Kootenay is 0-2. Mississauga finishes round-robin play on Wednesday against Owen Sound.