PORT HURON, MI - William Lavalliere earned his first professional shutout with 30 saves and Justin MacDonald extended his league-record scoring streak to 38 games as the Columbus River Dragons blanked the Port Huron Prowlers 4-0 on Thursday night.

Lavalliere was outstanding all night, including a critical stretch of 1:05 where Columbus was down five-on-three in the second period. The Montreal, PQ native made several point-blank stops on Prowlers shooters to frustrate the opposition and help the River Dragons to the win.

Columbus also went two-for-three on the power play, netting goals from Kyle Moore and Nolan Slachetka. MacDonald and Alex Storjohann added even-strength goals in the win.


  • Columbus can now wrap up the Continental Division title with a win in regulation tomorrow night at the Motor City Rockers.
  • MacDonald's scoring streak is at 38 games and totals 35 goals and 53 assists for 88 points.
  • Lavalliere's shutout was the first of his pro career.
  • The game is the first of only two between the division rivals this season; the second game and final game comes on Saturday night back in Port Huron.
  • Defenseman Parker Layton made his professional debut in the contest and recorded three shots on goal and an even rating.

The River Dragons now head to Motor City for a game against the Rockers tomorrow night at 7:35 pm. The next home games are April 5 and 6 for Legends Weekend. Tickets for all remaining home games are on sale now through the Civic Center Box Office and online at