NORTH BAY, Ont. – Luke Moncada recorded a hat trick as the North Bay Battalion upset the 67’s 6-2 on Thursday in the Ontario Hockey League, handing Ottawa a third straight loss for the first time this season.
Moncada scored the game’s opening goal 3:29 into the first period and added his second on a penalty shot midway through the second period. His third went into an empty net with 2:08 remaining.
James Mayotte, Alex Christopoulos and Chad Denault also scored for North Bay (14-38-3).
Jake Beck and Jack Quinn, with a short-handed goal in the second period, scored for the 67’s (42-10-1).
Battalion goaltender Joe Vrbetic made 28 saves. Ottawa’s Will Cranley stopped 30 shots.
FIREBIRDS 4 ICEDOGS 0
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Anthony Popovich turned aside all 25 shots he faced and Evgeniy Oksentyuk scored twice as Flint (36-17-2) won its 14th straight while handing the IceDogs (17-34-5) their 13th loss in a row.
KNIGHTS 4 SPITFIRES 2
WINDSOR, Ont. — Liam Foudy had a goal and two assists and Connor McMichael scored his 41st of the season as London (38-14-2) doubled up the Spitfires (32-17-5) to extend its winning streak to four games.
BULLDOGS 3 PETES 1
PETERBOROUGH, Ont. — Marco Costantini made 37 saves and Nathan Staios broke a tie early in the third period to lead Hamilton (24-25-7) over the Petes (33-21-3).
COLTS 6 SPIRIT 5 (OT)
BARRIE, Ont. — Ethan Cardwell scored the winner 1:34 into overtime to lift the Colts (26-23-5) over Saginaw (34-16-5).