SARNIA, Ont. – Tye Felhaber started the season scoring goals at a torrid pace and isn’t slowing down with the top seed in the Eastern Conference in sight.
Felhaber scored twice and tacked on two assists as the Ottawa 67’s toppled the Sarnia Sting 10-2 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action.
The 20-year-old has produced seven goals and 13 points in his last four games and leads the OHL with 46 goals and 73 points in only 41 contests.
Sam Bitten, Marco Rossi and Austen Keating had a goal and two helpers each for the 67’s (30-7-4), who have a nine-point advantage over the Niagara IceDogs for first in the East and a six-point lead on the Western Conference’s London Knights for top spot in the OHL standings.
Ottawa got the rest of its offence from Lucas Chiodo, Graeme Clarke, Noel Hoefenmayer, Quinn Yule and Mitchell Hoelscher.
Jamieson Rees and Hugo Leufvenius replied for the Sting (18-18-7), who are on a six-game slide.
Cedrick Andree only had to make 15 saves for Ottawa. Ethan Langevin and Cameron Lamour both allowed five goals on 26 combined shots for Sarnia.
The 67’s went 1 for 3 on the power play while the Sting were 2 for 4 with the man advantage.
ICEDOGS 6 FRONTENACS 3
ST CATHARINES, Ont. — Akil Thomas had a hat trick while Kirill Maksimov and Matt Brassard chipped in with three assists apiece as Niagara downed Kingston.
Philip Tomasino, Jack Studnicka and Ben Jones also scored for the IceDogs (24-9-7). Ryan Cranford, Dawson Baker and Adrien Beraldo replied for the Frontenacs (11-29-1).
Jake McGrath kicked out 23 shots for Niagara. Brendan Bonello turned aside 48 shots for Kingston.
OTTERS 2 ATTACK 1 (OT)
ERIE, Pa. — Petr Cajka scored at 3:56 of overtime as the Otters edged Owen Sound for their third straight win.
Emmett Sproule scored in regulation for Erie (17-21-2) while Daniel Murphy made 24 saves for the win.
Jackson Doherty beat Murphy for the Attack (22-15-4). Mack Guzda kicked out 17 shots in defeat.
BULLDOGS 6 FIREBIRDS 5 (OT)
FLINT, Mich. — Logan Morrison scored in the final minute of the third to force overtime and Matthew Strome struck 52 seconds into the extra period as Hamilton edged the Firebirds.
Arthur Kaliyev scored twice and added an assist while Morrison and Strome tacked on two helpers each to match Kaliyev with three points for the Bulldogs (19-19-4). Jan Jenik, Isaac Nurse added singles and Zachary Roy made 33 saves for the win.
Jake Durham, Vladislav Kolyachonok, Jack Wismer, Cody Morgan and Ty Dellandrea supplied the Flint (7-33-3) offence. Luke Cavallin turned aside 35 shots in a losing cause.
WOLVES 3 STEELHEADS 0
SUDBURY, Ont. — Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 19 saves in his first start since returning from Vancouver with world junior gold as the Wolves blanked Mississauga.
Adam Ruzicka, Emmett Serensits and Darian Pilon found the back of the net for Sudbury (23-14-3).
Jacob Ingham turned aside 28-of-30 shots for the Steelheads (18-18-5), losers of four in a row.
GREYHOUNDS 4 SPITFIRES 3
SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. — Morgan Frost had two goals and four points and Matthew Villalta made 21 saves as the Greyhounds halted Windsor’s win streak at four games.
Barrett Hayton scored once and set up two more while Keeghan Howdeshell also scored for Sault Ste. Marie (26-10-5).
Luke Boka, Will Cuylle and Cole Purboo had goals for the Spitfires (19-20-3). Colton Incze turned away 38 shots in a losing cause.
RANGERS 4 STORM 3 (OT)
KITCHENER, Ont. — Riley Damiani scored 13 seconds into the extra period and Luke Richardson made 29 saves as the Rangers beat Guelph.
Jonathan Yantsis, Rickard Hugg and Isaac Langdon rounded out the Kitchener (18-20-3) attack.
Liam Hawel, MacKenzie Entwistle and Isaac Ratcliffe replied for the Storm (21-12-8). Nico Daws made 31 saves in defeat.
KNIGHTS 4 SPIRIT 1
LONDON, Ont. — Paul Cotter had a pair of goals as the Knights beat Saginaw to avoid a third straight loss.
Liam Foudy and Kevin Hancock also scored while Joseph Raaymakers turned away 27 shots for the Knights (27-6-5).
Ryan McLeod scored for the Spirit (25-12-4). Ivan Prosvetov kicked out 22-of-25 shots in a losing cause.