Brown has hat trick as Erie Otters win 4-3 against Owen Sound Attack

Wednesday, 01.09.2013 / 10:14 PM The Canadian Press

ERIE, Pa. - Connor Brown scored on the power play with 34.8 seconds left in the game to cap a hat trick as the Erie Otters won 4-3 against the Owen Sound Attack on Wednesday night in the Ontario Hockey League.

Devin Williams stopped all 27 shots he faced in relief of starter Oscar Dansk to earn the win in net for the Otters (14-21-6).

Gemel Smith, Cameron Brace and Zach Nastasiuk scored for the Attack (25-12-3), who dropped their fourth straight game.

The Otters opened a 1-0 lead just 1:50 into the game when Brown scored on a tap-in.

Nastasiuk tied it two minutes later before Connor Crisp scored his 18th goal of the season with 5:05 left in the period to make it 2-1.

Brace responded for the Attack, but Brown's second goal with 24.5 seconds put the Otters back up 3-2.

Smith scored with three second left in the busy opening period to tie it up at 3.

Smith's goal ended Dansk's night in net, as the rookie allowed three goals on 11 shots in his first game since Dec. 9.

Williams found his rhythm in net quickly and stopped all 13 shots he faced in the second to maintain the tie.

Williams and Hope traded saves well into the third period, until Steven Janes' delay of game penalty handed the Otters a power play with 1:34 left.

The Otters capitalized for the first time in five chances in the game, as McDavid found Brown in front for the winning goal.

Conner McDavid had two assists on the night.

Brandon Hope finished with 33 saves for the Attack.

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