ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - Connor Crisp had the hat trick as the Erie Otters downed the Niagara IceDogs 4-2 in Ontario Hockey League action Thursday night.
Crisp scored a goal in each period, and finished the hat trick on the power play, to give him 12 goals on the season. Dane Fox had the other goal for Erie (9-19-5).
Shane Rover and Mitchell Theoret replied for Niagara (19-12-2), which actually outshot the Otters 49-32 overall.
Devin Williams turned aside 47 shots for the win, while former Erie player Chris Festarini made 28 saves in the loss.
Erie was 1 for 6 on the power play. Niagara was 0 for 4.