BELLEVILLE, Ont. - Andy Bathgate scored a clutch hat trick as the Belleville Bulls rallied to beat the Brampton Battalion 3-2 in Ontario Hockey League action Saturday.
After both teams went scoreless through two periods, Battalion (7-12-2) defenceman Ken Peroff scored five minutes into the third.
Brampton (7-9-2) made it 2-0 when Sam Carrick scored at 8:59.
That set the stage for Bathgate's late-game heroics. The Bulls centre scored his first at 16:16, made it 2-0 at 17:52 and put the game away 47 seconds later.
Philipp Grubauer made 20 saves for the Bulls, while at the other end Patrick Killeen stopped 15 shots.