ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - Freddie Hamilton scored a hat trick as the Niagara IceDogs beat the Erie Otters 5-3 in Ontario Hockey League action Thursday.
Dylan MacEachern and Alex Friesen also scored for the IceDogs (17-27-5), while Andrew Agozzino had three assists and Andrew Shaw added two helpers.
Matthew Paton, Derek Holden and Andrew Yogan replied for Erie (21-21-7).
Mark Visentin made 29 saves for the IceDogs while Ramis Sadikov stopped 37 shots for the Otters.