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Hodgson scores three, including OT winner, as Brampton downs Guelph 5-4 @NHL

Cody Hodgson is doing his best to show the Vancouver Canucks what they're missing.

The Brampton Battalion captain, selected 10th overall by the Canucks in the 2008 NHL entry draft, capped his first Ontario Hockey League hat trick with a goal one minute and 20 seconds into overtime to lead Brampton over the Guelph Storm 5-4 on Sunday.

"I love these type of games," said Hodgson. "We're both good teams, which makes it a lot of fun."

Hodgson tied the game at 4-4 on the power play midway through the third period. The Toronto native is on a five-game point streak (5 goals, 4 assists) and has 13 points in nine games since returning to the OHL after attending Canucks training camp.

The win was Brampton's eighth straight. It's the second-longest winning streak in franchise history, the longest being a 14-game string at the end of the 2005-06 season.

Elsewhere in the OHL, it was: Windsor 7, Oshawa 2; Belleville 3, Mississauga 2; Ottawa 7, Owen Sound 3; Saginaw 3, Kitchener 2 (OT); Sarnia 4, Plymouth 3 (OT); and Sault Ste. Marie 3, Kingston 2 (OT).

At Brampton, Ont., Stephon Thorne and Josh Shalla scored the other Battalion goals. Matt Kennedy, Peter Holland, Luke Pither and Brandon Buck each found the net for Guelph (11-6-1-1).

Patrick Killeen made 26 saves for Brampton (10-6-0-0). Storm netminder Thomas McCollum stopped 38 shots.


Spitfires 7, Generals 2

At Windsor, Ont., Taylor Hall and Ryan Ellis combined for five points as the Spitfires exploded for seven unanswered goals to rout Oshawa.

Hall had two goals and an assist while Ellis added one of each to split the OHL scoring lead at 33 points. Austin Watson, Andrew Yogan, Rob Kwiet and Dale Mitchell all scored for Windsor (17-1-0-0), which extended its winning streak to 11 games.

Jeff Brown and Taylor Carnevale put the Generals (7-9-0-1) up 2-0 after the first period. John Tavares, the OHL's third leading scorer, had an assist for Oshawa to bring his season point total to 27.


Bulls 3, Majors 2

At Mississauga, Ont., Cory Tanaka and Matthew Tipoff each had a goal and an assist to lead Belleville to a hard-fought win over the Majors.

Brett Mackie had the other goal for the Bulls (11-5-1-1).

Mike Pelech scored both goals for the Majors (7-8-0-0), giving him six on the season. It was Mississauga's third loss in a row, leaving them in last place in the Central Division.


67's 7, Attack 3

At Ottawa, Thomas Kiriakou and Corey Cowick each scored two goals Sunday as the 67's hammered Owen Sound.

Logan Couture and Tyler Toffoli each had a goal and an assist and Riley Sonnenburg also scored for Ottawa (10-8-0-0).

Andrew Wilkins, Mike Lomas and Myles Doan replied for the Attack (6-7-2-1).


Spirit 3, Rangers 2 (OT)

At Saginaw, Mich., Jack Combs scored 1:45 into overtime to lift the Spirit over Kitchener.

Tyler Murovich and Jordan Skellett added goals for Saginaw (10-6-0-0).

Kevin Hudes and Jeff Skinner found the net for Kitchener (7-8-0-1).


Sting 4, Whalers 3 (OT)

At Sarnia, Ont., Justin DiBenedetto scored for the Sting 23 seconds into overtime to negate a late rally by Plymouth.

Jamie Arniel scored twice and Michael Neal added another for Sarnia (8-7-1-1), who has won three straight.

Chris Terry tied the game for the Whalers with 31 seconds to go, and A.J. Jenks and Vern Cooper also scored for Plymouth (6-8-2-1).


Greyhounds 3, Frontenacs 2 (OT)

At Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Jordan Nolan's overtime winner a minute into the extra frame completed the Greyhounds' comeback against Kingston.

Nolan also had an assist, while Michael Quesnele and Jacob Muzzin scored power-play goals to erase a 2-0 deficit for Sault Ste. Marie (9-7-1-0).

George Lovatsis and Josh Brittain answered for the Frontenacs (4-9-4-0).

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