Andrew Agozzino scored a natural hat trick as the Niagara IceDogs dominated the Erie Otters 7-2 in Ontario Hockey League action Thursday night.
Agozzino scored two goals in the first period, and one in the second to give him 13 on the season.
Mitchell Theoret had two goals and Dougie Hamilton three assists for Niagara, (15-10-2) which won its fourth straight game.
Freddie Hamilton and David Pacan had the other IceDogs goals.
Connor Brown and Stephen Harper replied for Erie (3-23-0), which suffered its 11th straight loss.
In other OHL action, Kitchener edged Brampton 2-1 in a shootout and Sarnia beat Peterborough 5-4 in a shootout.
At St. Catharines, Ont., Ramis Sadikov, who turned aside 40 IceDogs shots in the loss, was the only Otters goaltender dressed for the game as Tyson Teichmann Teichmann and Devin Williams were both scratched.
Niagara, who entered the game with the OHL's top-ranked power play, went 1-for-5 with the man-advantage. Erie was 0-for-4.
Rangers 2 Battalion 1 (SO)
At Brampton, Ont., Michael Catenacci scored the lone shootout goal and John Gibson stopped 43 shots as Kitchener (18-7-1) edged the Battalion (14-9-4).
Sting 5 Petes 4 (SO)
At Peterborough, Ont., Craig Hottot's goal in the seventh round of a shootout led Sarnia (16-6-5) over the Petes (14-9-4).