ERIE, Pa. - Alex DeBrincat had a hat trick ? including the eventual winner ? as the Erie Otters held off the Mississauga Steelheads for a 5-2 win on Tuesday in Ontario Hockey League action.
Kyle Pettit and Vanya Lodnia also scored for Erie (14-2-1), while Devin Williams made 24 saves for the win.
Nathan Bastian and Jason Smith replied for Mississauga (9-9-2). Jack Flinn stopped 40 shots in net for the Steelheads.
The Otters went 1 for 4 on the power play, while Mississauga could not score on its one man advantage.
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KITCHENER, Ont. ? Nick McHugh had a short-handed goal as the Rangers edged Sarnia.
Gustaf Franzen and Ryan MacInnis both scored on the power play for Kitchener (14-1-3).
Jordan Kyrou and Hayden Hodgson supplied the offence for the Sting (10-6-2).
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PETERBOROUGH, Ont. ? Steven Lorentz had a pair of goals as the Petes slipped past Kingston.
Hunter Garlent and Greg Betzold also scored for Peterborough (7-9-3).
Lawson Crouse struck twice for the Frontenacs (11-6-2) and Spencer Watson scored and added two assists.