SAGINAW, Mich. - Dane Fox had a hat trick and added an assist as the Erie Otters rolled past the Saginaw Spirit 7-3 on Wednesday to take a 3-1 lead in the Ontario Hockey League playoff series.
Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Connor Brown scored and had three assists for Erie, while Connor McDavid scored and added two assists. Andre Burakovsky and Brendan Gaunce had goals as well.
Dylan Sadowy, Cody Payne and Blake Clarke supplied the offence for Saginaw.
Devin Williams made 29 saves for the win, while Jake Paterson stopped 29 shots.
GREYHOUNDS 2 ATTACK 0
OWEN SOUND, Ont. ? Matt Murray turned aside all 24 shots he faced as Sault Ste. Marie shut out the Attack to take a 3-1 series lead.
Jorgen Karterud and Patrick Watling both scored for the Greyhounds.
Jack Flinn made 31 saves for Owen Sound.
STORM 7 WHALERS 2
PLYMOUTH, Mich. ??? Jason Dickinson had a pair of goals and added an assist as Guelph crushed the Whalers.
Zack Mitchell scored and set up three other goals for the Storm, who lead the best-of-seven series 3-1. Pius Suter, Justin Auger, Tyler Bertuzzi and Nick Ebert found the back of the net as well. Justin Nichols made 40 saves for the win.
Connor Chatham and Bryce Yetman scored for Plymouth.
Alex Nedeljkovic started in the Whalers' net, stopping 40 of 46 shots in 47:50 of work. Zack Bowman turned aside five of six shots in relief.