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Parnham's hat trick helps the Generals hold off Sault Ste. Marie 5-4

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OSHAWA, Ont. - Brett Parnham scored a hat trick as the Oshawa Generals held off the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds for a 5-4 victory on Sunday night in the Ontario Hockey League.

The 19-year-old from Orillia, Ont., has been on fire since the Generals dealt John Tavares to London. He has points in each of the five games since the trade, recording eight goals and two assists in that span. The undrafted 5-foot-9 centre leads current Oshawa players with 49 points (33 goals, 16 assists) in 42 games.

Led by Parnham's three goals, the Generals (21-18-1-4) jumped out to a 4-1 lead after 20 minutes. Jeff Hayes made it 5-1 on a power play early in the second period before Jordan Nolan and Brett Thompson replied for Sault Ste. Marie to make it 5-3.

Jamie Haines cut the deficit to one early in the third, but it wasn't enough for the Greyhounds (16-27-2-1), who outshot Oshawa 40-16 over the final two periods.

Christian Thomas opened the scoring and added an assist for the Generals, while Jordan Carroll had the other goal for Sault Ste. Marie.

Michael Zador made 43 saves for Oshawa. Greyhounds netminding duty was split between Cody St. Jacques, who allowed four goals on six shots, and Bryce O'Hagan, who stopped 16 of 17 shots he faced.

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