PLYMOUTH, Mich. - Ontario Hockey League leading scorer Tyler Seguin led the way with a hat trick and five points as the Plymouth Whalers demolished the Sudbury Wolves 9-2 on Saturday night.
Seguin, projected as a top-five pick in the 2010 NHL entry draft, was held off the scoresheet for the first time this season on Friday against the London Knights, but rebounded with his third hat trick of the season. The Brampton, Ont., native has 25 points in 10 games and leads all scorers by five goals with 14 in that span.
After John MacFarland opened the scoring for the Wolves with a short-handed marker six minutes into the game, Plymouth responded by scoring the next seven goals of the game, including a pair of power-play goals in the first period.
Myles McCauley scored twice and added an assist, Garrett Meurs had a goal and two assists, while Leo Jenner, Mitchell Heard and Tyler J. Brown also scored for the Whalers (6-4-0).
Kristoff Kontos scored the other goal for Sudbury (4-4-1).
Seguin's first goal of the game, scored seven minutes into the second period to give the Whalers a 5-1 lead, chased Wolves starter Alain Valiquette from the net.
Valiquette finished with 15 saves on 20 shots. His replacement, Andrew Loverock, allowed four goals on 28 shots.
Matt Hackett made 30 saves for Plymouth.