KINGSTON, Ont. - High scoring in Ontario Hockey League all-star games is nothing new, but Wednesday's edition saw so much firepower it smashed a record.
The Eastern Conference beat the Western Conference Wednesday by a score of 17-10, setting a new all-star record with a combined 27 goals. The two teams easily beat the old record of 22 set in 2007.
Andrew Agozzino broke another record with four goals, edging the old record of three set by four other players. One of Agozzino's goals was the game winner.
"It was definitely one of my greatest moments," said Agozzino.
Meanwhile, Agozzino, Alex Hutchings, Stefan Della Rovere, Cody Lindsay, and Zack Torquato all matched the record of five points in an all-star game, bringing the number of players to reach that plateau to 12.
"It's an all-star game. It's high scoring and exciting for the fans," said Torquato, the West's player of the game. "If I got five points in a regular season game maybe it would me more. To get the goals I was pretty lucky out there playing with some good players."
Alex Pietrangelo, the East's captain, also tied a record for career all-star points with seven.
The record scoring made it a tough game for the goaltenders. Matt Hackett entered the game for the West halfway through the game and let in 12 goals.
"It wasn't to fun for the goalies. Three on ones, two on ones, even four on ones, and three on zero, kind of tough to make stops,'Hackett said. "Yeah I got lit up tonight, but it was fun."
Surprisingly, Kingston native and Windsor Spitfires superstar was held to one assist.
"I think this is kind of a time where you relax and just kind of have fun out there," Hall said. "I don't think there's too many scouts really evaluating you, so I just went out there played in front of family and friends, and it's really exciting time for my self."