PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - Brett Thompson scored three goals, including the game winner midway through the third period, to lead the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds to a 5-3 win over the Peterborough Petes on Thursday night in the Ontario Hockey League.
Known more as a defensive forward, Thompson came into the game with 21 goals in 117 career OHL games. The 18-year-old centre scored on a power play at 12:09 of the second period to tie the score, and put the Greyhounds (3-0-0) ahead at 8:10 of the third.
Thompson completed the hat trick with an empty netter with 1:26 remaining.
James Livingston and Nick Cousins added singles, while Brock Beukeboom had two assists.
Jeff Braithwaite, Jack Walchessen and Jamie Doornbosch countered for the Petes (2-1-0), who had surrendered just three goals in their first two games.
Robin Lehner's 27-save performance preserved the win for Sault Ste. Marie.
Peterborough goaltender Jason Missaien turned aside 32 shots in the loss.