CHL Daily: Donovan nets hat-trick in night to remember


CHL Three Stars

Ottawa Senators prospect Jorian Donovan of the Hamilton Bulldogs is Sunday’s first star after scoring his first career hat-trick and adding an assist in a 10-6 romp of the Soo. On the season, the budding blue-liner has collected 17 points in 18 games.

Second-star recognition goes to Kitchener Rangers second-year centre Carson Rehkopf who notched his second three-goal game of the season in an 8-4 doubling up of Erie. That performance put Rehkopf second in Rangers’ goal scoring with 10 tallies.

Rounding out nightly honours, Everett Silvertips veteran centre Austin Roest netted his first-ever hat-trick in an 8-3 win over rival Spokane. Through 2022-23, Roest leads the Silvertips with 35 points in 23 appearances.


Nightly notes


  • The Mississauga Steelheads rallied for a three-goal third period to prevail 5-3 versus Kingston. Montreal Canadiens draftee Owen Beck led the way with a trio of assists.
  • The Ottawa 67’s returned to the win column following a 5-1 takedown of Sudbury in which rookie blue-liner Henry Mews dazzled with a two-goal performance.
  • The London Knights doubled up on Oshawa, coming away with a 4-2 road victory that saw captain Sean McGurn lead the way with three points counting one goal and two assists.


  • Coming away with a 4-3 shootout victory over Cape Breton, the Charlottetown Islanders saw a strong performance between the pipes from netminder Francesco Lapenna who stopped 31 shots.
  • Four unanswered markers led the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies to a 5-2 road win in Saint John in which 2004-born left-wing Louis-Philippe Fontaine tallied twice and added an assist.
  • The Rimouski Oceanic scored three times in the final frame then took the contest in the shootout for a 4-3 victory over Acadie-Bathurst. Seattle Kraken draftee Jacob Melanson scored twice.
  • Montreal Canadiens up-and-comer Joshua Roy netted the eventual game winner as the Sherbrooke Phoenix defeated Blainville-Boisbriand 2-1.
  • A strong second half counting five unanswered goals saw the Moncton Wildcats come back 5-4 versus Halifax. New York Rangers prospect Maxim Barbashev netted the game winner with less than two minutes remaining in regulation.
  • The Chicoutimi Sagueneens lit the lamp twice in the third to prevail 3-2 versus Drummondville. Rookie right-wing Maxim Masse wrapped up the night with one goal and one assist.


  • The Red Deer Rebels have picked up points in three straight following a 3-2 overtime victory in Calgary. Blue-liner Hunter Mayo played the hero in the bonus frame.
  • The Prince Albert Raiders doubled up on Medicine Hat 4-2 as veteran left-wing Sloan Stanick put up a two-goal effort to move into first in team scoring with 25 points in 24 games.
  • The Tri-City Americans edged Seattle 4-3 highlighted by a two-goal night by Calgary Flames prospect Lucas Ciona who secured the game winner with less than three minutes remaining.
  • Ty Thorpe tallied twice including a shorthanded marker as the Vancouver Giants toppled Portland 3-1. This season, Thorpe sits second in Giants’ goal scoring with 11 tallies in 23 appearances.

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