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  • Acadie-Bathurst Titan's Jordan Maher nets first QMJHL hat trick: Saturday's 3 Stars

    Neate Sager at Buzzing The Net6 hrs ago

    No. 1 star: Jordan Maher, Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL) 

    Not so long ago, the Titan were enriched by a 50-goal campaign from Newfoundland and Labrador native Zach O'Brien, and now the goal scorer from Gander, 16-year-old Maher (3G, +4) is finding his grove. Positions to succeed can be few and far between with a young and struggling team, but Maher went to town by scoring on all three of his shots during the Titan's 5-1 win against the Charlottetown Islanders.

    Maher, overage centre and fellow Newfoundlander Andrew Ryan (1G-4A, +4) and their linemate Jeffrey Truchon-Viel (1G-1A, +2) dominated play. Maher scored in each period, including the the icebreaker 5:07 into the contest and a clinching hat-trick goal with 1:59 left in the third period via a pass from defenceman Nicolas Latulippe (1A, +3).

    Maher has 12 goals and 22 points across 42 games for the Titan, who have the basement locked up with a .330 point percentage. Interestingly enough, all four of his multi-point nights have come at the expense of Maritimes Division foes, including a four-pointer two weeks ago vs. Saint John.

    No. 2 star: Maxim Lazarev, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL)

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