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Knights’ Hancock scores 50th goal, enters triple digits

 

Kevin Hancock‘s red hot scoring pace continued on Friday as the overage centreman found the back of the net in a seventh straight game for both his 50th goal and 100th point of the season.

Hancock helped the London Knights outgun the Kitchener Rangers 8-6 on the road, joining Sault Ste. Marie’s Morgan Frost and Niagara’s Jason Robertson in the OHL’s 100-point department with his 50 goals and 50 assists over 63 games.

A 21-year-old native of Mississauga, Ont., Hancock joined the Knights in mid-January following parts of five seasons with the Owen Sound Attack. With a reputation as one of the league’s top faceoff men and defensively responsible forwards, Hancock hasn’t skipped a beat since joining London, recording 38 points (19-19–38) over 26 games in green and gold.

The 5-foot-11, 178Ib centre is 16 points shy of the 300 mark on his OHL career, recording 118 goals and 166 assists over 259 regular season contests.

Hancock joins good company in recent Knights franchise history, matching the likes of Christian Dvorak (2016), John Tavares (2009) and Patrick Kane (2007) who each racked up at least 50 goals and 100 points in a season.

While he remains without an NHL contract, Hancock has attended past NHL camps with both the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning.

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