1ST STAR: MASON MCTAVISH (PETERBOROUGH PETES) – 3G
Mason McTavish’s spectacular rookie season continued Thursday night as he led his Petes to a 7-4 home win with his first career OHL hat trick. The 16-year-old scored twice in the first period to lift his team up 4-3, and completed the hatty in the game’s final six minutes with the Petes’ seventh goal. The Pembroke, Ont. native currently sits second in rookie scoring with 24 points (18-6-24) through his first 26 games, behind Kingston’s Shane Wright. McTavish was acquired fifth overall by the Petes in last April’s OHL Priority Selection after a 79 point (47-32-79) season with the Pembroke Lumber Kings Midget AAA squad.
2ND STAR: NICK ROBERTSON (PETERBOROUGH PETES) – 2G, 1A
Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Nick Robertson put up two goals and an assist in the Petes’ big 7-4 victory over the Bulldogs. The 5-foot-9, 164lb. winger scored in the first and second periods, bringing his point total to 35 on the year (23-12-35). The Northville, Mich. native will be headed to Team USA’s World Junior Camp on Dec. 16-17 in Plymouth, Mich.
3RD STAR: EGOR AFANAYSEV (WINDSOR SPITFIRES) – 2G
Though the Windsor Spitfires were unable to earn the W, first-year winger Egor Afanasyev registered a two-goal performance in the 4-3 OT loss at the hands of the division rival Saginaw Spirit. He notched the Spits’ first and final goals of the game, which were his ninth and tenth on the year. The 18-year-old’s 27-point total (10-17-27) places him second in Windsor scoring. The Moscow, Russia native was selected in the second round of the 2019 NHL Draft by the Nashville Predators.