1ST STAR: AUSTEN KEATING (OTTAWA 67’S) – 3G, 4A
Fifth-year Ottawa 67’s forward Austen Keating recorded his fourth OHL hat-trick and fell one point shy of a single game franchise record, putting up seven (3-4–7) in an 11-6 win over the Kingston Frontenacs. The seven points are the most by a 67’s player since Derek Grant and Steve Washburn each registered eight on February 19, 1995. Keating’s 38 points (13-25-38) place him second among Ottawa scorers and eighth among OHL scorers. The 20-year-old Guelph, Ont. native finished the 2018-2019 season with 89 points (22-67–89) and put up 14 points for the 67’s in last year’s playoffs. The 6-foot, 175lb winger was drafted 16th overall by the 67’s in 2015. Keating attended rookie camp with the St. Louis Blues this past September.
2ND STAR: MARCO ROSSI (OTTAWA 67’S) – 3G, 3A
Marco Rossi registered his first OHL hat-trick in a six-point game that saw Ottawa defeat Kingston 11-6. A 2020 NHL Draft hopeful, the 18-year-old from Feldkirch, Austria leads all 67’s with 44 points (13-31–44) and all OHL players with 31 assists, tied with Hamilton’s Jan Jenik. Rossi’s career-high six points saw him join teammate Austen Keating with a hat-trick, making them the first 67’s duo in over 20 years to accomplish the feat in the same game. The 5-foot-9, 187lb centreman was drafted 18th overall by the 67’s in the 2018 CHL Import Draft.
3RD STAR: OWEN BENNETT (GUELPH STORM) – 39 SAVES
Rookie Owen Bennett put up a 39-save performance for the Guelph Storm in their 3-1 road win over the Mississauga Steelheads. The 6-foot-3, 202lb goaltender from Georgetown, Ont. helped guide his team to their 11th win in 12 games and 12th straight game with a point earned. Drafted by Guelph in the fourth round of the 2018 OHL Draft, Bennett currently owns an .888 save percentage and 3.60 goals-against-average in seven games with the Storm.