1ST STAR: CAM HILLIS (GUELPH STORM):
Montreal Canadiens prospect Cam Hillis recorded a pair of assists, went 19-for-25 in the faceoff circle and scored a beautiful shootout winner as the Guelph Storm skated to a 4-3 win in Erie. Hillis, who missed a good portion of last season due to an upper body injury, has 12 points (4-8–12) through his first 11 games of the season, winning 56% of his faceoffs on the campaign. The 19-year-old from Enniskillen, Ont. was a third round pick of Montreal in 2018. Hillis is a former OHL Cup champion with the York-Simcoe Express in 2016 before he was selected in the second round by the Storm.
2ND STAR: NICO DAWS (GUELPH STORM):
Nico Daws matched a career-high, making 45 saves as the Guelph Storm got past the Erie Otters 4-3 on the road. Daws turned away three of the four shootout opponents he faced, making at least 30 saves in a fourth straight start to improve his save percentage to .933 on the season. Daws is now 2-1-1-2 with a 2.55 goals-against average over six games in his 19-year-old season. The 6-foot-4, 202Ib. native of Burlington, Ont. was an OHL champion with the Storm last spring.
3RD STAR: JACK DUFF (ERIE OTTERS):
Erie Otters captain Jack Duff scored a goal and had five shots on goal in Wednesday’s 4-3 shootout loss to visiting Guelph. Duff scored his second goal of the season midway through the second period, giving him seven points (2-5–7) over 13 contests. The 6-foot-2, 221Ib. Kingston, Ont. native is in the midst of his third season in Erie after being the club’s third round pick in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection.