No. 1 star: Ty Rattie, Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
Rattie finished Portland's four-game sweep of the Kelowna Rockets with this eye-popping statline: 10 goals, three assists, 13 points, +10 plus/minus and two hat tricks. That's just ridiculous. The St. Louis Blues second-rounder pick scored four goals tonight in Portland's sweep-tacular 5-3 win over the Kelowna Rockets.
Rattie had two goals during the opening period, with Sven Bärtschi (11 points in the series) getting the primary assist on each tally. Kelowna, to its credit, made a game of it and kept fighting back to tie. Early in the third period, Rattie got a breakaway, waited out overage goalie Adam Brown and jammed the puck into the top of the net to get what Winterhawks play-by-play man Todd Vrooman calls the 'Rat Trick.' The teams traded goals once more, with Taylor Leier's deflection putting the Winterhawks ahead to stay. In the final minute, Rattie showed some clairvoyance to cut off a Myles Bell pass that was headed for a streaking Brett Bulmer and went for the empty-netter.Read More »from Portland Winterhawks’ Ty Rattie makes it a perfect 10 to lead Thursday’s 3 Stars