No. 1 star: Robby Fabbri, Guelph Storm (OHL)
Fabbri (1G-1A, +3) was first star of Guelph's 5-4 win over the North Bay Battalion that stretched the Storm's lead for first overall to six points. The NHL draft prospect became the first underage player to reach the 40-goal milestone during the first period, taking a ricochet off the back boards to open the scoring 14:47 into the proceedings in the Gateway City. The Battalion, buoyed by a goal from Vancouver Canucks-drafted defenceman Miles Liberati, got level at 2-2 after two periods.
Just part the quarter-point of the third, the Fabbri-Kerby Rychel-Justin Auger line struck to restore Guelph to the lead for good. Winnipeg Jets selection Scott Kosmachuk got assists on two goals over the next eight minutes, giving the Storm enough separation to survive a fevered Battalion comeback.Read More »from Fabulous Fabbri gets 40th as Storm sweeps through North Bay: Thursday’s 3 Stars