No. 1 star: Anthony Mantha, Val-d'Or Foreurs (QMJHL)
Mantha has a propensity for massive nights at that mecca of major junior hockey, Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City. The 6-foot-5 finisher nonpareil had his second career four-goal game, with an assist thrown in for garnish, to help the Foreurs embarrass the Quebec Remparts 11-2.
When Willy Palov writes that you're supposed to do something, well brother, you step to it. It's almost like Mantha (4G-1A, +3), the Detroit Red Wings first-rounder who already has one hat trick on the nascent campaign, read that he's the favourite for the Q scoring crown and got down to business. The 19-year-old scored 42 seconds after the opening faceoff. Then he went on a binge in the second, getting three goals and a primary helper on a tally by Guillaume Gélinas.
What else can one say? When Mantha's on, he's hard to stop; this was his seventh hat trick since the start of 2012-13. Mantha's teammates Gélinas and Louick Marcotte each enjoyed four-point games.Read More »from Detroit Red Wings pick Anthony Mantha scores 4 goals: Saturday’s 3 Stars