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Guelph Storm’s Garret Sparks silences Owen Sound’s offensive attack: Wednesday’s 3 stars

Garret Sparks has been the game's first star in 2 of his past 4 games (OHL Images)

No. 1 star: Garret Sparks, Guelph Storm (OHL)

It is safe to say Sparks' teammates owe him a drink or two. Despite the Owen Sound Attack outshooting the Storm in every period, Sparks didn't allow a single shot past him. The Toronto Maple Leafs prospect stood tall between pipes, posting a 39-save shutout for a 3-0 victory. He was the key to the Attack's power play striking out on their three separate man-advantage opportunities.

Sparks is doing a great job of redeeming himself from letting three pucks get past him on just eight shots on November 3 against the Niagara IceDogs. The 6-foot-2, 213-pounder has only let one goal get past him in his last two games, stopping 65 of 66 shots.

If Sparks continues his strong play, he has a great shot of representing Team USA at the upcoming world junior championship in Russia. As noted in Neate Sager's feature on Sparks, it is a huge goal for the Elmhurst, Ill., native.

No. 2 star: Colby Cave, Swift Current Broncos (WHL)

Despite it being in a losing effort, Cave had the best game of his major junior career in a 6-5 loss to the Prince Albert Raiders. Down 2-0, the 17-year-old centre got the Broncos back into the game by scoring back-to-back goals. He went on to score a power-play goal to notch his hat trick and add an apple in the third period.

Cave is poised for a breakout year. In his rookie season last year, the North Battleford, SK., native posted six goals and 16 points in 70 games. He is only four points away from topping his previous season's point total. He has seven markers and 13 points in 21 games.

No. 3 star: Matt Hewitt, Regina Pats (WHL)

Hewitt received a lot of thank-you taps on his pads after Regina's 5-2 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds. His team didn't deserve to win, but mainly because of his play, they did just that. Seattle doubled Regina's shots, outshooting them 45-22. To add insult to injury, the Thunderbirds put as many pucks on net in the second period, 22, as the Pats did throughout the entire game.

The 5-foot-11, 155-pound Hewitt has started his overage season on fire. Throughout his first 15 games, he has maintained a 2.83 average and a .920 save percentage. He is the only the reason the 8-11-1-0 Pats have a shot at entering into the second season.

Honourable mentions: Morgan Klimchuk and Lane Scheidl, Regina Pats (WHL)

Klimchuk and Scheidl took advantage of Seattle's goaltending woes. The two snipers both posted three-point nights, notching a goal and two helpers each.

Scheidl helped get the ball rolling for Regina in the first period by assisting an Adam Rossignol goal. The overage forward gave the Pats a huge two-goal lead in the second on the power play. He capped off his big night by setting up Klimchuk for Regina's fifth goal that put the game out of reach for the Thunderbirds.

Besides Klimchuk's crucial third-period goal, the 2013 draft prospect assisted snipes by Scheidl and Luke Fenske in the second.

Honourable mentions: Mark McNeill and Mike Winther, Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)

McNeill and Winther came up huge in the Raiders' big win over the Broncos. The two centres combined for three goals and four apples.

McNeill, a Chicago Blackhawks first rounder, helped Prince Albert get a big jump on Swift Current early. He setup an Evan Morden goal and notched an even-strength marker in the first 16 minutes of the game to give the Raiders a 2-0 lead. He went on to add two more assists to his score sheet in the third by setting up blueliner Josh Morrissey and Winther.

Winther was Mr. Clutch for Prince Albert. When the Raiders blew their early-game lead to go down 4-3 to Swift Current, the Dallas Stars prospect decided it isn't over until he says so. He assisted Harrison Ruopp's goal to tie the game at four, followed by scoring two consecutive goals, which turned out be the game-tying goal and the game-winning marker.

Honourable mention: Chris Driedger, Calgary Hitmen (WHL)

Driedger turned away 28 of 29 shots to give the Hitmen a 2-1 shootout win over the Moose Jaw Warriors. The Ottawa Senators prospect stopped two-of-the-three shootout shots he faced.

The 6-foot-3, 193-pounder has been rock solid this year, posting a 2.40 average and a .919 save percentage in 14 contests.

Kelly Friesen is a Buzzing the Net columnist for Yahoo! Sports. Follow him on Twitter @KellyFriesen

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