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Jordan Binnington extends shutout skein to 186 minutes: Wednesday’s 3 Stars

Jordan Binnington had 3 consecutive shutouts (OHL Images)

No. 1 star: Jordan Binnington, Owen Sound Attack (OHL)

Normally, what happens when a player is honoured before the game is that he completely geeks it during the game. That was not that case as Binnington, whom the Attack honoured before the game for setting the club record for career wins, made 36 saves for his third consecutive shutout to stymie the rival Barrie Colts 1-0.

The Colts, who came in boasting six point-a-game scorers, usually don't have that much trouble getting on the scoreboard. However, the 19-year-old Binnington, who's in the running to make Canada's national junior team, made Cameron Brace's last-minute-of-the-first period goal stand up for the entire tonight. The Gravenhurst, Ont., native made 14 saves in the final period and weathered a video review that disallowed a Colts goal. Binnington, who has not been scored on in 186 minutes and two seconds, now leads the OHL with both a 2.07 average and .936 save percentage.

No. 2 star: Jason Dickinson, Guelph Storm (OHL)

The 17-year-old had a hat trick to help the Storm take the Mississauga Steelheads to school with an 8-0 road win in a matinee game. Dickinson showed why he is highly touted for the NHL draft by helping Guelph get out to a 3-0 lead after 20. In the second period, Dickinson coolly converted a penalty shot against potential NHL first-rounder Spencer Martin to open a five-goal lead. That helped chase Martin to the bench.

No. 3 star: Luke Lockhart, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)

Lockhart's two third-period goals shepherded Seattle to a 7-4 win over the Kootenay Ice. The T-Birds needed a reply after Kootenay pulled within one goal 6:17 into the third period. It took all of 63 seconds for Lockhart (2G, +2), Justin Hickman (1G-2A, +2) and Riley Sheen (1G-3A, +3) to collaborate in order to get the goal back. Just 1:14 after that, Lockart one-timed home Sheen's centring pass for a 5-2 lead and the eventual winning goal. Lockhart became the first T-Bird to reach double digits in goals this season; Alex Delnov also tallied twice to help Seattle return to the .500 mark.

Honourable mention: Michael Nishi, Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL)

The 19-year-old Georgetown, Ont., native also has a shutout streak. Nishi posted his second consecutive goose-egg by making 24 saves to help Gatineau vanquish the Victoriaville Tigres 5-0. The former OHL goalie, along with 17-year-old Eric Brassard, are giving Gatineau good goaltending after it was a question mark through the first quarter of the season.

Potent notables — Lethbridge Hurricanes overage goalie Ty Rimmer had 46 saves in a 3-2 loss to Calgary ... In the OHL, Terry Trafford (2G-1A, +1) helped Saginaw win 4-3 at Sault Ste. Marie ... In the QMJHL, Detroit Red Wings second-rounder Martin Frk had two points to claim first-star honours in Halifax's 6-2 win over Baie-Comeau.

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Contact him at neatesager@yahoo.ca and follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet.

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