Sam Studnicka Scores First Career OHL Hat Trick

Sam Studnicka - Ottawa 67s OHL

Sam Studnicka of the Ottawa 67s, a former Chatham Maroons forward, scored his first career OHL hat trick Sunday – Photo by Terry Wilson/ OHL Images

Former Chatham Maroons forward Sam Studnicka, scored his first career Ontario Hockey League hat trick Sunday with the Ottawa 67s.

“Any time I get three goals, it’s a rare night,” said Studnicka after the game. “It feels good. I just shot the puck tonight and things worked out for us.”

Studnicka opened the games scoring, and then scored a goal in each subsequent period, capping off his hat trick 34-seconds into the third period. Studnicka’s hat trick lifted his Ottawa 67s to an 8-5 win over the Guelph Storm.

The hat trick pushes Studnicka season totals to 5 goals and 2 assists for 7 points in 16 games. Last season in 67 games with the Ottawa 67s, Sam Studnicka scored 8 goals and 15 assists for 23-points, the best totals of his OHL career, which also include a full and partial season with the Windsor Spitfires, who originally drafted the Tecumseh, Ontario native.

In 2011-2012, Studnicka split time between the Windsor Spitfires and Chatham Maroons. He played 49 games for the Maroons, compiling 11 goals and 14 assists as a 16-year-old rookie.

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