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Akil Thomas named First Star of January 11th, 2019

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1ST STAR: AKIL THOMAS (NIAGARA ICEDOGS):
Los Angeles Kings prospect Akil Thomas recorded his first career OHL hat-trick as the Niagara IceDogs doubled-up visiting Kingston 6-3. Thomas’ 15th, 16th and 17th goals of the season came on a four-point night as the 18-year-old from Brandon, Fla. was all over the scoresheet. Thomas had goals in the first, second and third periods to give him 53 points (17-36–53) over 35 games this season to with a plus-24 rating. The 18-year-old from Brandon, Fla. was originally Niagara’s first round pick in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection from the Toronto Marlboros Minor Midgets. Thomas was Los Angeles’ second round pick this past summer.
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2ND STAR: MORGAN FROST (SAULT STE. MARIE GREYHOUNDS):
Philadelphia Flyers prospect and Canadian National Junior Team member Morgan Frost had two goals and two assists, leading the Soo Greyhounds over visiting Windsor by a score of 4-3. Frost scored what would stand as the game winning goal with 37 seconds remaining in the second period, giving him points in 11 of the past 12 games. The 19-year-old Aurora, Ont. native has 64 points (23-41–64) over 34 games this season, good for fifth in the OHL. Frost was Philadelphia’s first round pick in 2017.
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3RD STAR: TYE FELHABER (OTTAWA 67’s):
Overage veteran Tye Felhaber climbed back into the OHL scoring lead, racking up four points as part of a 10-2 road win over the Sarnia Sting. The Ottawa 67’s winger scored twice and added two assists, giving him a league-leading 46 goals and 73 points over 41 games. The 20-year-old Pembroke, Ont. native is one point shy of 250 on his OHL career as he helped the 67’s become the OHL’s first 30-win team on Friday. No stranger to earning Three Star recognition this season, Felhaber continues a 15-game point streak that dates back to Nov. 24th. Friday’s output was his second straight four-point night.
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