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New records Set at 2018 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

By Iain Colpitts on January 27, 2018

Ty Dellandera set a new CHL/NHL Top Prosepects Game record by scoring a pair of goals 20 seconds apart to help Team Cherry beat Team Orr 7-4 Thursday night in Guelph. (Terry Wilson/CHL Images)

Ty Dellandrea needed only 20 seconds to seal his place in the record books at the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game Thursday night in Guelph.

The Flint Firebirds forward scored two goals 20 seconds apart to set the event’s record for fastest two goals scored by one player as part of Team Cherry’s 7-4 win over Team Orr.

The previous record was set by J.P. Dumont, who scored 3:22 apart in 1996.

Dellandrea contributed on another record as well. He and Aidan Dudas combined for three goals in 1:07 to establish the new mark for fastest three goals scored in the game’s history.

Dudas, from the Owen Sound Attack, scored again in the third period while projected top-five NHL Draft pick Filip Zadina from the Halifax Mooseheads also scored twice for the winning squad.

Playing in the game was particularly special for Dudas, who was a late addition to the game due to an injury sustained by Ottawa 67’s forward Kody Clark.

That addition, coupled with being one of the smallest players competing, gave Dudas some fuel to add to his fire.

“(For) smaller guys, it’s obviously more tricky, but you can’t make excuses out here,” said Dudas, who has 44 points (20 goals and 24 assists) in as many games with the Attack this season.

“I just try to go out there and be tenacious and hard on pucks. Good things happened tonight.”

During the game, Dudas was trending on Twitter in Canada, quite possibly because of the highlight reel goal he scored in the third where he started a give-and-go with Soo Greyhounds defenceman Rasmus Sandin, toe dragged past a defender and snapped a wrist shot in for Team Cherry’s sixth goal of the game.


Hearing he was trending gave him a good laugh.

“I didn’t know that, that’s pretty cool,” he said.

Bouchard was named Team Cherry’s player of the game after tying a Prospects Game record with four assists.

Team Orr player of the game honours went to Ottawa 67’s defender Kevin Bahl, who finished with a goal and an assist.

Egor Sokolov from the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles added a goal and an assist for Team Cherry, which boasted 13 players who recorded at least a point.

Serron Noel (Oshawa Generals), Dmitry Zavgorodniy (Rimouski Oceanic) and Cole Fonstad (Prince Albert Raiders) rounded out the scoring for Team Orr.

Team Cherry led 5-0 after the second period and outshot Team Orr 41-26.

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By Iain Colpitts| January 27, 2018
Categories:  Major Junior
Keywords:  CHL Top ProspectsOHLQMJHLWHL

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