VIPER MacDOUGALL’S HAT TRICK HITS RECORD BOOK

For almost two years LaSalle’s record for fastest hattrick scored (10 min. 16 sec.) was owned by Bryce Mayea whos set it on Nov. 20, 2013 against the Chatham Maroons. Mayea notched his goals at 8:02, 13:32 and 18:32 of the first period.

But like most records, they are set and then broken.

Indeed, that record fell to the wayside on Wed., Sept. 23. 2015 when Liam MacDougall one of the LaSalle Viper’s promising young players hammered out a hattrick against Strathroy Rockets and their goalie Dane Gubbels in the span of 6 min. and 39 sec.. MacDougall’s hattrick splurge began at 19:35 of the period. He pumped his second while on a powerplay at 4:50 of the second frame and then drilled his third consecutive marker at 6:14.

He lowered the hattrick time by nearly four minutes and the new record will surely stand the test of time until someone else has a better game and lowers that mark.

One of the fastest hattricks ever recorded occurred in the then Southwestern Jr. B H.L. back in 1967/68 when Leamington Flyer captain Bill Ruiter rattled three goals in a 26 sec. span (9:19, 9:27 and 9:45 third per.) vs the Kitchener Grennshirts on Feb. 11, 1968. That is one record which will stand many more years.

The current GOJHL record for fastest hattrick is held by Brantford Golden Eagles player Luke Van Moerkerke who scored in a span of 2:14 at 3:04, 3:26 and 5:18 of the first period vs the Elmira Sugar Kings on Dec. 14, 2008.

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