A slew of Memo­rial Cup records kick off our weekly by the num­bers look at the Ontario Hockey League.

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Points scored by Erie Ot­ters cap­tain Dy­lan Strome on Mon­day — the most ever in a Memo­rial Cup game. The Mis­sis­sauga na­tive’s four goals and three as­sists against the Que­bec Ma­jor Ju­nior Hockey League’s Saint John Sea Dogs tops the pre­vi­ous mark of six, on four sep­a­rate oc­ca­sions. That in­cludes 1976 when Hamilton Fin­cups for­ward Joe Con­tini notched three goals and three as­sists en route to the club’s lone na­tional ti­tle.


Tal­lies by Erie in Mon­day’s win over Saint John, which also set a new bar for the tour­na­ment. The pre­vi­ous high of 11 goals was achieved twice — in 1974 by the Que­bec Rem­parts and in 1980 by the Regina Pats. On top of that, the Ot­ters and Sea Dogs com­bined for a record 17 goals in the 12-5 game, sur­pass­ing the mark set in 1984 when the Kitch­ener Rangers and Kam­loops Blaz­ers teamed up for 16.


Goals scored by the Sea Dogs in a 53-sec­ond span of Tues­day’s 7-0 shutout against the Western Hockey League’s Seat­tle Thun­der­birds — a win that punched Saint John’s ticket to the Memo­rial Cup semi­fi­nal Fri­day. Shock­ingly, it wasn’t the quick­est three-goal on­slaught reg­is­tered in the tour­na­ment. On Sun­day, the host Wind­sor Spit­fires scored three times in 38 sec­onds to tie the record set by the New West­min­ster Bru­ins in 1978.


The num­ber of games Strome played for the Ari­zona Coy­otes be­fore be­ing re­turned to Erie this sea­son. He’s one of four play­ers with NHL ex­pe­ri­ence — Seat­tle’s Mathew Barzal, Saint John’s Thomas Chabot and Wind­sor’s Mikhail Ser­gachev are the oth­ers — com­pet­ing in the event.


The last time a Memo­rial Cup host team got out to a 2-0 start be­fore Wind­sor matched the feat this year. A decade ago the Van­cou­ver Giants downed the Plymouth Whalers and Lewis­ton Maineiacs to open the tour­na­ment, which they ended up win­ning on home ice. It was also the last time a host team won the cham­pi­onship.


OHL grad­u­ates still in the run­ning to win the Stan­ley Cup, in­clud­ing half a dozen Nashville Preda­tors, eight Ottawa Se­na­tors and six Pitts­burgh Pen­guins.


The num­ber of those grads with his­tory in Hamilton. Nashville’s Ryan El­lis is from Freel­ton, while Ottawa’s Ben Harpur was born in the city. P.K. Sub­ban and Yan­nick We­ber, team­mates of El­lis, both played for the AHL Bull­dogs, along with Pitts­burgh’s Trevor Da­ley and Ottawa’s Tom Py­att. Fi­nally, Se­na­tors de­fence­man Cody Ceci is the brother of OHL Bull­dogs goalie Cole Ceci.


Play­ers and coaches named to Ontario Hockey League all-star teams for the 2016-17 sea­son — 20 of which are from the Western Con­fer­ence. The lone player from the other side of the league was Ni­a­gara IceDogs de­fence­man Ryan Man­tha, who made the sec­ond of three teams. The all-stars were se­lected by OHL gen­eral man­agers.


Reg­u­lar sea­son wins racked up by teams in the OHL’s Western Con­fer­ence this cam­paign — 82 more than the Eastern Con­fer­ence. The west also scored roughly 18 per cent more than teams from the east with 2,560 goals for.

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