The calm before the weekend storm, there were just two CHL games played on Thursday night. Here were the three best performers from those two games; an OHL matchup between Sault Ste. Marie and Windsor, and a QMJHL showdown between Cape Breton and Charlottetown.
First Star: David Miller, Sault Ste. Marie – Back with Soo after spending parts of two seasons with Kitchener, Miller is out to a strong start to the 2016-17 season. That continued in Thursday’s 3-1 win over Windsor, as he led the Greyhounds with a goal and an assist while winning 10 of 16 draws for the Greyhounds. He has four goals and six points in three games through the early goings of the OHL campaign.
Second Star: Jordan Ty Fournier, Cape Breton – Fournier, a 6-foot-2 left-shot forward and the younger brother of CHL alumni Dillon and Stefan Fournier, scored just six goals in 62 games for Cape Breton last season. He appears to be well on pace to not just matching, but surpassing that total with comfort as he registered a hat trick in Thursday’s 8-3 win for the Screaming Eagles over Charlottetown. His plus-five rating was a game-high.
Third Star: Jake Coughler, Charlottetown – Coughler was one of the brighter spots of an 8-3 loss for the Islanders on Thursday, scoring two of Charlottetown’s three goals while being one of four plus-players on the night for the Islanders, with a plus-two.