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BULLDOGS ARTHUR KALIYEV – 1st Star: January 5, 2019

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1ST STAR: ARTHUR KALIYEV (HAMILTON BULLDOGS):
Top 2019 NHL Draft prospect Arthur Kaliyev led the Hamilton Bulldogs to victory on Saturday, netting the overtime winner for his second of the afternoon in a 4-3 win over the visiting Sarnia Sting. Kaliyev’s three-point day helped Hamilton earn a third straight win, keeping them within striking distance of the third place Peterborough Petes in the East Division. The 17-year-old from Staten Island, NY has 59 points (29-30–59) over 39 games this season including 11 power play goals and eight game winners. The 6-foot-2, 185Ib winger put together his third straight multi-point contest. Kaliyev was Hamilton’s second round pick in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection from the Compuware U16 program. He’s been named to the 2019 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game coming up later this month in Red Deer, Alta.
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2ND STAR: ALBERT MICHNAC (SAGINAW SPIRIT):
Overage forward Albert Michnac put together his second multi-goal game of the season, scoring twice to lead the Saginaw Spirit past visiting Kitchener 5-2. Michnac was reunited on a line with former Mississauga Steelheads teammate Ryan McLeod as the Spirit earned their fifth straight win and ninth in the past 10 games. The 20-year-old Prague, Czech Rep. native has 37 points (12-25–37) in 38 games this season. Now in his third OHL season after spending campaigns with the Guelph Storm and Mississauga Steelheads, Michnac attended rookie camp with the Arizona Coyotes this past September.
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3RD STAR: JACK WISMER (FLINT FIREBIRDS):
Jack Wismer converted off the forecheck for the eventual game winner 36 seconds into the second period as the Flint Firebirds defeated visiting Sudbury 5-1. Wismer would later set up Ethan Keppen in alone to give him a goal and an assist in Flint’s third win over the past six games. The 18-year-old Stoney Creek, Ont. product has 11 points (5-6–11) over 40 games this season. The Hamilton Bulldogs Minor Midget graduate was Flint’s second round pick in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection.
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