Mike Angelidis of Florida and Shawn Collymore of Reading each had three goals and Louis Goulet of Augusta had four goals on Friday giving the ECHL its first three hat trick day since Jan. 7, 2006 and Mac Faulkner of Columbia had three goals on Saturday to give the ECHL 13 hat tricks.
Goulet, who scored the game winner for Augusta in its 6-5 overtime win at Texas, is the third player this season to score four goals, joining Gwinnett rookie Colton Fretter (Oct. 29 at South Carolina) and Utah’s Brad Herauf (Nov. 4 at Idaho).
It is the first career hat trick for rookie Angelidis, who also set a career best with three points, while it is the second career three-goal game for Collymore, who has three multiple-point games in a row (4g-4a).
It was the first-ever hat trick for Faulkner, who had his first multiple-goal game on Nov. 14 at Florida and who has seven points (6g-1a) in his last three games. In his second full professional season, Faulkner has 13 points (10g-3a) in 14 games after scoring 31 points (11g-20a) in 59 games with Long Beach as a rookie in 2005-06.
The only player with more than one hat trick this season is Dusty Jamieson had a hat trick in each of Charlotte’s first two games of the season on Oct. 20 and 21 to become only the fifth player since 1997 to score three goals in back-to-back games. Phoenix defenseman also had a hat trick on Oct. 20 while Johnstown center Jean Desrochers had three goals on Oct. 21 for the only other multiple hat trick days of the season.