Oct 29, 2006, 12:02 AM EDT
ERIE, Pa. (CP) - Joshua Bailey was nearly speechless on Saturday, unable to comprehend his career-high five goals on five shots in Owen Sound's 8-4 win over the Erie Otters in front of 3,638 at Tullio Arena.
"I don't know what to say," Bailey said. "I guess that's pretty good."
Bailey, who turned 17 on Oct. 2, recorded a natural hat trick in the Attack's four-goal second period, which snapped a 2-2 tie. He scored his fourth and fifth goals in the final period, tying the club record for goals in a game. Wes Goldie scored five against Toronto St. Michael's on Jan. 6, 1999.
Bailey also posted the first five-goal game ever against the Otters. Bailey nearly matched his career total of eight in 70 previous games. "I just got some good bounces," Bailey said. "It worked out pretty nicely."
He had one goal in 15 games entering Saturday.