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New York Islanders Daily: Kieffer Bellows Has Hat-Trick In WHL

By Matt O'Leary
BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 29: Kieffer Bellows (Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 29: Kieffer Bellows (Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images) /

With two goals in the second period, New York Islanders prospect Kieffer Bellows recorded a hat-trick for the Portland Winterhawks and increased his goal total to 39.

New York Islanders prospect Kieffer Bellows continued his WHL dominance last night with another wonderful performance. By scoring twice in the second period he registered his first career WHL hat-trick.

His third goal of the game would also be his 39th on the season. Portland’s played just 49 games this year.

Bellows also showed off his dominance this year at the World Juniors tournament. In seven games he put up 10 points (9 goals, 1 assist). All signs point to him making his way to the New York Islanders in 2018.

Before this year he stated that he wants to play for the big club next year, he’s backed up his confident claim with a phenomenal season. I’ve mentioned it before on the website but a Bellows – Beauvillier – Ho-Sang line in 2018 is an absolute must. It’d be a better version of the “Kid Line” from 2014-2015.

The biggest thing for guys who played college hockey is adjusting to a longer schedule. I think Bellows has done just fine with that.

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