Forward Dayton Clarke gave a three goal glimpse of why he was a prize catch by Kam River Fighting Walleye general manager Kevin McCallum at the Canadian Jr. Hockey League trade deadline.
In just his second game in a Kam River uniform on Friday, the 20-year old Clarke netted the hat trick and added an assist as the visiting Fighting Walleye cuffed the Wisconsin Lumberjacks 8-1.
The win was the 14th straight for Kam River and kept the Fighting Walleye atop the standings of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League with 49 points from a record of 24-3-1.
As for the 6-foot-3, 225 pound Clarke, he was the big fish in a trade bait that sent him to Kam River from the Elliot Lake Red Wings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League in exchange for three 18-year old skaters.
In 20 games with Elliot Lake, Clarke had 12 goals. Combined now, between Elliot Lake and Kam River, he has 15 goals in 22 outings.