What began as a routine shift quickly turned into a monumental feat for 17-year-old Blake Wallace. The senior from Warren Township High School scored a natural hat trick in the span of 13 seconds for the Varsity Blue Devils in their game against St. Patrick High School on Feb. 4.
“Right away I was kind of stunned, I was in denial I guess,” the Gurnee, Ill., native said. “I didn’t realize how quick it was until halfway through the third period and everyone is freaking out and congratulating me. That’s when I realized how impressive it was.”
While USA Hockey does not keep track of such records at the amateur level, by comparison, the fastest hat trick in the NHL was achieved by Bill Mosienko for the Chicago Blackhawks on March 23, 1952, when he scored three goals in 21 seconds versus the New York Rangers.
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