Martins Vitolins logs 3 goals and 4 assists for 7 points in the Long Beach Sharks 14-2 Opener against the East Coast Minutemen . Contributing to 50% of the Sharks goals, Vitolins became the first Tier 3 player to earn a Hat Trick in the 2016-17 season, finding the net 2 times in the second and once in the third period.
The 5'8 165lb Latvian native comes to the Sharks after a 2015-16 campaign with the Casper Coyotes of the WSHL where he earned 109 points in 51 regular season games. (35g, 74a).
A 1996, Vitolins is in his final season at the Junior Hockey level.