Former Manchester Monarch Zach O’Brien netted a hat trick, leading the Newfoundland Growlers past the visiting Monarchs 5-1 on Monday to clinch the ECHL North Division finals four games to two.

O’Brien, who played for the Monarchs from 2013-15, scored twice in the first period then added another in the second period as the hosts built a 5-0 lead after two.

Tony Cameranesi scored at 5:42 of the third period to break the shutout bid by Growlers goalie Michael Garteig (36 saves).