Entering Thursday's game, Egor Sokolov had recorded seven goals and 11 points in five games since returning to the team's lineup after spending the month of December with the Russian national junior team.
The 19-year-old Russian continue his offensive domination against the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, scoring four times to guide the Cape Breton Eagles to a 7-5 win in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action at Centre 200 in Sydney.
Sokolov scored three of the team's first four goals to complete the hat trick, before netting the eventually game-winner at 7:52 of the second period.
Zachary Roy, Nathan Lavoie, Yaroslav Likhachev, Maxim Bykov and Benjamin Corbeil replied with goals for the Armada (25-17-2-1).
Cape Breton's William Grimard, who made his first start since Dec. 6 following an injury, made 28 saves, while Emile Samson turned aside 20 of 25 shots before being replaced by rookie Olivier Adam, who stopped 21 of 22 shots in his 34:49 of relief for the Armada.
The Armada opened the scoring on the power play with Roy netting his 13th goal of the season at 7:34 of the first period, but the Eagles answered shortly after with Sokolov finding the back of the net.
Blainville-Boisbriand regained the lead minutes later with Lavoie's third of the year, but Sokolov would responded before the first period was complete, tying the game 2-2.
The Eagles took their first lead of the game early in the second period with Kidney beating Samson, before Sokolov completed the hat trick with just over a minute later, making the score 4-2. Hinam added to the lead on the power play with his first goal as an Eagles at 5:03 of the middle frame.
The wild second period continued with the Armada pulling to within two with Likhachev beating Grimard, but the Eagles regained the three-goal lead with Sokolov's fourth of the game, which proved to be the game-winner.
Blainville-Boisbriand stormed back in the second half of the middle period with Bykov and Corbeil scoring goals to make the score 6-5. Element sealed the deal with an empty net goal at 19:22 of the third period.
Cape Breton out-shot Blainville-Boisbriand 48-33, while going 1-for-2 on the power play. The Armada were 2-for-4 with the man-advantage.
The Eagles will return to action on Saturday when they host the Gatineau Olympiques at 4 p.m. at Centre 200. The team will also play the Moncton Wildcats on Tuesday, before wrapping up the homestand with a pair of games against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.
SCORE: Cape Breton 7, Blainville-Boisbriand 5
CROWD/VENUE: 2,369, Centre 200, Sydney
GOAL SCORERS: Cape Breton: Egor Sokolov (4), Liam Kidney, Tyler Hinam and Shawn Element; Blainville-Boisbriand: Zachary Roy, Nathan Lavoie, Yaroslav Likhachev, Maxim Bykov and Benjamin Corbeil
SAVES/SHOTS: Cape Breton: William Grimard (28/33); Blainville-Boisbriand: Emile Samson (20/25) and Olivier Adam (21/22)
THREE STARS: 1st Star: Egor Sokolov (CAP), 2nd: Mathias Laferriere (CAP), 3rd: Tyler Hinam (CAP)
TURNING POINT: Egor Sokolov scored four goals, including the game winner, to lead the Eagles to the victory.
WHAT IT MEANS: With the win, Cape Breton has won 10 of their last 11 games and are one of the hottest teams in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
UP NEXT: Saturday, 4 p.m., versus Gatineau Olympiques, Centre 200, Sydney
Egor Sokolov - Mathias Laferriere - Shawn Boudrias
Shawn Element - Ryan Francis - Derek Gentile
Liam Kidney - Felix Lafrance - Tyler Hinam
Cole Fraser - Ivan Ivan - Connor Trenholm
Adam McCormick - Xavier Bouchard
Kyle Havlena - Jarrett Baker
Jeremy Langlois - Nathan Larose
Scratches: Matthew Gordon and Logan Kelly-Murphy
Yaroslav Likhachev - Luke Henman - Maxim Bykov
Simon Pinard - Antoine Demers - Benjamin Corbeil
Stephane Jr. Huard - Blake Richardson - Zachary Roy
Thomas Lacombe - Alexandre Couture - Maximillien Ledoux
Yann-Felix Lapointe - Miguel Tourigny
Simon Lavigne - Nathan Lavoie
Gabriel Jackson - Samuel Desgroseilliers
Scratches: Tommy Bouchard and Justin GosselinTwitter: @CBPost_Jeremy