February 1st, 2019
Niagara IceDogs (31-10-7-0 | 69 pts) @ Kingston Frontenacs (12-36-1-0 | 25 pts) 7:00 pm
10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TONIGHT’S GAME
Organized by: Jordyn Moussa, Social Media and Sales Coordinator
1) The IceDogs continue their 3 in 3 weekend tonight in Kingston, following last night’s 6-1 defeat over the Greyhounds in front of a sold out Meridian Centre crowd.
2) Niagara returns to Kingston for their final visit of the season. The ‘Dogs currently lead the season series with 3 wins, including an 8-0 win in Kingston in December and a 6-3 victory at home the day after the trade deadline.
3) Niagara comes into this game on a 7-game winning streak, that has seen them pull into sole possession of 3rd place in the league.
4) Jason Robertson’s 78 points on the season, ranks 4th in the league. 43 of Robertson’s points are assists, ranking 5th in the league. Akil Thomas’ 45 assists on the year rank 3rd in the league. Phil Tomasino leads the league with 9 game winning goals this season.
5) The IceDogs have the 10th ranked away power play, with 21.2% efficiency, and the 15th ranked away penalty kill, with an 74.5% efficiency rating. Niagara’s dominant power play, as of late, has 3 ‘Dogs ranking in the top 5 of power play goals scored (Jason Robertson – 14; Kirill Maksimov – 13; Ben Jones – 12) and 2 ‘Dogs in the top 5 of power play assists (Jason Robertson – 23; Akil Thomas – 21). Last night, the IceDogs’ penalty kill was perfect, not allowing a goal against.
6) The Frontenacs’ home power play ranks 14th with a 19.8% efficiency, while their home penalty kill is ranked 17th with 75.3% efficiency.
7) Kingston is led on the scoresheet by Ryan Cranford (29 points), and former IceDogs Billy Constantinou (25 points).
8) Tonight’s game will feature the return of Jason Robertson to Kingston, after being acquired by the IceDogs in November.
9) In net, fans can expect Stephen Dhillon to get the night off between the pipes, with either Jake McGrath or Christian Sbaraglia getting the start.
10) With an assist last night, Stephen Dhillon has set a career high with 4 assists on the year.
The IceDogs are back on home ice next Thursday as the Mississauga Steelheads come to town! Tickets are remaining and can be purchased online HERE, or in person at the following locations:
IceDogs Meridian Centre Offices 905-687-3641
Meridian Centre Box Office
Pen Centre Customer Service
Seaway Mall Customer Service