March 17th, 2019
Niagara IceDogs (43-17-7-0 | 93 pts) @ North Bay Battalion (30-32-3-2 | 65 pts) 2:00 pm
10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE THIS AFTERNOON’S GAME
Organized by: Jordyn Moussa, Social Media and Sales Coordinator
1) Niagara finishes the 2018-19 regular season this afternoon in North Bay.
2) This afternoon’s match-up is of the Eastern Conference’s 2nd ranked and 7th ranked teams. 28 points separate them.
3) The last time the ‘Dogs were in North Bay, they defeated the Battalion by a score of 6-4, where Kirill Maksimov scored his 36th and 37th goals of the season.
4) Jason Robertson’s 114 points on the season leads the league, and is 4 points up on North Bay’s Justin Brazeau (110)! 47 of Robertson’s points have been goals, ranking 7th in the league. Ben Jones’ 40 goals ranks 11th in the league. Robertson’s 67 assists on the season and Akil Thomas’s 63 assists rank 3rd and 4th in the league, respectively. Philip Tomasino leads the league with 12 game-winning goals this season. Ben Jones (8) is second in the league in insurance goals scored this season. Jason Robertson has 7 insurance goals scored.
5) The IceDogs have the 2nd ranked power play, with a 28% efficiency, and the 14th ranked penalty kill, with a 77.1% efficiency. Ben Jones and Jason Robertson are dominating the league in power play points. Both players have 17 goals, while Robertson has 35 assists on the man advantage.
6) The Battalion’s power play ranks 5th with a 24.2% efficiency, while their penalty kill is ranked 10th with 77.7% efficiency.
7) Starting goaltender, Stephen Dhillon ranks 7th among all OHL goaltenders. His .909 save percentage (7th amongst goaltenders who have played at least 25 games this season) and 2.97 goals against average (8th amongst goaltenders who have played at least 25 games this season) have contributed to his 37 wins this season.
8) North Bay’s leading scorer Justin Brazeau has 110 points on the season, and leads the league in goals with 60.
9) The IceDogs now have 3 players who have reached the 100 point mark this season : Jason Robertson (114), Ben Jones (100), and Akil Thomas (100).
10) The ‘Dogs penalty kill has been nearly perfect through eleven games, only allowing four goals.
2019 OHL Playoff tickets for the Eastern Conference Quarter-final are on sale NOW! They 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