February 10th, 2019
Niagara IceDogs (32-13-7-0 | 71 pts) @ Sudbury Wolves (32-16-2-1 | 67 pts) 3:05 pm
10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE THIS AFTERNOON’S GAME
Organized by: Jordyn Moussa, Social Media and Sales Coordinator
1) Niagara continues their 3-game road stand, and a Northern 2 in 2 weekend, with an afternoon match up in Sudbury.
2) When the IceDogs and Wolves last faced each other, Niagara fell 7-3 in Sudbury.
3) Coming into this game, Jason Robertson is on an 11 games point streak, having collected 25 points.
4) Jason Robertson’s 87 points on the season, ranks 3rd in the league. 39 of Robertson’s points have been goals, ranking 5th in the league. Akil Thomas’ 49 points on the season ranks 4th in the league. Phil Tomasino leads the league with 9 game-winning goals this season.
5) The IceDogs have the 2nd ranked power play, with a 28.1% efficiency, and the 17th ranked penalty kill, with a 74.9% efficiency. Jason Robertson is dominating the league in power play points, leading with 15 goals and 27 assists on the man advantage. Kirill Maksimov has 15 goals on the man advantage.
6) The Wolves’ power play ranks 20th with a 14% efficiency, while their penalty kill is ranked 3rd with 82% efficiency.
7) The IceDogs are likely to face the best goaltender in the league, Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen. He leads the league with a goals against average of 2.40, a save percentage of .921. He has 28 wins the season, including 5 shutouts.
8) The IceDogs will be looking to build upon their late third period near comeback against the Greyhounds last night. They scored 4 goals in less than 10 minutes to nearly erase a 7-2 deficit.
9) The IceDogs will likely have Stephen Dhillon return between the pipes after Jake McGrath finished last night’s game.
10) This afternoon’s match-up will be between the Eastern Conference’s 2nd and 3rd place teams.
The ‘Dogs have 1 more away game against the Erie Otters on February. 16th before returning home against on February 17th against Sudbury.
Dedicated towards mental health in youth, the game is presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association, Niagara Branch, and Teachers Life. There will be a post-game family skate, presented by Tim Hortons, offering free hot chocolate! Helmets and skates must be checked at ice-level before the game. Children under 14 must wear a helmet.
Tickets for next Sunday’s game 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