March 10th, 2019
Niagara IceDogs (40-17-7-0 | 87 pts) vs Barrie Colts (26-32-3-1 | 56 pts) 2:00 pm
10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE THIS AFTERNOON’S GAME
Organized by: Jordyn Moussa, Social Media and Sales Coordinator
1) Niagara continues their 5-game home-stand this afternoon as the Barrie Colts make their final trip to the Meridian Centre for a Sunday matinee.
2) This afternoon’s match-up of the Eastern Conference’s 2nd ranked and 9th ranked teams.
3) The ‘Dogs will be facing the Colts for the 2nd time in just over a week, ahead of next Saturday’s season series finale.
4) Jason Robertson’s 106 points on the season ranks 2nd in the league, behind Morgan Frost’s 108. 43 of Robertson’s points have been goals, ranking 6th in the league. Robertson’s 63 assists on the season and Akil Thomas’s 61 assists rank 3rd and 4th in the league, respectively. Philip Tomasino leads the league with 12 game-winning goals this season. Ben Jones (8) and Oliver Castleman (6) lead the league in insurance goals scored this season.
5) The IceDogs have the 1st ranked power play, with a 27.8% efficiency, and the 13th ranked penalty kill, with a 77.3% efficiency. Jason Robertson is dominating the league in power play points, with 16 goals and 32 assists on the man advantage. Kirill Maksimov has 16 goals on the man advantage. Matt Brassard has 27 power play assists, ranking 4th.
6) The Colts’ power play ranks 12th with a 21.1% efficiency, while their penalty kill is ranked 1oth with 78.4% efficiency.
7) Starting goaltender, Stephen Dhillon ranks 6th among all OHL goaltenders. His .910 save percentage (4th) and 2.96 goals against average have contributed to his 34 wins this season (3rd).
8) The ‘Dogs are likely to face Kai Edmonds between the pipes for the Colts today. He’s posted a 3.19 goals against average, and a .900 save percentage this season, with 11 wins.
9) The IceDogs currently have 7 players who have passed the 50-point threshold (Robertson – 106; Jones – 95; Thomas – 95; Maksimov – 78; Studnicka – 75; Tomasino, 67; Brassard – 53).
10) The ‘Dogs penalty kill has been nearly perfect through eight games, only allowing one goal.
Limited tickets remain for this afternoon’s game 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