March 7th, 2019
Niagara IceDogs (38-17-7-0 | 83 pts) vs Erie Otters (25-32-3-1 | 54 pts) 7:00 pm
10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TONIGHT’S GAME
Organized by: Jordyn Moussa, Social Media and Sales Coordinator
1) Niagara continues their 5-game homestand tonight as the Erie Otters visit the Meridian Centre for the final time this season.
2) The last time these two teams faced each other, the ‘Dogs were victorious 8-1 in Erie, with eight different goal scorers contributing to the win.
3) When the Otters last visited the IceDogs, Niagara won 6-3, with Jason Robertson collecting 4 assists and Jack Studnicka scoring a goal and 2 assists.
4) Jason Robertson’s 105 points on the season ranks 2nd in the league, behind Morgan Frost’s 107. 43 of Robertson’s points have been goals, ranking 6th in the league. Robertson’s 62 assists on the season and Akil Thomas’s 58 assists rank 3rd and 4th in the league, respectively. Philip Tomasino leads the league with 12 game-winning goals this season.
5) The IceDogs have the 1st ranked power play, with a 27.7% efficiency, and the 15th ranked penalty kill, with a 76.7% efficiency. Jason Robertson is dominating the league in power play points, leading with 16 goals and 31 assists on the man advantage. Kirill Maksimov has 16 goals on the man advantage. Akil Thomas has 26 power play assists, ranking 5th.
6) The Otters’ power play ranks 14th with a 18.9% efficiency, while their penalty kill is ranked 20th with 68.6% efficiency.
7) Starting goaltender, Stephen Dhillon ranks 6th among all OHL goaltenders. His .909 save percentage (5th) and 3.00 goals against average have contributed to his 32 wins this season (3rd).
8) The Otters’ highest scoring players, Gera Poddubnyi and Chad Yetman have 54 points. The IceDogs have 6 players with more points.
9) The IceDogs currently have 7 players who have passed the 50-point threshold (Robertson – 105; Jones – 93; Thomas – 90; Maksimov – 76; Studnicka – 71; Tomasino, 64; Brassard – 52).
10) The ‘Dogs penalty kill has been nearly perfect through six games, only allowing one goal.
Limited tickets remain for tonight’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