January 19th, 2019
Niagara IceDogs (25-10-7-0 | 57 pts) vs Flint Firebirds (8-34-3-0 | 19 pts) 7:00 pm
10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TONIGHT’S GAME | PINK IN THE RINK
Organized by: Jordyn Moussa, Social Media and Sales Coordinator
1) The IceDogs are home tonight as the Flint Firebirds come to town for their first and only trip of the season.
2) When these two teams faced each other in October, the IceDogs were victorious by a score of 7-1. Akil Thomas had 1 goal and 3 assists, and Kyen Sopa scored 2 goals in the win.
3) Ben Jones and Kirill Maksimov are currently each riding a 9-game point streak. Captain Jones has collected 10 goals and 15 assists (25 points), while Maksimov has 8 goals and 11 assists (19 points).
4) The last time the ‘Dogs faced Flint in the annual Pink in the Rink game, in January 2017, Akil Thomas scored two goals in a 5-2 win.
5) Ben Jones ranks fifth in the league with 40 assists. Jason Robertson’s 13 powerplay goals this season ranks 2nd, and Maksimov’s 12 powerplay goals ranks fourth in the league.
6) The IceDogs have the 1st ranked home powerplay, with 32.3% efficiency, and the 16th ranked home penalty kill, with an 74.4% efficiency rating.
7) The Firebirds’ away power play ranks 20th with a 10% efficiency, while their away penalty kill is ranked 14th with 75.6% efficiency.
8) Flint is lead on the scoresheet by Jake Durham (48 points), and Ty Dellandrea (46 points).
9) The Firebirds come into this game following an 8-5 loss to the Mississauga Steelheads
10) The IceDogs have not lost to the Firebirds since December 2016.
Tonight’s annual Pink in the Rink game is nearly sold out! The ‘Dogs will be wearing specialty pink jerseys that will be auctioned live post-game, with funds raised being donated to the Canadian Cancer Society, St. Catharines Chapter.
Score your tickets to tonight’s game before it’s too late!
Purchase 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