March 14th, 2019
Niagara IceDogs (41-17-7-0 | 89 pts) vs Mississauga Steelheads (31-27-5-2 | 69 pts) 7:00 pm
10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TONIGHT’S GAME
Organized by: Jordyn Moussa, Social Media and Sales Coordinator
1) Niagara finishes their 5-game home-stand tonight against the Mississauga Steelheads, in the final home game of the regular season for the IceDogs.
2) This evenings match-up is of the Eastern Conference’s 2nd ranked and 5th ranked teams. 20 points separate them.
3) The ‘Dogs will be facing the Steelheads for the first time since February 7th, a 3-1 loss.
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 9th in the league. Robertson’s 63 assists on the season and Akil Thomas’s 62 assists rank 3rd and 4th in the league, respectively. Philip Tomasino leads the league with 12 game-winning goals this season. Ben Jones (8) leads the league in insurance goals scored this season.
5) The IceDogs have the 2nd ranked power play, with a 27.9% efficiency, and the 12th ranked penalty kill, with a 77.4% efficiency. Ben Jones and Jason Robertson are dominating the league in power play points. Jones has 17 goals and Robertson has 16 goals and 32 assists on the man advantage.
6) The Steelheads’ power play ranks 8th with a 22.9% efficiency, while their penalty kill is ranked 6th with 80.8% 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 2.96 goals against average (8th amongst goaltenders who have played at least 25 games this season) have contributed to his 35 wins this season (3rd).
8) Stephen Dhillon is tied with Sudbury’s Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen with the most shut-outs this season (6).
9) The IceDogs currently have 7 players who have passed the 50-point threshold (Robertson – 106; Jones – 98; Thomas – 97; Maksimov – 79; Studnicka – 77; Tomasino, 68; Brassard – 53).
10) The ‘Dogs penalty kill has been nearly perfect through nine games, only allowing two goals.
Tonight’s Fan Appreciation game is presented by Enviro-Niagara. The first 500 fans into the Meridian Centre, through all entrances, will receive an IceDogs swag bag, that includes goodies from our dedicated sponsors! Additionally, 30 pucks, signed by our over-age players, Jonathon Schaefer, Matt Brassard, and Stephen Dhillon, have been placed in random bags. Be sure to arrive early to pick up your bags.
We will also be honouring our OAs prior to tonight’s game with a tribute video.
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