February 23rd, 2019
Niagara IceDogs (35-15-7-0 | 77 pts) vs Peterborough Petes (26-28-1-2 | 55 pts) 7:00 pm
10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TONIGHT’S GAME
Organized by: Jordyn Moussa, Social Media and Sales Coordinator
1) Niagara is home tonight for the second game of a 3 in 4 against the Peterborough Petes, following a 10-2 win at home Thursday night against Kitchener.
2) The ‘Dogs are facing the Petes for the second time in under week, with the ‘Dogs emerging victorious on Family Day.
3) Coming into this game, Jason Robertson is on a 16-game point-streak, having collected 32 (11 goals, 21 assists) points, nearly tying his 18-game point-streak set earlier this season, which was broken on January 13th. His current streak began on January 17th. If Robertson had gotten a point on January 13th against Sudbury, he would be on a 34-game point-streak.
4) Jason Robertson’s 94 points on the season ranks 3rd in the league. 42 of Robertson’s points have been goals, ranking 5th in the league. Akil Thomas’s 54 assists and Robertson’s 52 assists on the season rank 3rd and 4th in the league. Phil Tomasino leads the league with 11 game-winning goals this season.
5) The IceDogs have the 1st ranked power play, with a 28.1% efficiency, and the 17th ranked penalty kill, with a 75.4% efficiency. Jason Robertson is dominating the league in power play points, leading with 16 goals and 30 assists on the man advantage. Kirill Maksimov has 15 goals on the man advantage. Akil Thomas has 25 power play goals.
6) The Petes’ power play ranks 16th with a 16.4% efficiency, while their penalty kill is ranked 16th with 76.7% efficiency.
7) Starting goaltender Stephen Dhillon is ranked 6th in the league. He has posted a save percentage of of .908 and a goals against average of 3.06, and 29 wins this season, and 89 career OHL wins.
8) The ‘Dogs are expected to face Petes starting goaltender Hunter Jones, although backup goaltender Tye Austin defeated the London Knights Thursday night, only allowing one goal.
9) The IceDogs currently have 6 players who have passed the 50-point threshold (Robertson – 94; Jones – 85; Thomas – 84; Maksimov – 70; Studnicka – 63; Tomasino, 60).
10) The ‘Dogs power play was red hot Thursday night, but it will need to be conscious of former IceDog Chris Paquette, who has 5 shorthanded goals this season.
Single and standing room tickets ONLY are remaining 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