March 3rd, 2019
Niagara IceDogs (38-16-7-0 | 83 pts) vs Sarnia Sting (25-30-5-2 | 57 pts) 2:00 pm
10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE THIS AFTERNOON’S GAME
Organized by: Jordyn Moussa, Social Media and Sales Coordinator
1) Niagara returns home this afternoon following a 3-game road trip, where they collected 4 of 6 points.
2) The last time these two teams faced each other, the ‘Dogs were victorious 4-3 in Sarnia.
3) When the Sting last visited the Meridian Centre, Niagara came from behind to win 6-5 in overtime.
4) Jason Robertson’s 101 points on the season ranks 3rd in the league. 42 of Robertson’s points have been goals, ranking 6th in the league. Robertson’s 59 assists on the season and Akil Thomas’s 58 assists rank 3rd and 4th in the league, respectively. Thomas’ +43 rating is the 5th best plus/minus in the league.Phil Tomasino leads the league with 12 game-winning goals this season.
5) The IceDogs have the 1st ranked power play, with a 27.9% efficiency, and the 15th ranked penalty kill, with a 76.9% 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 and Matt Brassard have 26 power play assists
6) The Sting’s power play ranks 12th with a 20.8% efficiency, while their penalty kill is ranked 12th with 77.9% 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 32 wins this season (3rd).
8) The Sting’s highest scoring player, Hugo Leufvenius has 74 points. The IceDogs have 4 players with more points.
9) The IceDogs currently have 7 players who have passed the 50-point threshold (Robertson – 101; Jones – 93; Thomas – 90; Maksimov – 75; Studnicka – 68; Tomasino, 64; Brassard – 51).
10) The ‘Dogs penalty kill has been perfect through five games.
Your Niagara IceDogs return home tomorrow, Sunday, March 3, to face the Sarnia Sting for the only time at home this season in an afternoon game!
Limited tickets remain 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