January 31st, 2019
Niagara IceDogs (30-10-7-0 | 67 pts) vs Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (31-10-5-1 | 68 pts) 7:00 pm
10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TONIGHT’S GAME
Organized by: Jordyn Moussa, Social Media and Sales Coordinator
1) The IceDogs kick off a 3 in 3 weekend tonight with a home game against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.
2) The IceDogs are looking to break 2 season losing streak to the Greyhounds at home. Last season, the IceDogs nearly came back from a 4-0 deficit in the 3rd period.
3) Niagara comes into this game on a 6-game winning streak, including consecutive 4-3 wins over the Sting and Spitfires last weekend.
4) Jason Robertson’s 76 points on the season, ranks 5th in the league. Akil Thomas’ 44 assists on the year rank 4th in the league. Ben Jones is 3 goals away from setting a career high, previously set a 30 last season.
5) The IceDogs have the 1st ranked home powerplay, with 34.3% efficiency, and the 18th ranked home penalty kill, with an 75% efficiency rating. Jason Robertson is dominating the league in powerplay points, leading with 14 goals and 2nd with 23 assists on the man advantage.
6) The Greyhounds’ away power play ranks 5th with a 23.5% efficiency, while their away penalty kill is ranked 6th with 79.1% efficiency.
7) Sault Ste. Marie is lead on the scoresheet by Morgan Frost, who has 78 points which ranks 4th in the league. 47 of Frost’s points are assists.
8) The IceDogs’ penalty kill will need to be at its best tonight. The Greyhounds’ Barrett Hayton has 4 shorthanded goals on the season, which is 4th most in the league.
9) The IceDogs are likely to face Matthew Villalta between the pipes tonight. He has an almost identical record to Stephen Dhillon, with a 3.02 goals against average, a .900 save percentage and 23 wins (1 shutout). The only difference between the two goaltenders is Dhillon’s .909 save percentage, and 25 wins (3 shutouts).
10) Tonight’s game is a match-up between the 9th and 10th ranked teams in the CHL.
Limited tickets 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