The Niagara IceDogs were back in action this afternoon for a matinee game in the Nation’s Capital, following the Holiday break. The ‘Dogs came into this game with points in each of their past 8 games, including 7 wins and one overtime loss. In the first meeting between these two teams, the IceDogs fell to the 67’s by a score of 3-2 at home.
The first period ended in a scoreless draw, with some of the IceDogs best offensive opportunities coming in the later minutes of the opening frame. Philip Tomasino was left alone to the left of the goaltender, and had him beat, but he couldn’t beat the post.
In the final minutes of the second period, the 67s broke the score, taking a 1-0 lead into the 3rd period.
Two minutes into the third period, Phil Tomasino potted his 15th of the season to tie the game up at 1 after being fed by Andrew Bruder entering the zone on a 2 on 1. Shortly thereafter, Ottawa re-gained their lead and extended it to 3-1 with less than than 10 minutes to play. Ottawa added another tally to take this one 4-1.
The ‘Dogs are back in action tomorrow night in Kingston. Catch the game on YourTV Niagara, OHL Live. Fans can listen live on 610 CKTB and follow @OHLIceDogs on Twitter.
Then they are back home for the New Year’s Eve match-up to ring in the New Year against the Ottawa 67’s.
Be sure to bring your skates, because there will be a post-game skate with the players on Meridian Centre ice!
Tickets for the New Years game 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
Shots on goal:
Niagara : 31
Ottawa : 31
Big Marco’s Pizza Three Stars of the Game:
1st star : Lucas Peric (OTT)
2nd star : Tye Felhaber (OTT)
3rd star : Cedrick Andree (OTT)