Saturday, November 17th, 2018
Niagara IceDogs (11-6-3-0 | 25 pts) vs Erie Otters (9-10-1-0 | 19 pts) 7:00 pm.
10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TONIGHT’S GAME
Organized by: Jordyn Moussa, Social Media and Sales Coordinator
1) The IceDogs are in Erie for their second game of the weekend, making the trip to Erie for the second time this season.
2) The IceDogs return to Erie tonight following a 4-3 loss to the Otters in a short fallen comeback.
3) Kirill Maksimov, Akil Thomas and Matt Philip had 1 goal, 1 assist in the first game of the season series with the Otters, while Lleyton Moore collected an assist.
4) Ben Jones enters this game after scoring his first hat-trick in a 6-3 win against the Hamilton Bulldogs, extending his point streak to 6 games.
5) Kirill Maksimov leads the IceDogs with 11 goals on the season. Ben Jones follows closely with 10.
6) Starting goaltender, Stephen Dhillon, is expected to get the nod between the pipes tonight against Erie. Amongst goaltenders who have played 10 or more games, Dhillon ranks seventh, with a goals against average of 2.69, and save percentage of .919.
7) The IceDogs have the 6th ranked away powerplay, with 23.1% efficiency, and the 18th ranked home penalty kill, with an 73.0% efficiency rating.
8) The Otters’ home power play ranks 17th with 13.9% efficiency, while their home penalty kill is ranked 17th with 73.3% efficiency.
9) The Otters are led on the scoresheet by Kyle Maksimovich, who has 26 points on the season (11 goals, 15 assists).
10) Edmonton Oilers prospect Kirill Maksimov is expected to play in his 200th regular season game tonight.
Limited tickets remain for next Friday’s game against the Barrie Colts, presented by Special Olympics Ontario.
Tickets can still 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