January 4th, 2019
Niagara IceDogs (22-8-6-0 | 50 pts) vs Erie Otters (14-21-1-1 | 30 pts) 7:00 pm.
10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TONIGHT’S GAME
Organized by: Jordyn Moussa, Social Media and Sales Coordinator
1) The Erie Otters come to town tonight for the first time this season. This is the third game in their season series, which is currently tied at 1 win per team.
2) The IceDogs come into this game having collected points in their last three games.
3) Niagara is led in goals by Kirill Maksimov (25), who has 5 goals in the past two games.
4) Kirill Maksimov continues to rank second, behind Jason Robertson, with 12 powerplay goals this season. Akil Thomas ranks 5th in the league with 33 assists on the season.
5) Stephen Dhillon is expected to get the start tonight at home. Dhillon ranks 7th amongst all OHL goaltenders, with a goals against average of 2.86 and a save percentage of .912. He has 19 wins on the season, including two shutouts, ranking third in the league.
6) The IceDogs have the 1st ranked home powerplay, with 29.8% efficiency, and the 17th ranked home penalty kill, with an 75.4% efficiency rating.
7) The Otters’ away power play ranks 12th with a 19.4% efficiency, while their away penalty kill is ranked 20th with 62.7% efficiency.
8) The last time these two teams met, Philip Tomasino scored 2 goals, and collected another assist in a 6-3 win.
9) Erie is led on the scoresheet by Kyle Maksimovich with 51 points (20 goals, 31 assists)
10) Tonight marks the return of Danial Singer to the Meridian Centre following an August trade that brought Ivan Lodnia to Niagara.
Tickets are still remaining for tonight’s match-up agains the Otters. They 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