January 3rd, 2019
Niagara IceDogs (22-8-5-0 | 49 pts) vs London Knights (25-5-3-1 | 54 pts) 7:00 pm.
10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TONIGHT’S GAME
Organized by: Jordyn Moussa, Social Media and Sales Coordinator
1) The IceDogs take on the London Knights for the final time this season. These two teams previously met in December, where the ‘Dogs fell 3-2 in overtime.
2) The IceDogs come into this game after having won their past two games, an 8-0 win over Kingston and a 6-5 win against Ottawa.
3) Niagara is led in goals by Kirill Makismov (23), who has 4 goals in the past two games.
4) Kirill Maksimov continues to rank second, behind Jason Robertson, with 11 powerplay goals this season. Akil Thomas ranks 4th in the league with a plus/minus record of 25, Phil Tomasino follows in 5th with a record of 24. Thomas also 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 2.80 and a save peprcentage of .913. He has 19 wins on the season, including two shutouts.
6) The IceDogs have the 2nd ranked home powerplay, with 28.7% efficiency, and the 17th ranked home penalty kill, with an 76.2% efficiency rating.
7) The Knights’ away power play ranks 8th with a 12% efficiency, while their away penalty kill is ranked 1st with 90.3% efficiency.
8) The last time these two teams met, the IceDogs faced Jordan Kooy, however Joseph Raaymakers ranks fifth in the league with a goals against average of 2.65 and a save percentage of .919.
9) London is led on the scoresheet by Connor McMicheal, who has 25 goals and 18 assists (43 points).
10) Currently, in the standings, the IceDogs (49 points) sit in third in the league, just 5 points behind the second-place Knights (54 points).
Tickets are still remaining for tonight’s match-up agains the Knights. 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