Saturday, December 8th, 2018
Niagara IceDogs (17-7-4-0 | 38 pts) vs North Bay Battalion (11-15-1-1 | 24 pts) 7:00 pm.
10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TONIGHT’S GAME | TEDDY BEAR TOSS
Organized by: Jordyn Moussa, Social Media and Sales Coordinator
1) The IceDogs continue their homestand tonight with our annual Teddy Bear Toss game, following a 6-5 win over the Saginaw Spirit on Thursday night.
2) The IceDogs will be facing the North Bay Battalion for the second consecutive year in the Teddy Bear Toss game.
3) For the past two years, former Captain Johnny Corneil has scored the teddy confetti cue-ing goal. This year, the IceDogs are guaranteed to have a new goal scorer. For a chance to win a pair of tickets to next Thursday’s game against the Hamilton Bulldogs, visit our Facebook and Twitter posts to vote on who you think will score the goal.
4) Robertson enters this game riding a 14-game point streak, with 16 goals and 21 assists (37 points). Robertson is leading the league with the longest streak in the league (and the most points collected over the streak) this season. Robertson has 57 points on the season, ranking 1st in the league, and tied with the Greyhounds’ Morgan Frost.
5) Robertson (13) and Kirill Maksimov (9) lead the league with the most powerplay goals scored this season.
6) Starting goaltender Stephen Dhillon ranks 6th amongst all goalies in the league that have played at least 20 games this season, with a goals against average of 2.83, and save percentage of .913. Dhillon ranks 5th in the league with 14 wins this season.
7) The IceDogs have the 4th ranked home powerplay, with 27.4% efficiency, and the 15th ranked home penalty kill, with an 79.1% efficiency rating.
8) The Battalion’s away power play ranks 3rd with 25.5% efficiency, while their away penalty kill is ranked 4th with 83.6% efficiency.
9) North Bay’s Justin Brazeau ranks 3rd in league scoring with 49 points this season, 25 of which are goals.
10) Daniel Walker leads North Bay, and the league, with 58 penalty minutes this season.
Tickets are still remaining for tonight’s annual Teddy Bear Toss! Fans are encouraged to bring new or gently used stuffed animals and throw them onto the ice when the ‘Dogs score their first goal of the game. The teddies will then be donated to the Niagara Regional Police Association and Victim Services.
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