March 16th, 2019
Niagara IceDogs (42-17-7-0 | 91 pts) vs Barrie Colts (26-36-3-1 | 56 pts) 7:30 pm
10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TONIGHT’S GAME
Organized by: Jordyn Moussa, Social Media and Sales Coordinator
1) Niagara begins their final road trip of the regular season tonight in Barrie to face the Colts for the 2nd time in a week.
2) This evenings match-up is of the Eastern Conference’s 2nd ranked and 9th ranked teams. 35 points separate them.
3) Last Sunday, when these two teams last faced each other, the ‘Dogs were victorious over the Colts by a score of 4-3.
4) Jason Robertson’s 110 points on the season is tied to lead the league! 45 of Robertson’s points have been goals, ranking 9th in the league. Ben Jones’ 40 goals ranks 11th in the league. Robertson’s 65 assists on the season and Akil Thomas’s 62 assists rank 3rd and 4th in the league, respectively. Philip Tomasino leads the league with 12 game-winning goals this season. Ben Jones (8) is second in the league in insurance goals scored this season. Jason Robertson has 7 insurance goals scored.
5) The IceDogs have the 2nd ranked power play, with a 27.9% efficiency, and the 13th ranked penalty kill, with a 77.5% efficiency. Ben Jones and Jason Robertson are dominating the league in power play points. Jones has 17 goals and Robertson has 16 goals and 34 assists on the man advantage.
6) The Colts’ power play ranks 12th with a 20.7% efficiency, while their penalty kill is ranked 14th with 77.4% efficiency.
7) Starting goaltender, Stephen Dhillon ranks 6th among all OHL goaltenders. His .910 save percentage (7th amongst goaltenders who have played at least 25 games this season) and 2.95 goals against average (8th amongst goaltenders who have played at least 25 games this season) have contributed to his 36 wins this season (tied for 1st).
8) Stephen Dhillon is tied with Sudbury’s Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen with the most shut-outs this season (6).
9) The IceDogs currently have 7 players who have passed the 50-point threshold (Robertson – 110; Jones – 99; Thomas – 99; Maksimov – 79; Studnicka – 78; Tomasino, 68; Brassard – 54).
10) The ‘Dogs penalty kill has been nearly perfect through ten games, only allowing three goals.
2019 OHL Playoff tickets for the Eastern Conference Quarter-final are on sale NOW! 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