March 1st, 2019
Niagara IceDogs (37-15-7-0 | 81 pts) @ North Bay Battalion (26-29-3-2 | 57 pts) 7:00 pm
10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TONIGHT’S GAME
Organized by: Jordyn Moussa, Social Media and Sales Coordinator
1) Niagara continues their 3-game road trip North, visiting the Battalion tonight for the 5th time this season.
2) The last time these two teams faced each other, the ‘Dogs were victorious 5-2 in the annual Teddy Bear Toss game.
3) Against the Battalion, Philip Tomasino has scored 1 goal and collected 6 assists, while Matt Philip has scored 3 goals and Ben Jones has collected 5 assists.
4) Jason Robertson’s 99 points on the season ranks 3rd in the league. 42 of Robertson’s points have been goals, ranking 6th in the league. Robertson’s 57 assists on the season and Akil Thomas’s 55 assists rank 3rd and 5th in the league, respectively. Thomas’ +41 rating is the 5th best plus/minus in the league.Phil Tomasino leads the league with 11 game-winning goals this season.
5) The IceDogs have the 1st ranked power play, with a 28.6% efficiency, and the 17th ranked penalty kill, with a 76.1% efficiency. Jason Robertson is dominating the league in power play points, leading with 16 goals and 31 assists on the man advantage. Kirill Maksimov has 15 goals on the man advantage. Akil Thomas and Matt Brassard have 26 power play assists
6) The Battalion’s power play ranks 6th with a 24.7% efficiency, while their penalty kill is ranked 11th with 78.6% efficiency.
7) After setting a record for most wins by an IceDogs goaltender in club history and the most wins by an IceDogs goaltender in one season last weekend, Stephen Dhillon is expected to get the start tonight against Central Division rivals, the Battalion, who are currently battling for the last playoff spot.
8) Jason Robertson is currently 1 point away from reading the 100 point mark on the season, and 300 points in his career.
9) The IceDogs currently have 7 players who have passed the 50-point threshold (Robertson – 99; Jones – 90; Thomas – 86; Maksimov – 73; Studnicka – 67; Tomasino, 62; Brassard – 51).
10) The ‘Dogs penalty kill has been perfect through three games, and they have not allowed a goal in 120 minutes and 25 seconds.
Your Niagara IceDogs return home next Sunday, March 3, to face the Sarnia Sting for the only time at home this season!
Limited tickets remain and 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