February 24th, 2019
Niagara IceDogs (36-15-7-0 | 79 pts) @ Owen Sound Attack (27-25-4-2 | 60 pts) 2:00 pm
10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE THIS AFTERNOON’S GAME
Organized by: Jordyn Moussa, Social Media and Sales Coordinator
1) Niagara is on the road this afternoon, visiting the Owen Sound Attack after last night’s 5-0 win over the Peterborough Petes.
2) The ‘Dogs are facing the Attack for the final time this season. The last time these two teams met, the ‘Dogs defeated Owen Sound 6-1. Phil Tomasino scored 2 goals and collected an assist, and Jason Robertson scored one goal and 3 assists in the game.
3) Coming into this game, Jason Robertson is on a 17-game point-streak, having collected 35 (11 goals, 24 assists) points, nearly tying his 18-game point-streak set earlier this season, which was broken on January 13th. His current streak began on January 17th. If Robertson had gotten a point on January 13th against Sudbury, he would be on a 35-game point-streak.
4) Jason Robertson’s 97 points on the season ranks 3rd in the league. 42 of Robertson’s points have been goals, ranking 6th in the league. Robertson’s 55 assists on the season and Akil Thomas’s 54 assists rank 4th 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 28.3% efficiency, and the 17th ranked penalty kill, with a 75.8% efficiency. Jason Robertson is dominating the league in power play points, leading with 16 goals and 30 assists on the man advantage. Kirill Maksimov has 15 goals on the man advantage. Akil Thomas has 25 power play goals.
6) The Attack’s power play ranks 13th with a 19.6% 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 posting a 31-save shutout, Stephen Dhillon is expected to get the afternoon off. Jake McGrath is expected to get the start on the road.
8) The ‘Dogs are expected to face Mack Guzda, who has a goals against average of 3.47 and a save percentage of .884 and 16 wins this season.
9) The IceDogs currently have 6 players who have passed the 50-point threshold (Robertson – 97; Jones – 85; Thomas – 84; Maksimov – 70; Studnicka – 65; Tomasino, 62).
10) The ‘Dogs penalty kill has been perfect through 120 minutes, not letting a goal against Kitchener (10-2 win) and Peterborough (5-0 win).
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