February 21st, 2019
Niagara IceDogs (34-15-7-0 | 75 pts) vs Kitchener Rangers (27-25-3-1 | 58 pts) 7:00 pm
10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TONIGHT’S GAME
Organized by: Jordyn Moussa, Social Media and Sales Coordinator
1) Niagara is home tonight for the first game of a 3 in 4 against the Kitchener Rangers.
2) The ‘Dogs enter this game following a 5-2 defeat over the Peterborough Petes on Monday.
3) Coming into this game, Jason Robertson is on a 15-game point-streak, having collected 30 (11 goals, 19 assists) points, nearly tying his 18-game point-streak set earlier this season.
4) Jason Robertson’s 92 points on the season, ranks 3rd in the league. 42 of Robertson’s points have been goals, ranking 5th in the league. Akil Thomas’s 52 assists and Robertson’s 50 assists on the season rank 4th and 6th in the league. Phil Tomasino leads the league with 11 game-winning goals this season.
5) The IceDogs have the 2nd ranked power play, with a 27.3% efficiency, and the 17th ranked penalty kill, with a 75% efficiency. Jason Robertson is dominating the league in power play points, leading with 16 goals and 28 assists on the man advantage. Kirill Maksimov has 15 goals on the man advantage.
6) The Rangers’ power play ranks 1st with a 28.1% efficiency, while their penalty kill is ranked 8th with 79.8% efficiency.
7) Starting goaltender Stephen Dhillon’s save percentage of .908, ranks 5th in the league. His 28 wins on the season also ranks 4th in the league.
8) The last time these two teams met each other, the ‘Dogs were victorious by a score of 7-2, with Kirill Maksimov collecting a hat-trick in less than 40 minutes of play.
9) The IceDogs currently have 6 players who have passed the 50-point threshold (Robertson – 92; Jones – 83; Thomas – 81; Maksimov – 68; Tomasino, 60; Studnicka – 59).
10) Tonight, the Rangers’ defenceman Joseph Garreffa is expected to play in his 200th consecutive OHL game.
Limited tickets are remaining for tonight’s game 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