February 17th, 2019
Niagara IceDogs (33-14-7-0 | 73 pts) vs Sudbury Wolves (34-17-2-1 | 71 pts) 2:00 pm
10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE THIS AFTERNOON’S GAME
Organized by: Jordyn Moussa, Social Media and Sales Coordinator
1) Niagara returns home following a 3-game road-stand to face the Sudbury Wolves in a rematch of last Sunday’s 3-2 defeat.
2) The IceDogs come into this game following an important 8-1 win over the Erie Otters.
3) Coming into this game, Jason Robertson is on a 13-game point-streak, having collected 28 (9 goals, 19 assists) points.
4) Jason Robertson’s 90 points on the season, ranks 4th in the league. 40 of Robertson’s points have been goals, ranking 5th in the league. Akil Thomas’s 51 assists and Robertson’s 50 assists on the season rank 4th and 5th in the league. Phil Tomasino leads the league with 10 game-winning goals this season.
5) The IceDogs have the 2nd ranked power play, with a 27.8% efficiency, and the 17th ranked penalty kill, with a 75.2% efficiency. Jason Robertson is dominating the league in power play points, leading with 15 goals and 28 assists on the man advantage. Kirill Maksimov has 15 goals on the man advantage.
6) The Wolves’ power play ranks 20th with a 13% efficiency, while their penalty kill is ranked 3rd with 82.1% efficiency.
7) Stephen Dhillon is likely to get the start this afternoon. With 87 OHL wins, he is on pace to pass Mark Visentin’s 89 career wins with the team.
8) In last night’s blow out, every IceDogs forward collected a point, with the exception of Kirill Maksimov.
9) The IceDogs currently have 6 players who have passed the 50-point threshold (Robertson – 90; Jones – 80; Thomas – 79; Maksimov – 67; Studnicka – 58; Tomasino – 56).
10) Tonight’s match-up will be the 5th of the season series, which the ‘Dogs are currently trailing with 1 win.
Today’s game is dedicated towards mental health in youth, the game is presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association, Niagara Branch, and Teachers Life.
There will be a post-game family skate, presented by Tim Hortons, offering free hot chocolate! Helmets and skates must be checked at ice-level before the game. Children under 14 must wear a helmet.
Standing room tickets for today’s game 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