Saturday, October 27th, 2018
Niagara IceDogs (7-4-2-0 | 16 pts) vs Saginaw Spirit (7-4-1-0 | 15 pts) 7:05 pm.
10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TONIGHT’S GAME
Organized by: Jordyn Moussa, Social Media and Sales Coordinator
1) Tonight marks the first game in our annual Michigan trip to play the Spirit and Firebirds, and the first time we will play either team this season.
2) Last season against the Spirit, we tied the series – with each team winning their respective home game, including a 4-1 IceDogs win in February.
3) In 2017-2018, Kirill Maksimov scored 3 goals against his former team, and collected 4 points.
4) The Spirit have been in Saginaw since 2002, but well before that they were known as the St Catharines Tee Pees, in 1947, with periods of time existing as the St. Catharines Blackhawks, Niagara Falls Flyers and North Bay Centennials
5) Kirill Maksimov is ranked fifth in the league with 11 goals, 6 of which coming on the powerplay, tied with Hamilton’s Arthur Kaliev to lead the league. Maksimov’s 19 points on the season is ranked 12th in the league.
6) Akil Thomas ranks sixth in the league with 14 assists, 6 of which have come on the powerplay. Akil’s 20 points on the season is ranked 10th in the league
7) The IceDogs have the 4th ranked away powerplay, with 25.0% efficiency, and the 18th ranked away penalty kill, with a 70.8% efficiency rating.
8) The Spirit’s home power play ranks 11th with 17.9% efficiency, while their home penalty kill is ranked 15th with 76.5% efficiency.
9) Saginaw’s goaltender Ivan Prosvetov and IceDogs netminder Stephen Dhillon are tied with one shut out on the season.
10) Saginaw’s Albert Michnac and Damien Giroux each have scored 7 goals this season. 3 of Giroux’s goals have been game winning.
After a road trip visiting both Michigan teams this weekend, the ‘Dogs come back to town on Thursday November 1st, playing the first of a home and home against the Mississauga Steelheads.
Take advantage of our $10 Fall Thursday deal. For every Thursday night game in October, November and December, we are making hockey more easily accessible with $10 tickets in our Value Zone (sections 108-111)!
Tickets 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