Thursday, December 6th, 2018
Niagara IceDogs (16-7-4-0 | 36 pts) vs Saginaw Spirit (14-10-1-2 | 31 pts) 7:00 pm.
10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TONIGHT’S GAME |
Organized by: Jordyn Moussa, Social Media and Sales Coordinator
1) The IceDogs are back at home this evening as the Saginaw Spirit make their sole trip to the Meridian Centre of the season.
2) Niagara captured the 3-2 shootout victory in Saginaw in October, with Akil Thomas and Bradey Johnson solidifying the win.
3) Robertson enters this game riding a 13-game point streak, with 13 goals and 19 assists (32 points). Robertson, who was recently named to USA Hockey’s National Junior Team selection camp, is leading the league with the most points in the longest streak this season. Robertson has 52 points on the season, ranking 2nd in the league, only behind the Greyhounds’ Frost.
4) Robertson ranks 2nd in the league with 27 goals scored this season. 10 of his goals have been scored on the powerplay, to lead the league. After scoring two goals on the man advantage, Kirill Maksimov ranks second in powerplay goals scored, with 9.
5) Ben Jones and Robertson rank in the top 5 of all insurance goals scored this season, with 4 each.
6) Starting goaltender, Stephen Dhillon, is expected to get the nod between the pipes tonight against the Spirit. He ranks 7th amongst all goalies in the league that have played at least 15 games this season, with a goals against average of 2.73, and save percentage of .916. Dhillon ranks 6th in the league with 13 wins this season.
7) The IceDogs have the 10th ranked home powerplay, with 22.4% efficiency, and the 9th ranked home penalty kill, with an 82.9% efficiency rating.
8) The Spirit’s away power play ranks 14th with 15.4% efficiency, while their away penalty kill is ranked 5th with 85.5% efficiency.
9) Saginaw’s Ivan Prosvetov, who is known for his on-ice win celebrations, ranks among the top in the league with 2 shutouts this season.
10) The Spirit are lead in scoring by Cole Coskey (27 points) and Albert Michnac (23 points).
Tickets are still remaining for tonight’s game! Take advantage of our $10 Fall Thursday deal! For every Thursday night game in November and December, we are making hockey more easily accessible with $10 tickets in our Value section (sections 108-111).
The next home game after, on Saturday December 8th, will be our annual Teddy Bear Toss! At this game against the North Bay Battalion, fans can bring new or gently used stuffed animals and throw them onto the ice when the ‘Dogs score their first goal of the game. The teddies will then be donated to the Niagara Regional Police Association and Victim Services.
Tickets can still 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