67’s blanked in Mississauga; lose 1-0 to Steelheads
By: Barre Campbell – Ottawa67s.com
Photo: Robert Lefebvre – IceLevel Photography
The Ottawa 67’s allowed only one goal Sunday afternoon in Mississauga, but couldn’t score any of their own during a 1-0 loss to the Steelheads in Ontario Hockey League action.
Centre Jason Smith was the only player to score, beating Ottawa goalie Leo Lazarev in the second period.
Jack Flinn made 27 saves for the Steelheads to post his OHL-leading sixth shutout of the season, and his second against Ottawa. In the regular-season opener back on September 25, Flinn stopped 29 Ottawa shots during a 7-0 victory.
The 67’s return to Ottawa and make the first appearance at home of 2016 on Friday, January 8 against the Peterborough Petes, followed by a Saturday matinee against the Steelheads at TD Place.
Tickets are available here, or by calling 613-232-6767, x1.
Youth hockey players in the Ottawa-Gatineau region can obtain free tickets to any 67’s regular-season home game through the 67’s Prospects program. Visit the 67’s Prospects website for details, or call 613-232-6767, x1.
Mississauga Steelheads 1, Ottawa 67’s 0
(at Hershey Centre, Mississauga)
Steelheads goal: Jason Smith (5)
Goaltenders: 67’s – Leo Lazarev (L, 13-11-0-0, 24 shots, 23 saves); Steelheads – Jack Flinn (W, 20-14-1-1; 27-27)
Power Play: 67’s: 0-2, Steelheads: 0-1
Shots on goal: 67’s: 27, Steelheads: 24
Upcoming 67’s games: Friday, January 8 vs. Peterborough Petes, 7 p.m., Arena at TD Place; Saturday, January 9 vs. Mississauga Steelheads, 1 p.m., Arena at TD Place; Sunday, January 10 at North Bay Battalion, 2 p.m., North Bay Memorial Gardens
Ottawa record: 18-19-1-0
Ottawa record at home: 8-7-0-0
Ottawa record on road: 10-12-1-0