By: Chris Crawford – Ottawa67s.com
Photo: Robert Lefevbre – Icelevel Photography
Despite a strong effort, the Ottawa 67’s suffered a tough 4-1 loss tonight to the Niagara IceDogs at the Arena at TD Place.
The 67’s trailed 2-0 after the opening period, but in the second period, the 67’s generated momentum on a pair of powerplay opportunities.
On the 67’s second powerplay of the game, Jeremiah Addison deflected a great shot by Nathan Todd and scored his 16th goal of the season. Niagara went on the powerplay late in the period, but the 67’s kept the OHL’s 5th ranked powerplay off the board. The game was at 2-1 after 40 minutes of play.
Niagara extended their lead in the third period with a pair of goals to win the game 4-1.
The 67’s generated 30 shots on net and many scoring chances and after the game GM/head coach Jeff Brown said “I was proud of my team tonight, they battled hard.”
Leo Lazarev played goal for the 67’s and made 33 saves.
The loss dropped Ottawa to 20-20-1-1 on the season
The 67’s are in action tomorrow evening in Peterborough for a 7 p.m game against the Petes. They return home on Sunday at 3 p.m. against the Flint Firebirds.
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.
Ottawa 67’s 1, Niagara IceDogs 4 (at the Arena at TD Place)
67’s goals: Jeremiah Addison (16)
IceDogs goals: Brendan Perlini (15), Christopher Paquette (4), Josh Wesley (5), Ryan Mantha (5)
Goaltenders: 67’s – Leo Lazarev (L, 15-12-0-0, 37 shots, 33 saves); Ice Dogs – Alex Nedeljkovic (W, 14-8-1-1, 30 shots, 29 saves)
Power Play: 67’s: 1/2 , Ice Dogs: 1/3
Shots on goal: 67’s: 37 , Ice Dogs: 30
Upcoming 67’s games: Saturday, January 16 at Peterborough Petes, 7:05 p.m.; Sunday, January 17 vs. Flint Firebirds, 3 p.m., Arena at TD Place; Jan 22 vs. Oshawa Generals, 7 p.m., Arena at TD Place
Ottawa record: 20-20-1-1
Ottawa record at home: 9-8-0-1
Ottawa record on road: 11-12-1-0