3 Players to Watch On Family Day
Following this weekend’s road trip the 67’s are set to host the Kitchener Rangers at the Arena at TD Place for the only time this season. Although there are tons of reasons to be at the Barber Poles Family Day Game which you can read here, these are the players you need to watch out for this weekend.
The 67’s assistant captain is averaging a point per game over the course of the season and really upping his production as of late. The San Jose Sharks prospect has amassed 21 points over the last 13 game stretch and shows no signs of the slowing down. Although held off the score sheet in Wednesday’s matchup against the Frontenacs, the Barber Poles leading scorer hasn’t been had that happen in back to back games in over a month. Expect Chmelevski to be a factor in Monday’s matchup.
Felhaber was the hero on Wednesday against the Frontenacs. The boys were down 3-1 heading into the third and Felhaber single handedly pulled them out of the deficit scoring back-to-back-to-back goals, completing a natural hat trick in under 20 minutes (not bad, Felly). Tye was not an unlikely hero though, the 67’s assistant captain has been on a tear lately with at least a point in his last six and 19 points in his last 12 games. The 19 year old Pembroke native is certainly a player that needs to be accounted for against the Rangers.
Brown is one of the top prospects of the Ottawa Senators. The 19 year old was selected in the first round, 11th overall by the Sens in the 2016 NHL entry draft. Brown appeared in four games with the Sens this year registering a point for the club before being sent back down to juniors.
Son of former 67’s coach Jeff Brown, he spent his entire junior career in Windsor with the Spitfires prior to being moved to Kitchener just before the trade deadline. Brown has not played the full junior schedule this year, missing games for time spent in the NHL and representing the US at the 2018 World Junior Championships.
Brown has amassed 40 points in only 22 games this season and since arriving in Kitchener is averaging more than two points per game with 16 in only seven games. Brown is a presence offensively and physically, this 6’6″ centreman will certainly be tough to miss on Monday.