3 Players to Watch this Weekend
The Ottawa 67’s welcome the Hamilton Bulldogs and Peterborough Petes this weekend in two divisional matchups. The Barber Poles are looking to keep the ball rolling after Wednesday’s dominant performance and keep climbing the standings.
With only two goals over his last 10, the 67’s captain bounced back in a big way with a hat trick on Wednesday night, eclipsing the 50 career OHL goal mark as well. The Colorado Avalanche prospect is nearing career totals in goals, assists, points, and penalty minutes. Barron provides grit alongside his offensive capabilities and with six points in his last two games, it looks like Barron might be starting to heat up.
World Junior gold medalist Robert Thomas was recently acquired by the Bulldogs from the London Knights. The first round pick of the St. Louis Blue is currently averaging over 1.5 points per game with 20 goals, 29 assists for a total of 49 points in only 30 games played. Thomas has yet to score a goal in his three games with Hamilton (three assists) so expect him to be on the hunt to break the ice with the Bulldogs.
The overager out of Moscow is on pace to have a career year in the OHL. Nikita already has set a career high in assists, is nearing a career high in goals and points as well. After spending the summer at Marlies training camp, Leafs training and rookie camp as well as Anaheim’s development camp, Korostelev is currently tied for 11th overall in league scoring with 52 points. He is by far the leader in points for the Petes with the next closest player 18 points behind. Koro has been hot lately with eight points in his last four games. After being held off the score sheet on Thursday, watch for Nikita to bounce back this weekend.