3 Players to Watch this Weekend
This weekend the Ottawa 67’s begin their final 20 games of the regular season by hosting a pair of games at the Arena at TD Place. The 67’s currently sit in ___ in the Eastern Conference and after dropping three straight games last weekend, the boys are looking to get the ball rolling and finish strong down the stretch.
The former first round pick of the Ottawa 67’s, Keating has been playing well of late. The 18 year old went through a tough stretch through the middle of the season but has found his way recently with nine points in his last six games including averaging a goal per game with six in that stretch. Keating has shot up the 67’s scoring list and now currently resides in second place with 40 points (21g, 19a) in 48 games. Keating is currently behind pace to surpass his point total from last year. However, if Keating continues to produce as he has been over his last six games, he can attain the 24 more points required to set a new single season career high. Additionally, Keating is two goals away from setting a new career high in goals for a single season, so watch out for him to achieve that this weekend.
Sam Miletic has exploded this year. The former 15th round pick of the London Knights, the overager currently sits in the Top 5 in league scoring. The 20 year old is averaging over 1.5 points per game with 69 in 44. It took Sam only 36 games to set a new career high in points. Recently traded from the Knights to the Ice Dogs, since arriving in Niagara Sam has scored 15 points in only nine games. Since signing as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Penguins this past offseason, Sam has asserted himself as a playmaker, averaging over an assist per game with 45 in 44 games.
Chisholm is the Petes highest rated draft prospect. Declan is currently ranked 42nd in North America by NHL Central Scouting. The 17 year old has been improving both defensively and offensively. Chisholm has doubled his goal total and tripled his assist production this season. Declan is player to keep an eye on in both the offensive and defensive zones.