5 Reasons to be at the 67’s Prospect Game
All season long we have been looking back and honouring our past. This Saturday we shift our focus to the future, to our prospects. Saturday marks the final celebration game of the 50th Anniversary season and there are plenty of reasons you should come.
- Prospects Jerseys
The 67’s will be sporting brand new Prospects jerseys that feature the names of all minor hockey associations in and around the Ottawa area. These will be here for one game only so don’t want to miss them. Want your own Prospects jersey? You can enter to win one here.
- $3 Slices of Pizza
Pizza prices have been slashed for Saturday’s game and for only $3 you can score yourself a delicious slice of Gabriel Pizza.
- Brian Kilrea Legacy Wall
With Saturday being the final celebration game of the 50th Anniversary season, the final piece of the Brian Kilrea Legacy Wall will be installed. Come down to the Arena at TD Place and see the completed wall in its entirety.
- Players to Watch
Travis Barron – The 67’s captain is riding a three game goal streak and is looking to keep his hot streak rolling into this weekend.
Gabe Vilardi – Despite only playing in 27 games due to injury Vilardi is in the Top 4 in scoring on a loaded Fronts team and found himself in NHL trade Deadline Discussions as a LA Kings prospect.
- Current 67’s Prospects
The 67’s boast nine current NHL prospects, three have already been drafted and six have been listed by NHL Central Scouting in the Top 100 North American draft prospects. They are as follows.
- Travis Barron #19 – The Ottawa 67’s captain was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the seventh round, 191st overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
- Noel Hoefenmayer #2 – Hoef was drafted in the fourth round, 108th overall by the Arizona Coyotes in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
- Sasha Chmelevski #8 – The Ottawa 67’s leading scorer was drafted in the sixth round, 185th overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
- Kody Clark #71 – The son of Maple Leafs great Wendel Clark, Kody’s draft stock has skyrocketed and he recently found himself ranked number 28th out of all North American Skaters in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft.
- Kevin Bahl #88 – The big man on the backend was ranked two spots below Clark, for 30th of all North American Skaters. Bahl also represented the team in the CHL/NHL top prospects game and found the back of the net.
- Carter Robertson #27 – Carter lands just outside the Top 50, he is currently ranked 61st by NHL Central Scouting for the upcoming NHL Entry Draft.
- Merrick Rippon #6 – A trade acquisition of the Barber Poles this season, Rippon is two spots behind Robertson and is ranked as the 63rd best North American Skater in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft.
- Mitchell Hoelscher #17 – The Ottawa 67’s rookie was ranked 82nd by NHL Central Scouting and since then has been on a tear posting 13 points in his last 15 games, only improving his draft stock.
- Sam Bitten #13 – The younger brother of Canadiens prospect Will Bitten, Sam is ranked as the 94th overall North American Skater in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.