The Ottawa 67’s host back to back games this weekend looking to turn the tides on a four-game losing streak. This weekend isn’t going to be an easy one for the boys as they host Barrie on Saturday and Sault St. Marie on Sunday. There’s tons of reasons to come out to one (or both) of those games this weekend but here are the top five.
- Memorial Cup Tour (Saturday)
The most coveted prize in junior hockey, the Memorial Cup will be in the Arena at TD Place for Saturday’s tilt against the Barrie Colts. The Cup will make a stop on the 100th Mastercard Memorial Cup Trophy Tour which will see the trophy visit 17 different communities in the CHL including Ottawa. Fans will get an opportunity to see the Cup, touch the Cup and get their photo with it as well.
- National Broadcast (Saturday)
The 67’s will appear in a nationally televised game this Saturday. The boys will battle the Barrie Colts on Sportsnet’s new CHL Saturday Showcase. So set your DVR, come to the game and see if you can make an appearance on national TV.
- Post-Game Skate (Sunday)
Make sure you bring your skates to Sunday’s game against the Sault St. Marie Greyhounds. After the game, stick around for a holiday themed post skate with the 67’s! The skate will have Christmas carols and a yule log playing on the big screen above the ice. Get into the holiday spirit and come meet some of your hockey heroes.
- Lansdowne Christmas Market
Ottawa’s premiere Christmas market, the Lansdowne Christmas Market will have its opening this weekend! Open from 9am-2pm Saturday and Sunday, it is a great spot to head to before the 67’s game. The market will include live music inside the Aberdeen Pavilion, the Ottawa Farmers’ Market which features over 100 local food growers, vendors and artisans to help get visitors into the holiday spirit with some uniquely Ottawa presents.
- Players to Watch
Sasha Chmelevski – The 67’s forward is leading the team in both goals and points and has been hot lately with 11 points in his last 8 games.
Ryan Suzuki (Barrie Colts, Saturday) – The younger brother of Nick, has cemented himself as a playmaker so far this season with 13 of his 15 points being helpers. Ryan was the first pick in this year’s OHL Priority Selection.
Boris Katchouk (Sault St. Marie Greyhounds, Sunday) – The Team Canada World Juniors hopeful has been tearing it up this year with 39 points in 25 games. Boris is almost at a goal per game pace with 22 goals in 25 games played.
Make sure you get your tickets here so you don’t miss out on any of this weekend’s action.