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67’s return home for two nights of OHL action

The Ottawa 67’s will look to get back into the win column this weekend with a pair of games inside the friendly confines of the Arena at TD Place.

Despite a tough road trip last weekend that saw Ottawa pick up a single point in an overtime loss to Flint, the Barber Poles are looking forward to returning home where they are already 1-0 this season.

Up first for Ottawa is a date with the Peterborough Petes on Friday night. A long time 67’s rival, Ottawa will be looking for some measure of revenge after a tough season series against the Petes last year. The Petes are 2-2 so far this season.

The 67’s close out the weekend schedule on Sunday when they host the Flint Firebirds, who are a perfect 3-0 to start the season. Ottawa lost both meetings with the Firebirds last year, including one in overtime and lost to then in overtime early this season.

The 67’s hit the road again next weekend when they visit North Bay (Oct 12, 7 p.m.), Sudbury (Oct. 13, 7:05 p.m.) and Sault Ste. Marie (Oct. 15, 2:05 p.m.)

Ottawa 67’s this weekend

Friday, October 6: Peterborough at Ottawa (7 p.m.) | Tickets
Sunday, October 8: Flint at Ottawa (7 p.m.) | Tickets

From Head Coach André Tourigny

On last weekend’s road trip: “We’re focused mostly on the process right now. Our team has to learn how to be consistent with the effort they give. Mentally, we made a few mistakes in a row and we paid for it.

We have to learn from it; it’s not a matter of talent, it’s about learning how to win those kinds of games, managing your emotions, staying focused and sticking to it for 60 minutes.”

On this weekend’s home stand: “We had a good rest on Monday and we had good practices this week. We’re heading into a weekend at home in front of our fans, so that’s exciting. Primarily, we’re looking for more consistency in our defensive play. When it comes to puck management, if you do it the right way you don’t expose yourself. So we have a few things to sort out defensively and the players are aware and on board. The guys are tuned in. We want to go into this weekend with a lot of energy and excitement.”

Game Notes

  • The 67’s seven power play goals on 28 opportunities (25 %) ranks them fourth in the OHL.
  • The 67’s went 3-for-6 on the powerplay during their home opener last weekend.
  • Forward Austen Keating is leading the 67’s with four goals and six points in six games.
  • 67’s captain Travis Barron and forward Sasha Chmelevski lead the team with 21 shots apiece, with Barron having played one fewer game.
  • The 67’s head into the weekend tied with Hamilton for third in the East Division and three points behind Kingston for the conference lead.

67’s single-game tickets start at $12 and are available at Ottawa67s.com/Single-Game-Tickets, by calling 613.232.6767 or in person at The Box Office at TD Place. All minor hockey players part of the 67’s Prospect Program get in for FREE. For more information on the 67’s Prospect Program click here.

 

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