Game Preview: Battalion at Ottawa

Tonight at 7 p.m. the 67’s start a stretch of four games in six days bookended by two meetings with the North Bay Battalion. 

Fans who purchased seats for the November 8 game can use their original tickets to access tonight’s game. There is no need to reprint your tickets, as your barcode has been re-activated.

Sweet seats are available by clicking here, calling 613-232-6767 x1, or in person at the TD Place Box Office.

Ottawa presently sits in fifth place of the OHL’s Eastern Conference, tied with Peterborough and Mississauga. The trio of teams is has with 54 points, only three back of North Bay. Ottawa holds the three-way tie breaker, as they boast the most regulation wins.

That close proximity in the standings makes this next two contests versus the Battalion very important, as the Barber Poles could easily slide anywhere from second to seventh after this week. 

North Bay has levelled off since losing an 8-2 decision to the 67’s in early January, going 5-5 since then. Ottawa hosted the Battalion at TD Place and scored four goals on each North Bay netminder. In total Jake Kment and Jake Smith gave up an eight spot on 30 Ottawa shots, with each Jake facing an even 15 a piece.

In the other net, Leo Lazarev earned his 15th W this year, a new career high, as he stopped 32 of 34 shots fired by the Battalion.

Both Dante Salituro and Travis Barron recorded three assists in the lopsided victory, whil Nathan Todd and Ben Fanjoy also chipped in with a pair of goals each.

Salituro is currently riding a nine game point streak, collecting seven goals and eight assists over that time. The 67’s points leader also ranks 10th among all OHL scorers with 65 points in 49 games. 

Getting Here

You can take advantage of free OC Transpo bus service for Ottawa 67’s games! Your ticket provides you with free transit on any OC Transpo bus starting 3-hours before the game, and up to 3-hours after the game! For more information on transit service to TD Place, please visit the OC Transpo website.

Pre-purchasing your parking pass is HIGHLY encouraged, as the garage may sell out. Pre-purchased game day parking passes reserve your spot and are available by clicking here.

For more information on getting to TD Place, please click here.

Where to Watch

Can’t make it down to TD Place? Catch the 67’s live on Rogers TV Ottawa (Cable 22) or listen to this afternoon’s game on TSN 1200

Follow the Ottawa 67’s on Twitter for all the latest info and in-game updates.

Family Day Game

The 67’s Family Day game is set for Monday, February 15 at 2 p.m. for a rematch with the North Bay Battalion. After the game, all kids are invited to hit the ice with the team and grab autographs from your favourite players. So make sure you come early and stay late.

Tickets are still available by clicking here, calling 613-232-6767 x1, or in person at the TD Place Box Office located beside Gate 3.

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