By: Tyler Rabb – Ottawa67s.com Staff
Photo: Robert Lefebvre – IceLevel Photography
After Ottawa put up 16 goals in the first two games of Round 1, the expectations for Game 3 and 4 were reasonably raised. But going into Game 5, the series is all tied up at 2-2. Niagara exploded for six goals, in Game 3, to hand Ottawa their first loss of these playoffs. On Wednesday night the 67’s lost a heart-breaker, they were up 3-2 with only four minutes left in game when the IceDogs scored to send it to overtime. Unfortunately in the extra period, Niagara’s Brendan Perlini skated around the 67’s net and shot a laser past 67’s starter Liam Herbst to win the game for the IceDogs.
Last week, Ottawa Head Coach Jeff Brown was nominated for the Matt Leyden Trophy for OHL coach of the year. The rookie coach led the team to a 38 win season and their first playoff birth since 2011-2012.
Game 5 brings the 67’s back home to the comforting confines of the Arena at TD Place. Ottawa sported one of the best records at home this season with 27 wins in 36 games, including Game 1 and 2. Tonight’s game should be an exciting one as the series is now a best of three.
The boys are playing for the number on the front of their jerseys not the one on the back, so show your support and become part of the team. Head down early, enjoy the beautiful weather, and grab dinner at one of great restaurants around TD Place.
Tickets are still available for tonight’s game at capitaltickets.ca, at the TD Place box office (located at Gate 3, northeast corner of TD Place), or by calling 613-232-6767.