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Game Sheets: Weekend Preview – Nov. 14

By: Steve Irving
Photo: Valerie Wutti – Blitzen Photography

The 67’s head into the weekend looking to keep intact their perfect record at TD Place.  A win against Belleville tonight will even their regulation time record at 8 and 8 after starting the season with 4 consecutive road losses…quite the turn around.

Ottawa’s lone game last weekend saw the 67’s come home with a point after a 2-1 shootout loss to the Kingston Frontenacs.  Both goalies turned in stellar performances with Liam Herbst turning away 33 of 34 shots for the 67’s and Lucas Peressini stopping 38 of 39 shots for Kingston.  Ben Fanjoy got the Ottawa goal.

Belleville – 7:30 PM Friday

Tonight’s game will be the first of 8 meetings between the 67’s and Bulls.  Belleville currently sits 3rd in the Eastern Conference with a 12-5-1-1 record.

Former 67 Brett Gustavsen returns to Lansdowne and heads to the visitor’s locker room for the first time. Gustavsen had 99 points in 189 games for the 67’s over 4 seasons and was traded this past summer to Belleville.

Guelph – 2:00 PM Sunday

Sunday afternoon’s game against the Storm will be the only chance fans in Ottawa will get to the them this year. The defending memorial cup champions will be looking for revenge after losing to Ottawa 3 weeks ago on their home ice.The Storm are lead in scoring by Detroit’s 2nd rounder Tyler Bertuzzi.  He and the 67’s own Travis Konecny were teammates last night at the first of two

Families are advised to bring their skates and helmets on Sunday for a post-game skate as to cap-off our Big Joe and Friends Kid’s Club Day.  Sign-up your son or daughter to the club for access to the ice and a range of other great perks over the course of this season and into next year’s CFL and NASL seasons for the REDBLACKS and Ottawa Fury FC.

Commemorative Jerseys Available for Auction

Fans, you’ll notice the 67’s are wearing special jerseys tonight. They picture a scene from 70 years ago … a moment in time that was the beginning of the end of the Second World War…the Juno Beach invasion.  14-thousand Canadians stormed ashore with machine gun fire filling the air.  In fierce hand-to-hand combat, and at a cost of 340 lives, they took the beach and opened the door for the Allies to take-back Nazi occupied Europe.  We owe them our freedom.

These special 67’s commemorative jerseys are being auctioned to raise funds to assist disabled veterans.  To take part in the auction visit Ottawa67s.com.

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