Playoff Preview: IceDogs at Ottawa – Round 1 | Game 3
The 67’s head home to host the IceDogs at TD Place today at 3 p.m., as they look to earn their first win in the best of seven series. All kids in attendance can purchase popcorn and soft drinks for only $1 each! Sweet seats are available by clicking here, calling 613-232-6767 x1, or in person at the TD Place Box Office.
After dropping the first two games of their opening round series, Game 3 is a must win for the 67’s. If history provides any indication Ottawa should respond at TD place today.
In last year’s playoffs, the Barber Poles had their way with Niagara in their first two home games. Ottawa poured it on, racking up 16 goals over the two contests.
The 67’s will also have members of their 1999 Memorial Cup winning team in attendance, as Henric Alfredsson and Dan Tessier will be in the arena to show their support for their former junior club.
Though the team finds themselves in 0-2 hole in the series, head coach/GM Jeff Brown has been very happy with their effort level.
“Our guys played their hearts out,” said head coach and GM Jeff Brown following the Game 2 defeat. “We had so many chances, especially in the first period. I can’t ask for anymore from my guys.”
Nathan Todd and Dante Salituro continued their scoring ways in Game 2, as each forward added two points to their postseason totals. Defenceman Stepan Falkovsky notched his first two OHL Playoff points, picking up the primary assist on both of the 67’s first period goals.
In net, Leo Lazarev started the game well, stopping all 14 Niagara shots in the opening frame. He seemed to somewhat struggle late in game though, allowing four third period goals. Chances are Coach Brown won’t make a change in goal, though Liam Herbst had been playing his best hockey of the season just before the playoffs started.
You can take advantage of free OC Transpo bus service for all 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.
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The 67’s are right back at it on Wednesday at 7 p.m. for Game 4 of their opening round playoff series. The best seats in the house are available for only $20. Get yours by clicking here, calling 613-232-6767, or in person at the TD Place Box Office.