Jake Middleton (#21)
One of the team’s leaders on and off the ice, Middleton is a stabilizing force on the 67’s blue line. He scored his second goal of the season last night in Niagara and now only needs two more to tie his career high. Any extra offence from Middleton is a bonus for Ottawa, if he can keep contributing, the 67’s will be sure to succeed.
Jeremiah Addison (#10)
Though “Addy” may be his current nickname, “Mr. Consistent” could soon be a more fitting moniker. Since October 2nd, Jeremiah has only been held off the scoreboard in five games. During that time, he’s racked up 15 points in 16 games and is tied with line mate Dante Salituro for the team goal scoring lead (9). His physical play and nose for net make him one of Ottawa’s most dangerous players in Hamilton tonight.
Sam Studnicka (#23)
When last these East Division rivals met, Studnicka had himself a game to remember. Sam scored the second hat trick of his OHL career and led Ottawa to a 5-1 win over the Bulldogs. He buried his eighth goal of the season last night and added an assist. Though he most likely won’t repeat his performance against the Bulldogs, look for him to have an impact on tonight’s game.
Stephen Harper (#10)
Thought we got rid of this guy? Wait… wrong Stephen Harper. This one deserves some love. He’s an over-ager that is enjoying his final year in the O. He set his career high in points back in 2013/14 with 48. This year, he’s on pace to crush that number. Harper already has 26 points in his first 18 games and leads the Bulldogs offensively. Look for him to be Hamilton’s most influential player on the ice tonight.
Mason Marchment (#11)
Cousin of Jake and son of former NHL defenceman Bryan Marchment, Mason has the bloodlines to be a dominating pro hockey player. In his sophomore OHL season, Marchment is already 6’4″ and 200 lbs. Though he’s not known for devastating body checks like his father, his size does assist him in getting to the net. He was acquired from Erie in the off-season and has 17 points in his first 14 games with the Bulldogs.
Benjamin Gleason (#42)
Another recent addition to Hamilton’s roster, Gleason, a 17 year-old defenceman, was traded by the London Knights two games into the season. He’s also a second year OHLer and only recorded five assists in 41 games as a rookie. Since arriving in Steeltown, Benjamin has caught fire. He’s racked up nine points in 14 games and is currently playing on the Bulldogs top defence pair.
Where to Watch
Catch the 67’s live on Rogers TV Ottawa (Cable 22) or listen to tonight’s game on TSN 1200.
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The 67’s return to TD Place on Friday, November 27 against the Sarnia Sting.
Tickets are available here, or by calling 613-232-6767, x1.
Youth hockey players in the Ottawa-Gatineau region can obtain free tickets to any 67’s regular-season home game through the 67’s Prospects program. Visit the 67’s Prospects website for details, or call 613-232-6767, x1.