3-v-3: Players to watch when Ottawa hosts the Battalion

Ottawa 67’s

Dante Salituro (#96)
Ottawa’s top scorer is an offensive threat in every match, his 65 points has him ranked in the OHL’s top ten. He’s hot right now, currently riding a nine-game point streak that’s seen him score seven goals and eight assists. When he last faced the Battalion, Salituro tallied three helpers, so look for him to chip in again tonight art TD Place.

Leo Lazarev (#37)
The Russian goaltender enjoyed a stellar January, posting a record of 6-2 with a 2.35 goals against average and a .920 save percentage. He rattled off four victories in row before dropping last Friday night’s game 5-2 to the Hamilton Bulldogs. Look for him to rebound tonight against North Bay this evening.

Stepan Falkovsky (#51)
The big Belarusian blueliner had struggled before Saturday’s 3-0 win in Peterborough. In the five previous games, Stepan only recorded one assist and was a minus six. Here’s hoping his night against the Petes was a sign of things to come, as he scored the game winner and added an assist in the very important divisional victory. 

North Bay Battalion

Mathew Santos (#26)
In his fourth season with the Battalion, Santos has improved by leaps and bounds. After only posting 29 points in 67 games last year, Mathew is on pace to more than double that. He currently has 47 in 45 contests and should play 19 more before season’s end. Look for him on the Battalion’s top line tonight at TD Place.

Mike Amadio (#18)
North Bay’s leading scorer is just three points up on Ottawa’s Dante Salituro for eighth spot among the OHL’s top point producers. His 68 points in 49 games is a career high for the Sault Ste. Marie native, who has improved his point total every year in the league. The Battalion’s number one centre will be heavily involved in both ends of the ice tonight versus the Barber Poles.

Cam Dineen (#3)
The rookie OHLer has been a standout for North Bay this season. He ranks second in scoring among OHL defencemen with 11 goals and 34 assists in 48 games. He was recently named the league’s top rookie for the month of January, his second Rookie of the Month honour this season. Look for him to quarterback the Battalion’s power play tonight at TD Place.

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.

The 67’s are also offering a skate check for those fans who’d like to skate down the Rideau Canal to get to tonight’s game.

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.

Great seats 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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