For the first time since March 10, 2020, and the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Arena at TD Place will host an Ottawa 67’s game. The Barber Poles are back home to take on the North Bay Battalion in preseason action, with fans also in attendance for the first time since the pandemic began.
Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00pm EDT, and 67’s fans not in the rink can catch all the action on Rogers TV, or by streaming on the team’s Twitch Channel. Kenny Walls has the call on TSN Radio 1200.
The 67’s have played two of their four preseason games, to this point. They earned a 2-1 shootout victory over the Peterborough Petes in the opener, before falling to the Kingston Frontenacs by a score of 5-1 last Saturday. 2020 CHL Import Selection Vsevolod Gaidamak got his crew on the board, thanks to a beautiful setup by Luca Pinelli and Matthew Mayich.
North Bay, on the other hand, have played only one preseason game: a 4-2 win over the Oshawa Generals.
- This is the first matchup between the 67’s and the Battalion since March 8, 2020 in North Bay. The Barber Poles cruised to an 8-0 victory, with current 67’s Teddy Sawyer and Jack Beck combining for three points, and Will Cranley earning a shutout.
- 67’s head coach Dave Cameron makes his home debut, tonight.
- Ottawa and North Bay will face off six times during the 2021-2022 regular season.
- Tonight is the first time that Ottawa and North Bay have met for a preseason game.