67’s set for long and demanding road trip

The Ottawa 67’s head into a challenging weekend that will see them travel for more than 1400 kilometers to face three opponents in as many days. This will be the first time in more than a month that the Barber Poles will play away from home for three consecutive games. The 67’s will face the Erie Otters first, followed by the Niagara IceDogs and close out the trip with a stop in Hamilton to face the Bulldogs in a sequence of games that will prove to be a true test of the teams’ depth.

In their previous game, the Barber Poles overturned a 2-1 deficit against the Kingston Frontenacs for a 4-2 victory. The 67’s will be hoping to draw inspiration from that performance, especially their third period show where they scored three goals and shut out the opposition.

The 67’s (13-9-1-0) are currently third in East but just a point off the Barrie Colts in first place. With just one point separating the top three teams in this division, a strong away run by the 67’s could see them grab the top spot.

The Opposition

Erie Otters (9-11-2-1)

The team that won the J Ross Robertson Cup last season hasn’t had the best of starts in 2017. In their last six games, they have managed to win just one, conceding 26 goals along the way. The Otters have a better head-to-head advantage against the 67’s, winning four out of the last five games. However, the last time these two teams met, it was the 67’s that emerged victorious 6-4.

Niagara IceDogs (9-8-3-1)

The IceDogs have won only two out of their previous 11 games. The good news for them is that those two wins have come in the last four games. Their last result was a 3-1 loss against the Mississauga Steelheads. The 67’s had won 1-0 through an overtime goal when they had visited the IceDogs earlier in the season.

Hamilton Bulldogs (12-6-1-3)

The Bulldogs currently top the East and have won all but one out of their last seven games, including a 5-2 win over the 67’s. This loss to the Bulldogs had prevented the 67’s from extending their win streak to four games. The 67’s have also lost the last four of their meetings with the Bulldogs and will be eager to put an end to that run.

Game Notes

  • When Tye Felhaber takes to ice against the IceDogs, it’ll be his 200th game for the 67’s.
  • The IceDogs meeting will also see Hudson Wilson compete in his 100th game for the 67’s.
  • Sasha Chmelevski has extended his point-streak to five consecutive games while Travis Barron has extended his to six. These two also top the points chart for the 67’s.
  • Kody Clark is another player who is on a point-scoring run, having scored in four consecutive games.



Thursday, November 23 vs Erie Otters – 7:00PM

TV: Rogers TV | Online: OHL Live

Radio: 580 CFRA |
Friday, November 24 vs Niagara IceDogs – 7:00PM

TV: Rogers TV | Online: OHL Live

Radio: 580 CFRA |


Saturday, November 25 vs Hamilton Bulldogs – 7:00PM

TV: Rogers TV | Online: OHL Live

Radio: 580 CFRA |

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