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Barber Poles fall in Saginaw in first of three on the road

 

The Ottawa 67’s dropped the opening game of their three-game road trip Friday night in Saginaw, falling 4-0 to the Spirit. Ottawa couldn’t beat Evan Cormier on the night who turned aside 27 shots while the Spirit were paced by a pair of goals from Cole Coskey. It was the first win of the season for Saginaw, while the 67’s drop to 2-2-0 on the year.

The 67’s conceded two goals three minutes apart in the first period to Coskey who spotted the home side to a 2-0 lead through the opening frame.

Olivier Lafreniere turned aside 13 shots in a scoreless second period keeping the 67’s within striking distance entering the final frame.

Two more goals, once again in a three-minute span, halted the Ottawa comeback as Ben Badalamenti and Damien Giroux each scored their first goal of the young season to help power the Spirit to the 4-0 win.

The longest road trip of the season continues for the Barber Poles tomorrow night when they remain State-side visiting the Flint Firebirds at 7 p.m. before returning to Canada to face the Sarnia Sting to open the month of October (Oct. 1 @ 2 p.m.). The 67’s return home Thanksgiving Weekend with games against Peterborough (Oct. 6) and Flint (Oct. 8).

GAME NOTES:

  • Despite taking six penalties on the night, the 67’s killed off every Saginaw power-play and are an impressive 17-for-19 on the penalty kill this season
  • The 67’s went 0-for-3 on the power-play failing to score on the man advantage in a game for the first time this season (6/16 on the season)
  • Ottawa won just 26 of 61 faceoffs marking the first time this season the opposition has won more draws
  • Matt Foget saw his three-game point streak come to an end
  • This is the first time this season that the 67’s have been shutout
  • Defenceman Peter Stratis lead all players with five shots for the 67’s

67’s single-game tickets start at $12 and are available at Ottawa67s.com/Single-Game-Tickets, by calling 613.232.6767 or in person at The Box Office at TD Place. All minor hockey players part of the 67’s Prospect Program get in for FREE. For more information on the 67’s Prospect Program click here.

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