Barber Poles make long trip to Flint

The Ottawa 67’s are looking to make something of their farthest road trip of the season.

A three-in-three set begins tonight, against the Flint Firebirds, before a visit to the Saginaw Spirit on Saturday, and to the Sarnia Sting on Sunday. Ottawa is looking to get fully back on the right track, after snapping a four-game losing streak this past Sunday. Fans can watch live on CHL TV, and Kenny Walls has the call on TSN 1200.

The 67’s got back in the win column, Sunday afternoon, coming away with a 4-2 victory in their visit to the Mississauga Steelheads. Vinzenz Rohrer, Luca Pinelli, and Anthony Costantini stoked the visitors out to a 3-0 lead, before the Trout stormed back, only to see their rally snuffed out by a Brady Stonehouse empty-netter. Max Donoso made 29 saves in goal, earning his 22nd win of the year.

Flint’s last game was also on the road, stopping on on the Spirit, Wednesday night. Tristan Bernucci, Amadeus Lombardi, Braeden Dressler, and Ethan Hay lit the lamp for the Firebirds but Saginaw eked out a 5-4 win, on this occasion. Nathan Day played the first two periods in goal, making 13 saves on 18 shots, before former Barber Poles netminder Will Cranley finished the game, stopping nine of nine.

It’s the second and final meeting between this interconfertnce squads, having last squared off inside The Arena at TD Place on December 2, 2022. Flint roared out to an early 2-0 lead, courtesy of Lombardi, and Zachary Giroux, before Jack Matier, Costantini, Gavin Ewles, Cooper Foster, Cameron Tolnai, and Henry Mews combined for six unanswered Ottawa goals, culminating in a 6-2 win for the 67’s, backed by 22 saves from Donoso.

Player Stats – Season:

Ottawa 67’s (32-9-4) Player Total Flint Firebirds


Player Total
Goals Brady Stonehouse 25 Goals Amadeus Lombardi 29
Assists Pavel Mintyukov 42 Assists Dmitry Kuzmin 33
Points Logan Morrison 63 Points Amadeus Lombardi 60
Shots Brady Stonehouse 164 Shots Gavin Hayes 149
Wins Max Donoso 22 Wins Will Cranley 15
Save Percentage Collin MacKenzie 0.920 Save Percentage Will Cranley 0.890 


Game Notes:

  • Luca Pinelli has scored in back-to-back games.
  • Cameron Tolnai had three points in the previous meeting with Flint.
  • Should Will Cranley get the nod for Flint, it will be the first time the 67’s have faced their former goaltender.
  • With a win, the 67’s would move back into sole possession of first overall.
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