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Barber Poles open road swing in Windsor

The OHL-leading Ottawa 67’s have fared well against both Eastern and Western Conference teams, this season, but they’ll face a strong test tonight.

Kicking off a three-game weekend road trip, the Barber Poles are looking to extend their win streak to four games, when they visit the Windsor Spitfires at the WFCU Centre. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05pm, and fans can stream live on CHL TV, or hear Kenny Walls call the action on 580 CFRA.

The 67’s are coming off of a 6-2 beatdown of the Peterborough Petes, Sunday afternoon, getting goals from six different scorers. Vinzenz Rohrer, Luca Pinelli, Henry Mews, Brady Stonehouse, Matthew Mayich, and Cooper Foster paved the way offensively, with a 16-save performance by Collin MacKenzie securing the win.

Windsor has also won three straight, most recently earning a 5-2 victory over the Barrie Colts, on Saturday. Noah Morneau, Oliver Peer, Ethan Miedema, Jacob Maillet, and Colton Smith scored the goals, while Mathias Onuska earned an 18-save victory.

This is the first meeting between these two teams since February 16, 2020: a game that the Spitfires took 3-2 in a shootout, after the Barber Poles scored twice in the final two and a half minutes to tie the score.

Player Stats – Season:

Ottawa 67’s (21-4-0) Player Total Windsor Spitfires (15-6-4) Player Total
Goals Tolnai, Pinelli, Stonehouse 13 Goals Alex Christopolous 18
Assists Vinzenz Rohrer 20 Assists Ryan Abraham 17
Points Luca Pinelli 31 Points Matthew Maggio 31
Shots Brady Stonehouse 90 Shots Matthew Maggio 83
Wins Max Donoso 14 Wins Mathias Onuska 10
Save Percentage Collin MacKenzie 0.926 Save Percentage Joey Costanzo 0.896

  

Game Notes:

  • Brady Stonehouse is on a four-game point streak.
  • Tyler Boucher returns to the Ottawa lineup, after serving a two-game suspension.
  • If he’s in the lineup for Windsor, tonight, this will be the first time that the 67’s face off against Thomas Johnston, whom they traded to the Spitfires in October, after playing 111 games with the 67’s.
  • Matthew Maggio, Windsor’s leading points scorer, was originally drafted by Ottawa, and has only faced his old team on one occasion, back in 2019.
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