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Ottawa 67’s Weekend Preview!

Get ready for an awesome day of top hits, karaoke, Birthday celebrations and #NoQuit hockey. Today is also our Family Sunday Funday, join us after the game for a post game skate.

Gates open one hour prior to puck drop. Please give yourself extra time to get to The Arena at TD Place. With game day traffic and The Ottawa Christmas Market presented by TD Bank, there will be lots of people heading down to Lansdowne to enjoy the day. You can check out your transportation options below. See you at the game!

Game Preview:

vs North Bay Battalion – Sunday, December 1st @ 2:00 PM

After making it five wins in a row on Wednesday night in Kingston, putting up 11 goals on the board in the process, the Ottawa 67’s will be looking to make it seven in a row once the upcoming week-end rounds out, as the Barber Poles are set to take on the Oshawa Generals on Saturday and the North Bay Battalion on Sunday, in two afternoon matchups inside The Arena at TD Place.

Having won 12 of their last 14 games, the Barber Poles are now rolling, tied for the league lead in points with 36, and a league-leading 18 wins.   One of the most dynamic offenses in the Ontario Hockey League, the 67’s proved to be just that in their last game, when they defeated the Frontenacs by a score of 11-6 on Wednesday evening.  It was a once in a season kind of night for Ottawa, as they counted on six players who had multi-point games, including four players that had four or more points.  Overage forward Austen Keating had a career night, putting up three goals and four assists for a total of seven points.  His line mates also had great nights, as Marco Rossi had six points (3G, 3A) and Joseph Garreffa had four (1G, 3A).

The 67’s have not went head to head against the Battalion this season, but have played once against the Generals, in a game that was tight up until the very end.  This contest, which took place on November 6th, is the 67’s last loss suffered at home in front of their own fans, and they will look to avenge that loss on Saturday afternoon.

OPPONENT

 

North Bay Battalion (5-20-0-0)

Heading into Kingston on Friday night, the Battalion could maybe add their sixth win of the season against the Frontenacs.  However, currently dead last in the OHL with only five wins so far this year, it’s safe to say this hasn’t been the start to the season that the Battalion was hoping for.  After losing some key pieces last year, including forward Justin Brazeau, who put up 113 points last year, it’s been tough to replace the offense provided by the latter.  Veteran Brad Chenier has been the number one source of offense for North Bay, with 23 points in 25 games.  One of the team’s other overage forwards, Matthew Struthers, has also signaled himself with 20 points thus far this year, after putting up 81 last season.  It’s safe to say that for the Battalion to start putting up more wins on the board, they’ll need a better collective effort from everyone.  With two big games coming up on the road, the team’s brass will be hoping that some time on the road might be just what the Battalion needs to get back on track and hopefully save this season after a tough start.

NOTES

  • In their last game, the Keating-Rossi-Garreffa line totaled for 17 points.
  • Austen Keating now only needs six more goals to reach 100 in his OHL career.
  • Noel Hoefenmayer leads all OHL defensemen in scoring with a total of 33 points (8G, 25A) in 24 games this year.
  • Marco Rossi’s average of 2.32 points per game is second-best in the OHL behind Connor McMichael’s 2.43. McMichael has 51 points in 21 games, while Rossi has 44 in 19.

Rossi is currently riding a 7-game point streak, in which he’s put up 8 goals and 10 assists for a total of 18 points.

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