Game Preview: 67’s at Hamilton

After winning a hard fought, back and forth battle in Niagara, the 67’s look to make it two in a row against canine foes in Hamilton tonight at 7 p.m. against the Bulldogs.

Ottawa is coming off a 6-3 victory over the IceDogs last night, which was their first meeting since Niagara eliminated the 67’s from the opening round of the 2015 OHL Playoffs. 

Goaltender Liam Herbst faced 37 Niagara shots, turning away 34 of them. The 67’s penalty killers also performed well, erasing eight IceDog power plays, including a lengthy two-man advantage late in the third period.Sam Studnicka and Jeremiah Addison each scored while Ottawa was shorthanded. Jacob Middleton, Ben Fanjoy, Stefan Falkovsky and Trent Mallette also added goals for the 67’s.

With that road win, Ottawa keeps pace just behind the conference-leading Frontenacs. The 67’s possess 23 points and sit second in the OHL’s Eastern Conference, while Kingston has 26 points, but has played an extra game. 

The Bulldogs, though, are currently living in the basement of the East Division, recording only six wins and 13 points total. They’re mired in a four game losing streak that has seen them give up 20 goals during that time. Consistency seems to be the Bulldogs biggest problem, as their offence has been outstanding at times.

Number one centre Stephen Harper has 13 goals and 13 assists in his first 18 games and is one of only three Bulldogs with a plus rating. 

These two teams met just over a month ago, with the 67’s defeating Hamilton 5-1 at the Arena at TD Place. Check out the highlights below.

Where to Watch

Catch the 67’s live on Rogers TV Ottawa (Cable 22) or listen to tonight’s game on TSN 1200

Follow Ottawa 67’s on Twitter for all the latest info and in-game updates.

The 67’s return to TD Place on Friday, November 27 against the Sarnia Sting.

Tickets are available here, or by calling 613-232-6767, x1.

Youth hockey players in the Ottawa-Gatineau region can obtain free tickets to any 67’s regular-season home game through the 67’s Prospects program. Visit the 67’s Prospects website for details, or call 613-232-6767, x1.

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