By: Steve Irving – Ottawa67s.com Staff
Photo: Robert Lefebvre – Icelevel Photograghy
The 67’s continued to solidify their playoff position last week, taking 4 of 6 points with wins over Peterborough (3-2), Windsor Spitfires (8-4) and a rare 5-3 loss to Kingston last Sunday afternoonat TD Place. The 67’s have already surpassed 2013-2014 home win total with another 16 home games still to play. Their impressive 13-4-1-0 record at Lansdowne has helped the Ottawa take 4thplace in the Conference with 28 games left in the 2014-15 season. And remember, 4th and higher at the end of the regular season equals home ice advantage in the first round.
The 67’s will kick-off a 3 in 3 weekend at home against Owen Sound tonight before heading to Peterborough Saturday night and coming back to face the same Petes on Sunday afternoon at TD Place. There’s already a strong advance sale for that game so if you haven’t got your seats yet do so online now and get a parking pass for $8 while you’re at it.
Owen Sound Attack
Tonight will be Owen Sound’s only visit of the year to TD place. The Attack sit 6th in the Western Conference with a 17-12-2-1 record. Former 67 Erik Bradford is on their roster. The Attack are led in scoring by Edmonton 4th rounder Kyle Platzer who has 48 points in 38 games. They also have pair of 2nd round NHL draft picks in Colorado’s Chris Bigras and Detroit’s Zach Nastasiuk.
The 67’s new expanded, lower price food menu, introduced earlier this month, has been a big hit with fans. Get a tender roast beef sandwich at the game tonight for $5.00 and wash it down with pulled pork! And oh yeah, we have veggies and hummus now too. Wash them down with a $4.50 12-ounce beer.
Peterborough Petes x 2
The 67’s division rival is sitting 2 points back of Niagara right now for the final playoff spot in the East. The Petes made a big trade last week sending World Junior gold medalist Nick Ritchie and Connor Boland to the Soo for Kyle Jenkins and 4 draft picks. They also shipped-out Stephen Nosad and Anthony Stefano while picking up Nathan Pancel in other trades.
With the Farmers Market in the Aberdeen Pavilion and the Rideau Canal fully-open for skating, you’ve got good reason to come early on Sunday. Check-out what Lansdowne has to offer before the game and when it’s over, you can pick-up your dinner at Whole Foods before heading home.