Photo: Robert Lefebvre – Icelevel Photography
The 67’s are coming off back-to-back wins at TD Place and now take their 2-game win streak on the road. They’ll head west to Georgian Bay cottage country for match-ups against the Barrie Colts on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and then the Owen Sound Attack on Sunday at 2 p.m.
Ottawa thwarted the defending Memorial Cup Champs, Oshawa Generals, last night 4-2 at home. Forward Artur Tyanulin notched two goals and goaltender Liam Herbst collected his first win of the season.
Herbst will get the night off in Barrie tonight, as GM/head coach Jeff Brown informed the media that Leo Lazarev will get the start against the Colts.
“I have belief in both of them,” Brown expressed. “So tomorrow (Saturday) Lazer’s going and I expect another great game from our goalie.”
Lazarev, affectionately known as “Lazer”, earned Ottawa’s first win of the 2015/16 season against the Hamilton Bulldogs last week. It seems that GM/Coach Brown will rotate the two netminders as long as they both perform to his expectations.
The Colts crashed Ottawa’s home opener party back on September 27, shutting out the 67’s 4-0. Barrie goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood stopped all 44 shots the Barber Poles sent his way.
Ottawa will be looking exact a little revenge on the Colts after that loss and 67’s forward Jeremiah Addison knows they have to be better.
“They embarrassed us in our home opener,” said Addison after last night’s game. “So now we need to go there, play the game we know we can, and dominate.”
Since playing the 67’s, Barrie’s blue line has received a boost. Ranking third in OHL scoring by defencemen in 2014/15, has returned from Calgary Flames training camp. The Swedish rearguard will bring entirely different look to the Colts back end.
You can watch tonight’s game at 7:30 p.m. on Rogers Sports+ channels 368 and 369 or listen online at TSN1200.ca.
Owen Sound Attack
This will be Ottawa’s first meeting with the Attack this season. Owen Sound is 3-1-1 through five games this year and looking to improve on their sixth place finish in the OHL’s Western Conference.
Owen Sound’s roster was decimated by departures in the off-season, as seven players have moved on from the OHL. To fill the void, the Attack’s 2015/16 lineup features five rookies: forwards Greg Smth, Matthew Struthers, and Nick Suzuki, and defencemen Sean Durzi and Markus Phillips.
Three of those freshmen (Suzuki, Struthers, Phillips) are headed to British Columbia alongside 67’s rookie Austen Keating to represent Canada at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge from October 30 to November 7.
You can watch Sunday’s game at 2 p.m. on Rogers TV Ottawa (local channel 22) or listen on TSN 1200.
The 67`s are back at TD Place on Wednesday, October 21 against the Mississauga Steelheads for a 7 p.m. face-off.
Tickets are available here, or by calling 613-232-6767, x1.
Minor hockey players in the Ottawa-Gatineau region can get free tickets to any 67’s regular-season home game through the 67’s Prospects program. Visit the 67s Prospects website for details, or call 613-232-6767, x1.