GAME PREVIEW; Jan. 6/17 – SSM @ KIT
For the Greyhounds their three-game road trip opened a couple days ago with the most lop-sided loss the team has suffered this season.
A four goal second period by the Owen Sound Attack was the biggest difference in the game as the Hounds were handed a 6-1 setback. BORIS KATCHOUK’S 17th goal of the season was the lone marker to beat Michael McNiven, breaking his shutout bid in the final minute.
Tonight the Hounds return back into action with their first of four meetings this regular season against the Kitchener Rangers.
Following tonight the teams will have three game’s remaining in their season series, including a pair on Essar Centre ice.
• Fri. Feb 17 @ SSM
• Sun. Mar 5 @ KIT
• Fri. Mar 10 @ SSM
The teams split their meetings one season ago, each winning one game at home and on the road.
MILLER RETURNS TO THE AUD
Overage forward DAVID MILLER returns back to the Aud for the first time since being claimed by the Hounds back in September.
After originally being drafted by the Hounds, the Burlington ON product spent a year-and-a-half as a member of the Rangers in 2014/15 and 2015/16.
In 84 games as a member of the Ranger he had 22 goals and 29 assists for 51 points.
While the Greyhounds presently sit at the top of the OHL’s West Division, Kitchener finds themselves seven points out of a Western Conference home-ice playoff position in the Conference.
• GREYHOUNDS (27-9-2-0, 56 points); 1st in West Division, 1st in Western Conference
7-2-1-0 in their last 10 games; coming off a L 1-6 @ Owen Sound Thursday
• Rangers (22-12-1-1, 46 points); 4th in Midwest Division, 6th in Western Conference
6-4-0-0 in their last 10 games; have won back-to-back games (vs Guelph and Erie)
BLAKE SPEERS (CAN) and Jeremy Bracco (USA) duelled last night in the 2017 World Junior Hockey Championship championship game.
Team USA defeated Team Canada 5-4 in a shootout.
Speers finished the tournament with 1 goal and 2 assists (3 points) while garnering a silver medal, while Bracco had 3 goals and 2 assists (5 points) and the gold medal.
Both players are expected to be returned to their respective clubs although when they will suit back up in OHL action is unknown.
WHERE’S THE OFFENSE AT?
Bobby MacIntyre (18-37-55); 5 GWG
Morgan Frost (13-23-36); 15 PP Pts
Conor Timmins (6-28-34); +24
Adam Mascherin (25-35-61); 27 PP Pts; 156 SOG
Jeremy Bracco (17-34-51); 4 GWG
Joseph Garreffa (11-21-32); 11 PP Pts
Fan’s can catch all the action on both RADIO and TV.
The Rock 101 pre-game show with Gerry Liscumb Jr. begins starting at 7:00 PM. You can hear the action by tuning your FM dial to 101.3 or listen online HERE.
Additionally, ShawTV will carry the Rogers Kitchener broadcast starting at 7:30 PM.
For all the stats throughout the game check out the OHL boxscore HERE.