OHL Conference Final Previews

OHL Playoffs

The stage is set. The number one seed Ottawa 67’s will battle the number three seed Oshawa Generals for the Bobby Orr Trophy in the Ontario Hockey League’s Eastern Conference while the number two seed Saginaw Spirit host the number four seed Guelph Storm for the Wayne Gretzky Trophy in the Western Conference.

Before we look at how each team got to this point, here’s a look at my not so good playoff predictions to this point:

Predictions

The Guelph Storm made quick work of the Kitchener Rangers in the opening round and then fell behind 3-0 to the London Knights in round two before completing the reverse sweep. The Saginaw Spirit also made quick work of the Sarnia Sting before being taken to six games by the Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds. Sadly, I had both Saginaw and Guelph losing in the second round, both in 7 games.

Over in the Eastern Conference, the 67’s have yet to lose a game in these playoffs quickly taking care of business with sweeps over the Hamilton Bulldogs and the Sudbury Wolves. The Generals dispatched the Peterborough Petes in five games and after losing the first two games against the Niagara IceDogs and the leagues top offence, won 4 straight en route to the Conference Finals.

Let’s begin in the West.

Saginaw’s best chance of winning is to avoid getting into a run and gun game against the league’s second-best offence. The Storm just have too many weapons to beat you with in that type of game. If Saginaw can keep it close, then they have a chance of winning. And the head-to-head season series shows just that.

Guelph holds the advantage with the extra man, both in the regular season and the playoffs. But Saginaw’s penalty kill was superior in the regular season and has been nothing short of perfect in the playoffs to date, allowing just 2 goals in 38 shorthanded situations. Both teams are dominant at home and Saginaw has a slightly better road record. If this series comes down to specialty teams and home ice, the advantage belongs to Saginaw.

In the East, you would think the decided advantage goes to Ottawa. But most hockey pundits thought the same thing when Niagara was to face Oshawa. Kyle Keyser certainly has the ability to steal a game and a series, he did just that against Niagara and is on a record setting pace so far in these playoffs.

Much like Saginaw in the West, If Keyser and the Generals can keep it close, it is their best chance. The Generals won all the one-goal games between the two teams in the regular season – three of them in total. But when the 67’s dominated, they dominated, outscoring Oshawa 28-12 in the other five contests. I guess if you are looking for a bright light, Keyser was in the crease for two of those losses, losing both games 4-0.

Oshawa held a slight advantage on the powerplay in the regular season and while it’s been good in the playoffs clipping along at 27.7%, Ottawa’s has been out of this world at 35.9% (50% at home). Oshawa held a larger advantage on the PK in the regular season as well as the playoffs.

Here is a look at how the teams stacked up against each other, followed by my predictions:

Oshawa Generals vs Ottawa 67’s: Head To Head Stats
Summary
Description Result
Head to Head Oshawa 3-5-0-0 Ottawa 5-1-1-1
2017-2018 Oshawa 4-3-1-0 Ottawa 4-3-1-0
Last 5 Years Oshawa 15-20-1-2 Ottawa 23-9-4-2
Last 5 Years at Oshawa Oshawa 11-7-0-1 Ottawa 8-7-3-1
Last 5 Years at Ottawa Oshawa 4-13-1-1 Ottawa 15-2-1-1
Previous Meetings Ottawa 4 @ Oshawa 0
Oshawa 3 @ Ottawa 2
Oshawa 0 @ Ottawa 4
Ottawa 9 @ Oshawa 6
Oshawa 4 @ Ottawa 7
Ottawa 5 @ Oshawa 2
Oshawa 2 @ Ottawa 1 SO
Ottawa 3 @ Oshawa 4 OT
How the 2 teams match up
Ottawa Oshawa
Team Record 50-12-4-2-106 pts 44-20-4-0-92 pts
Division Ranking 1st East 2nd East
Conference Ranking 1st Eastern 3rd Eastern
League Ranking 1st 6th
Past 10 Games 6-3-1-0 7-2-1-0
Streak 3-0-1-0 3-0-0-0
Home Record 29-3-1-1 21-10-3-0
Away Record 21-9-3-1 23-10-1-0
GF 296 288
GA 183 216
PP (Overall) (60/259) 23.2% (71/290) 24.5%
PP (Home) (30/131) 22.9% (42/152) 27.6%
PP (Away) (30/128) 23.4% (29/138) 21.0%
PK (Overall) (62/276) 77.5% (49/270) 81.9%
PK (Home) (22/127) 82.7% (23/127) 81.9%
PK (Away) (40/149) 73.2% (26/143) 81.8%
PP vs. Opp. (9/29) 31% (6/36) 16.7%
PK vs. Opp. (6/36) 83.3% (9/29) 69%
Leading Rookie Rossi (29-36-65) Tullio (15-27-42)
Most PIM Clark – 98 Gross – 81
Team PIM/GM 13.1/Game 11.4/Game
Leading Scorers Felhaber (59-50-109) Saigeon (37-55-92)
Keating (22-67-89) Salinitri (48-40-88)
Maksimovich (35-46-81) Noel (34-47-81)
Chiodo (29-50-79) Neumann (45-34-79)
Chmelevski (35-40-75) McShane (34-35-69)
Leading After 1st 31-0-0-2 26-3-2-0
Leading After 2nd 40-0-2-2 32-1-0-0
Tied After 1st 17-3-2-0 12-3-0-0
Tied After 2nd 7-3-1-0 6-2-2-0
Trailing After 1st 2-9-2-0 6-14-2-0
Trailing After 2nd 3-9-1-0 6-17-2-0
Out Shooting Opponents 32-9-3-1 26-9-2-0
Out Shot by Opponents 13-2-1-1 17-9-2-0
1-Goal Games 12-5-4-2 14-4-4-0
2-Goal Games 10-1-0-0 5-5-0-0
3-Goal Games 13-3-0-0 11-7-0-0
Guelph Storm vs Saginaw Spirit: Head To Head Stats
Summary
Description Result
Head to Head Guelph 2-1-0-1 Saginaw 2-1-1-0
2017-2018 Guelph 3-1-0-0 Saginaw 1-2-1-0
Last 5 Years Guelph 12-7-0-1 Saginaw 8-9-2-1
Last 5 Years at Guelph Guelph 5-5-0-0 Saginaw 5-3-1-1
Last 5 Years at Saginaw Guelph 7-2-0-1 Saginaw 3-6-1-0
Previous Meetings Saginaw 5 @ Guelph 3
Saginaw 2 @ Guelph 8
Guelph 4 @ Saginaw 5 SO
Guelph 6 @ Saginaw 5 OT
How the 2 teams match up
Saginaw Guelph
Team Record 45-17-3-3-96 pts 40-18-6-4 — 90 points
Division Ranking 1st West 2nd Midwest
Conference Ranking 2nd Western 4th Western
League Ranking 3rd 8th
Past 10 Games 7-2-1-0 8-2-0-0
Streak 0-2-1-0 3-0-0-0
Home Record 24-7-2-1 23-9-1-1
Away Record 21-10-1-2 17-9-5-3
GF 294 308
GA 218 230
PP (Overall) (51/227) 22.5% (69/267) 25.8%
PP (Home) (24/107) 22.4% (37/146) 25.3%
PP (Away) (27/120) 22.5% (32/121) 26.4%
PK (Overall) (40/234) 82.9% (53/253) 79.1%
PK (Home) (20/118) 83.1% (28/126) 77.8%
PK (Away) (20/116) 82.8% (25/127) 80.3%
PP vs. Opp. (4/15) 26.7% (5/16) 31.3%
PK vs. Opp. (5/16) 68.8% (4/15) 73.3%
Leading Rookie Perfetti (37-37-74) Collins (6-10-16)
Most PIM Murray – 115 Ratcliffe – 105
Team PIM/GM 8.7/Game 9.9/Game
Leading Scorers Perfetti (37-37-74) Schnarr (34-68-102)
Tippett (33-41-74) Suzuki (34-60-94)
Wilde (19-51-70) Ratcliffe (50-32-82)
Coskey (31-32-63) Hawel (37-41-78)
McLeod (19-43-62) Entwistle (30-27-57)
Leading After 1st 31-3-1-0 24-3-3-0
Leading After 2nd 40-1-0-0 32-1-3-1
Tied After 1st 11-4-1-2 9-4-3-4
Tied After 2nd 4-3-2-2 4-0-1-2
Trailing After 1st 3-10-1-1 7-11-0-0
Trailing After 2nd 1-13-1-1 4-17-2-1
Out Shooting Opponents 27-8-3-2 28-8-2-2
Out Shot by Opponents 17-9-0-1 11-9-4-2
1-Goal Games 8-1-3-3 10-5-6-4
2-Goal Games 12-3-0-0 4-2-0-0
3-Goal Games 10-6-0-0 8-7-0-0

PREDICTIONS;

Saginaw in 7 games

Ottawa in 6 games

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2019 CIBC Canada Russia Series Hosts Announced

Canada Russia

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League in association with title partner CIBC, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League, and the Western Hockey League, today announced the six Canadian host cities for the 2019 CIBC Canada Russia Series to be played November 4-14.

The six-game series features CHL regional league teams comprised of Canadian National Junior Team candidates competing against the Russian National Junior Team as an integral part of the evaluation process for Team Canada prior to the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.

For the first time since 2013 the event will begin in the QMJHL, followed by two OHL matchups, and ending with a pair of contests hosted by the WHL.  The puck drops in New Brunswick with the Saint John Sea Dogs and the Moncton Wildcats hosting Game’s 1 and 2 respectively on Monday November 4 and Tuesday November 5.  When the series shifts to Ontario it will be the Kitchener Rangers hosting Game 3 on Thursday November 7 followed by the London Knights hosting Game 4 on Monday November 11.  The series will then wrap up in Saskatchewan with the Saskatoon Blades and the Prince Albert Raiders hosting Game’s 5 and 6 on Wednesday November 13 and Thursday November 14.

“The Canada and Russia rivalry is like no other in hockey and continues to ignite passion among the players competing on the ice and for the fans following along in CHL communities across the country,” said CHL President David Branch. “This is a showcase of our league’s best players and the stars who will proudly don the maple leaf at Christmas as members of Canada’s National Junior Team in pursuit of gold at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic.”

Since the event first began in 2003, CHL teams have played to an overall record of 63-25-2-6 and have won 12 of 16 total series despite coming up short last season in Russia’s first event win since 2014.  The competitiveness of the rivalry has grown in recent years with six of the last nine series decided in the final game including last season where Russia scored a late goal to force overtime and clinch the title in Drummondville.  20 members of Team Canada at the 2019 World Juniors previously competed in this event, while Russia’s bronze medal winning roster was largely derived from members of this team.

“No other hockey rivalry ignites passion amongst hockey fans as the one that pits Canada against Russia. Fans across the country will be on the edge of their seats cheering on the Canadian teams during the action,” said Stephen Forbes, Executive Vice President, Brand, Purpose and Marketing, CIBC. “Congratulations to the six host cities of the 2019 CIBC Canada Russia Series! We are looking forward to sharing in the excitement with our clients and employees in these communities, as we rally behind the team to reclaim the trophy.”

The first five cities on the tour will each be hosting this event for the third time while this marks just the second time for Prince Albert following 2008 when Team WHL earned a 2-1 victory to close out the series.  Russia has won both previous games played in Saint John including Game 2 back in 2008 by a 4-3 score, and Game 1 in 2010 by a 5-4 score.  Moncton hosted Game 2 back in 2005 with Team QMJHL skating to a 6-4 victory, then Game 6 in 2017 in likely the most dramatic finish in event history with Russia winning 2-1 in regulation followed by a Team QMJHL triumph in the first ever series deciding shootout.  Kitchener has hosted Game 3 twice before with Team OHL winning both times including 2005 by a 5-2 score and 2007 by a 5-3 score.  London hosted the very first game in event history back in 2003 where Team OHL claimed a 7-1 victory, then hosted Game 3 in 2010 where Team OHL earned a 4-0 shutout.  Saskatoon’s hosting history includes Game 5 in 2005 won 9-2 by Team WHL, and Game 1 of the 2014 series won 3-2 by Russia in a shootout.

The 2019 CIBC Canada Russia series is supported by CHL associate sponsors Kia Canada, Sherwin-Williams, Cooper Tires, and Kubota Canada.  All games will be broadcast nationally on Sportsnet and TVA Sports.

2019 CIBC Canada Russia Series Schedule:

Game 1 – Monday November 4 at Saint John, NB

Game 2 – Tuesday November 5 at Moncton, NB

Game 3 – Thursday November 7 at Kitchener, ON

Game 4 – Monday November 11 at London, ON

Game 5 – Wednesday November 13 at Saskatoon, SK

Game 6 – Thursday November 14 at Prince Albert, SK

For event information please visit http://chlcanadarussia.ca.

Wolves’ Quinton Byfield named OHL Rookie of the Year

OHL Announces First and Second All-Rookie Teams

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced that forward Quinton Byfield of the Sudbury Wolves is the 2018-19 recipient of the Emms Family Award presented to the OHL’s Rookie of the Year.

Byfield joined the league as the first overall pick in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection and finished third in rookie scoring with 61 points in 64 games including 29 goals and 32 assists helping the Wolves win more than 40 games for the first time since the 1994-95 season.

“It’s super humbling,” Byfield said. “There’s a lot of good rookies this year that could have won it. I think a lot of them deserved it as well. I couldn’t have done it by myself and owe a lot to my coaches who put trust in me, gave me every opportunity to succeed, and put me in every situation. And my teammates, our off-ice chemistry was unbelievable. We had a very special group, we’re super tight, and that helped us on the ice and really helped me too.

“My billet family, since day one, welcomed me into their family and they supported me along the way,” added Byfield. “To my Mom, Dad, Sister, Oma, they all believed in me, supported me, and sacrificed everything for me just so I could go play hockey. This is just really special for me and I’m really honoured.”

The Newmarket, Ont., native, and graduate from the OMHA champion York-Simcoe Express, scored in his Wolves debut on September 21, part of a two-point performance, the first of 16 multi-point games this season.  The 2020 NHL Draft prospect also represented Canada as an alternate captain at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in November.  He finished second overall in Wolves scoring and lit the lamp more than any other 16-year-old rookie to play for ‘the Pack’ in the last 20 years following Norm Milley’s 30 goals in 1996-97.

“For Quinton coming in, being the number one pick after really wanting to be first overall, he’s done everything for us since the start of the season,” said Wolves head coach Cory Stillman, who won OHL Rookie of the Year honours himself as a member of the Windsor Spitfires in 1990-91. “He’s an extremely talented player and is a treat to come to the rink and watch every night.

Byfield, Quinton (1)
Quinton Byfield of the Sudbury Wolves. Photo by OHL Images

“What makes Quinton special, to me, is how hard he plays in all areas of the game,” Stillman added. “He plays on the power play and on the penalty kill. He plays in the last minute if we’re up a goal or if we’re down a goal. I think the biggest thing with Quinton is that he’s only going to get better.”

Byfield is just the third Wolves player to win Rookie of the Year honours following Benoit Pouliot in 2004-05, and Pat Verbeek in 1981-82.  He is also the ninth player to win after also earning the Jack Ferguson Award as the league’s first overall pick following Jeff O’Neill (Guelph 1992-93), Patrick O’Sullivan (Mississauga 2001-02), Rob Schremp (Mississauga 2002-03), John Tavares (Oshawa 2005-06), Aaron Ekblad (Barrie 2011-12), Connor McDavid (Erie 2012-13), Travis Konecny (Ottawa 2013-14), and Ryan Merkley (Guelph 2016-17).  Andrei Svechnikov of the Barrie Colts was last season’s recipient.

The Emms Family Award was donated by Leighton “Hap” Emms, former owner of the Barrie, Niagara Falls, and St. Catharines OHL franchises.  The award is selected by all 20 member club General Managers.  Teams were asked to submit only one nominee from their own club for consideration on the ballot and were not permitted to vote for the player from their own hockey club.  Voting was conducted in two stages beginning with a Conference only vote followed by a Final ballot that included the top three candidates from the initial Conference phase.  Players received five points for a first vote, three points for a second place vote, and one point for a third place vote.

Byfield earned 61 points in a very close voting process just one point ahead of Cole Perfetti of the Saginaw Spirit who finished with 60 voting points.  Defenceman Jamie Drysdale of the Erie Otters finished in third place with 32 voting points.

All three players were also named to the OHL’s First All-Rookie Team with Byfield at centre, Perfetti at left wing, and Jacob Perreault of the Sarnia Sting at right wing.  Drysdale was voted on defence alongside NHL Draft prospect Vladislav Kolyachonok of the Flint Firebirds.  Jet Greaves of the Barrie Colts was voted in goal.  Second All-Rookie Team honours were awarded to forwards Marco Rossi of the Ottawa 67’s, Will Cuylle of the Windsor Spitfires, and Tyler Tullio of the Oshawa Generals.  Ryan O’Rourke of the Soo Greyhounds and Daniil Chayka of the Guelph Storm were voted on defence, and Zachary Roy of the Hamilton Bulldogs was chosen in goal.

The OHL All-Rookie Teams were also selected by the OHL’s General Managers.  Players were voted on initially by position within their conference receiving five points for a first place vote, three for a second place vote, and one for a third.  Top vote getters in each position made up the final ballot that was then circulated to all 20 teams.

The Emms Family Award will be formally presented to Byfield at the OHL’s annual Awards Ceremony at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on Wednesday June 5.  He will be the OHL’s nominee for CHL Rookie of the Year to be announced at the Memorial Cup presented by Kia on Saturday May 25.

2018-19 OHL All-Rookie Teams (voting points in brackets):
First Team:
Centre – Quinton Byfield, Sudbury Wolves (87)
Left Wing – Cole Perfetti, Saginaw Spirit (91)
Right Wing – Jacob Perreault, Sarnia Sting (89)
Defence – Jamie Drysdale, Erie Otters (95)
Defence – Vladislav Kolyachonok, Flint Firebirds (69)
Goaltender – Jet Greaves, Barrie Colts (58)
Second Team:
Centre – Marco Rossi, Ottawa 67’s (52)
Left Wing – Will Cuylle, Windsor Spitfires (52)
Right Wing – Tyler Tullio, Oshawa Generals (35)
Defence – Ryan O’Rourke, Soo Greyhounds (53)
Defence – Daniil Chayka, Guelph Storm (38)
Goaltender – Zachary Roy, Hamilton Bulldogs (39)

128 OHL Prospects Named to 2019 OHL Gold Cup Rosters

Toronto, ON – 128 players selected in last Saturday’s OHL Priority Selection have been named to 2019 OHL Gold Cup rosters where they’ll represent their respective minor hockey associations from May 2-5 at the Activa Sportsplex in Kitchener, Ont.

OHL Gold Cup 2019

For the second straight year the Ottawa 67’s feature the most prospects in the annual showcase with 11 followed by the Kingston Frontenacs with 10 and the North Bay Battalion with nine.


The OHL Gold Cup is an annual showcase event featuring top under-16 talent in Ontario. As part of the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence, select players from the OHL Gold Cup will be invited to attend the National Under-17 Selection Camp, where they will have a chance to compete with other top talent from across Canada, to earn a spot at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.


“The Ontario Hockey League is proud of our partnership with the Ontario Hockey Federation and Hockey Canada that extends to great events like the OHL Gold Cup which provides players with another unique development opportunity,” said Joe Birch, OHL Senior Director of Player Development and Special Events. “Some of the very best players from across Ontario, including future OHL stars and members of Canada’s National Under-17 Teams, will be showcasing their abilities in May. It will be exciting to see how the action unfolds and which players are able to seize the moment.”


OHL Gold Cup players will receive development opportunities and training directly from Hockey Canada instructors. Throughout the week players will participate in three off-ice education sessions, dedicated position-specific practices, and a full-team game-day skate.


In addition to development opportunities, players will compete in three pool games and one crossover game on the final day, with the OHL Gold Cup champion being named from the winner of the A1 versus B1 crossover game – all games are open to the public.


HIGHLIGHTS OF 2019 OHL GOLD CUP ROSTERS INCLUDE:

• All 21 players selected in the first round of the 2019 OHL Priority Selection presented by Real Canadian Superstore have been named to rosters.
• 128 of the 160 OHL Gold Cup players were picked in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection presented by Real Canadian Superstore.
• Top minor hockey teams represented on rosters: Thunder Bay Kings (16), Sudbury Minor Midget Wolves (13), Toronto Marlboros (9) and Toronto Red Wings (9).
• From the 2018 event, 32 OHL Gold Cup alumni were selected to play for Hockey Canada at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.


OHL Prospects on 2019 OHL Gold Cup Rosters:


Barrie Colts (7):

Brandt Clarke (GTHL Red)*
Ryan Del Monte (GTHL Red)
Jacob Frasca (GTHL Blue)
Kai Graves (ALLIANCE)
Blake Hall (OMHA White)
Mark MacPhee (HEO)
Oliver Smith (GTHL Blue)


Erie Otters (4):

Forbes Andersen (GTHL Blue)
Ryan Forberg (GTHL Red)
Christian Kyrou (ALLIANCE)
Connor Lockhart (HEO)*


Flint Firebirds (5):

Tyler Dunbar (NOHA)
Zacharie Giroux (NOHA)
Braeden Kressler (GTHL Blue)
Brennan Othmann (GTHL Blue)*
Matthew Roy (OMHA Black)


Guelph Storm (4):

Braeden Bowman (ALLIANCE)
Jacob Maillet (OMHA White)
Marko Sikic (ALLIANCE)
Danny Zhilkin (GTHL Blue)*


Hamilton Bulldogs (8):

Matteo Drobac (OMHA White)
Ray Hamlin (ALLIANCE)
Kaleb Nelson (OMHA Black)
Dylan Richardson (OMHA Black)
Chandler Romeo (GTHL Red)
Lawson Sherk (OMHA White)
Owen Simpson (GTHL Blue)
Ryan Winterton (OMHA Black)*


Kingston Frontenacs (10):

Francesco Arcuri (GTHL Blue)
Maddox Callens (ALLIANCE)
Jake Coleman (HEO)
Cayden Faust (ALLIANCE)
Braden Haché (OMHA Black)
Barret Joynt (OMHA White)
Wil Murphy (OMHA White)
Cameron Walker (NOHA)
Owen Watson (HEO)
Shane Wright (GTHL Red)*


Kitchener Rangers (5):

Jesse Fishman (GTHL Red)
Mitchell Martin (NOHA)
Mark McIntosh (OMHA Black)
Francesco Pinelli (GTHL Blue)*
Justin Wu (GTHL Blue)


London Knights (7):

Ty Anselmini (OMHA Black)
Alex Atwill (HNO)
Connor Federkow (OMHA White)
Matteo Giampa (OMHA White)
Logan Mailloux (GTHL Blue)
Max McCue (NOHA)
Stuart Rolofs (HEO)*


Mississauga Steelheads (7):

Luca Del Bel Belluz (GTHL Red)
Ethan Del Mastro (GTHL Blue)*
Justin DiLauro (OMHA Black)
Sean Mateer (OMHA Black)
Adam O’Marra (OMHA Black)
Josh Reid (HEO)
Chas Sharpe (OMHA White)


Niagara IceDogs (6):

Bradley Brunet (NOHA)
Landon Cato (GTHL Blue)
Isaac Enright (HEO)*
Ethan Mistry (GTHL Red)
Stephen Pszeniczny (NOHA)
Josh Rosenzweig (GTHL Red)


North Bay Battalion (9):

Liam Arnsby (GTHL Red)*
Alex Christopoulos (GTHL Red)
Paul Christopoulos (GTHL Red)
Justin Ertel (GTHL Blue)
Ty Hollett (HEO)
Steven LaForme (ALLIANCE)
Devon Savignac (NOHA)
Aidan Shepard (GTHL Blue)
Joshua Ziliotto (OMHA White)


Oshawa Generals (4):

Brett Harrison (ALLIANCE)*
Patrick Leaver (HEO)
Daniel Michaud (OMHA White)
Cooper Way (ALLIANCE)


Ottawa 67’s (11):

Jack Beck (GTHL Red)
Eric Bonsteel (GTHL Red)
Gabriel Crete (HEO)
Max Donoso (ALLIANCE)
Ranvir Gill (HEO)
Parker Hendsbee (OMHA White)
Tommy Johnston (OMHA Black)
Jack Matier (NOHA)*
Giovanni Morneau (HEO)
Easton Ryan (HEO)
Brenden Sirizzotti (OMHA Black)


Owen Sound Attack (8):

Ethan Burroughs (OMHA White)
Douglas Carr (OMHA Black)
Deni Goure (ALLIANCE)*
Brayden Hislop (ALLIANCE)
Kaleb Lawrence (HEO)
Ethan Lindsay (OMHA Black)
Sam Sedley (ALLIANCE)
Nicholas Von Kaufmann (GTHL Red)


Peterborough Petes (8):

J.R. Avon (OMHA White)*
Ryan Cutler (OMHA Black)
Josh Kavanagh (NOHA)
Mason McTavish (HEO)*
Nicholas Paone (OMHA White)
Cole Patey (OMHA White)
Tucker Robertson (GTHL Blue)
Michael Simpson (ALLIANCE)


Saginaw Spirit (4):

Josh Bloom (GTHL Red)
Carter Garvie (OMHA White)
Cole Hipkin (ALLIANCE)
Connor Punnett (OMHA White)*


Sarnia Sting (6):

Nicholas Beneteau (ALLIANCE)
Nolan Dann (GTHL Blue)
Ben Gaudreau (NOHA)*
Chris Innes (NOHA)
Deven Nagra (GTHL Red)
Justin O’Donnell (GTHL Red)


Soo Greyhounds (4):

Marc Boudreau (GTHL Red)
Hunter Brown (HEO)
Luc Brzustowski (ALLIANCE)
Jacob Holmes (OMHA Black)*


Sudbury Wolves (8):

Andre Anania (GTHL Blue)
Ryan Burke (ALLIANCE)
Ryan Gillespie (GTHL Blue)
Ethan Larmand (OMHA White)
Landon McCallum (ALLIANCE)*
Alex Pineau (HNO)
Josh Simpson (OMHA Black)
Chase Stillman (NOHA)


Windsor Spitfires (3):

James Jodoin (OMHA Black)
Wyatt Johnston (GTHL Red)*
Pasquale Zito (GTHL Blue)


*first round pick


For more information including full rosters and schedule please visit ohlgoldcup.com.

OHL Announces Disciplinary Action

Game of Friday, April 13th, 2109 – Sault Ste. Marie at Saginaw

The Ontario Hockey League today announced the results of a review of an incident which took place in a playoff game played in Saginaw on the 13th of April, 2019, involving the Spirit and the visiting Soo Greyhounds Hockey Club.

The incident reviewed was an inappropriate gesture made by player Jaden Peca of the Soo Greyhounds Hockey Club.

Based on a review of the incident, it is the position of the League that player Jaden Peca shall be suspended for two (2) games effective immediately.

OHL Appoints Kyle Pereira Director of Player Recruitment

Press Release

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the appointment of Kyle Pereira as its Director of Player Recruitment.

A 28-year-old from Brampton, Ont, Pereira will be responsible for developing and implementing league recruitment strategy and activities, and liaising with Minor Midget teams across Ontario and parts of the United States.  He will work closely with Minor Midget players and families to provide them with information and education regarding the opportunities the OHL provides. Pereira will also help further the development of the OHL Alumni Association, engage with and grow its membership, and coordinate annual events.

“The OHL provided me with an opportunity to not only develop as a hockey player, but also as a student athlete upon graduation from the league,” Pereira said. “I was very fortunate to have leveraged the OHL Scholarship Program to complete both my undergraduate and graduate degrees while still progressing my hockey career at the U Sports level.

“The OHL was certainly a springboard both athletically and educationally. It prepared me exceptionally well to make the transition into my career and I am thrilled for the opportunity to return to the OHL and work with the next generation of players and families.”

Originally a sixth round pick in the 2007 OHL Priority Selection, Pereira spent four seasons in the league including three as a member of his hometown Battalion from 2008-11 before completing his OHL experience as a member of the Guelph Storm in 2012.  That final season he not only served as alternate captain, but won the club’s Leadership Award and was the Community Hero & Humanitarian of the Year recipient.  He was also recognized at the league level as the 2012 Roger Neilson Memorial Award winner presented to the top post-secondary student in the OHL.  Pereira continued his hockey career at Saint Mary’s University where he played four seasons for the Huskies through 2015-16.  His tenure included AUS All-Rookie Team honours in 2012-13 followed by the prestigious Academic All-Canadian distinction his final season.  Pereira received a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2015 then completed his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in 2017. 

“We are excited to welcome Kyle back to the OHL as the newly appointed Director of Player Recruitment,” said Joe Birch, OHL Senior Director of Player Development and Special Events. “Kyle will be an excellent resource for prospective OHL players and families and will undoubtedly excel in this role given his communication skills and passion for the game. Kyle will have the ability to draw upon his own experience as an OHL and U Sports student athlete to assist players through their Minor Midget season.”

Pereira joins the league after working most recently as an Account Manager with The Delivery Group where his experience was profiled in the CHL Leaders segment on Junior Hockey Magazine.

The position was previously held by Daniel Broussard for parts of three seasons before departing in the spring to pursue new business opportunities outside of hockey.

OHL Announces Disciplinary Action

Game of Thursday, April 11, 2019 – Niagara at Oshawa

The Ontario Hockey League today announced the results of a review of incident which took place in a playoff game played in Oshawa on the 11th of April, 2019, involving the Generals and the visiting Niagara IceDogs Hockey Club.

The incident reviewed was a game misconduct for cross checking assessed to player Jason Robertson of the Niagara IceDogs Hockey Club.

Based on a review of the incident, it is the position of the League that player Jason Robertson shall be suspended for one (1) game effective immediately.

Frontenacs announce Shane Wright as First Overall Pick in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection

2019 OHL Priority Selection presented by Real Canadian Superstore takes place on Saturday April 6, 2019, at 9:00 am at www.ontariohockeyleague.com


Press Release
Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League in association with the Kingston Frontenacs Hockey Club today announced that 15-year-old forward Shane Wright of the Greater Toronto Hockey League’s Don Mills Flyers will be the first overall pick in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection presented by Real Canadian Superstore.

The announcement was made at a press conference this morning inside Council Chambers at historic Kingston City Hall, a fitting location for an announcement of this magnitude, in Canada’s first capital and the birthplace of hockey.  Joining Kingston Frontenacs management for the announcement was Shane’s parents Simon and Tanya Wright, Kingston Mayor Bryan Patterson, and members of Kingston City Council.

Born January 5, 2004, Wright was granted ‘Exceptional Player Status’ by Hockey Canada to be eligible for the 2019 OHL Priority Selection which features 2003-born talents.  He is just the fifth OHL player to receive the distinction following John Tavares (Toronto Marlboros/Oshawa Generals in 2005), defenceman Aaron Ekblad (Sun County Panthers/Barrie Colts in 2011), forward Connor McDavid (Toronto Marlboros/Erie Otters in 2012), and defenceman Sean Day (Detroit Compuware/Mississauga Steelheads in 2013).  Tavares, Ekblad, and McDavid were all chosen first overall in their respective seasons and were later first overall picks in the NHL Draft.

“There is a reason Shane was granted exceptional player status,” said Kingston Frontenacs General Manager Darren Keily. “It starts well before he plays the game; Shane is an exceptional person, with exceptional character, from an exceptional family. His hockey is part-in-part with that, and he will be a great asset to our club. That’s what separates him from others.”

Wright was named the GTHL Minor Midget Player of the Year after producing a league leading 150 points in 72 games including 66 goals and 84 assists.  He led a Flyers team that went undefeated in regulation play capturing a league title and OHL Cup powered by Under Armour championship.  He earned MVP honours on minor midget’s greatest stage with 18 points in seven OHL Cup contests including an assist on the overtime winner in a dramatic 6-5 victory against the Toronto Red Wings to finish just one point shy of McDavid’s 2012 record.  The 6-foot, 179-pound centreman led the showcase with a plus-16 rating, was 66.4 percent in the faceoff circle, and finished with the event’s fourth highest total of 29 shots on goal.  Wright also represented Ontario at the 2019 Canada Winter Games serving as team captain and earning a silver medal.

“Shane is one of the most gifted and talented players to come along in a number of years,” said OHL Director of Central Scouting, Darrell Woodley. “He has a combination of skill, speed, hockey sense and determination that really separates him from his peers. He is an explosive and powerful skater that can reach top speed quickly and can change gears in mid-flight to catch defenders flat footed. Shane’s skill and offensive instincts are second to none possessing vision and creativity with the puck that is truly fun to watch.”

Wright is the 2019 recipient of the Jack Ferguson Award presented annually to the player selected first overall in the OHL Priority Selection. The “Fergie” recognizes the dedication and contributions made by Jack Ferguson during his 25 year association with the OHL, first as a scout with the Ottawa 67’s and followed by his appointment as head of the OHL’s Central Scouting Bureau in 1981 as its Director of Central Scouting.  Wright is the first member of the Frontenacs to receive the award but is the third player in Kingston’s all-time franchise history with the first overall distinction following Drake Berehowsky chosen number one by the Kingston Raiders in 1988, and Bryan Fogarty of the Kingston Canadians in 1985.

WATCH: #OHLDraft Prospect Profile – Shane Wright, Don Mills Flyers

Wright and his family will be the featured guests on a special edition of the Frontenacs This Week podcast. The podcast will be available this afternoon on the Kingston Frontenacs website www.kingstonfrontenacs.com.

He will also be a feature guest on the live 2019 OHL Priority Selection Draft Show presented by Real Canadian Superstore beginning at 9:00 am on Saturday April 6, 2019.  The draft show along with live results feed will be available at www.ontariohockeyleague.com.  For the twelfth straight year, media and fans can watch the first three rounds live online with host Terry Doyle who will be joined on set by Darrell Woodley and Tim Cherry of OHL Central Scouting to provide analysis, interviews, and video footage of the next wave of OHL stars.

Former winners of the Jack Ferguson Award Include:
1981 Dan Quinn, Belleville Bulls
1982 Kirk Muller, Guelph Platers
1983 Trevor Stienburg, Guelph Platers
1984 Dave Moylan, Sudbury Wolves
1985 Bryan Fogarty, Kingston Canadians
1986 Troy Mallette, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
1987 John Uniac, Sudbury Wolves
1988 Drake Berehowsky, Kingston Raiders
1989 Eric Lindros, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
1990 Pat Peake, Detroit Ambassadors
1991 Todd Harvey, Detroit Ambassadors
1992 Jeff O’Neill, Guelph Storm
1993 Alyn McCauley, Ottawa 67’s
1994 Jeff Brown, Sarnia Sting
1995 Daniel Tkaczuk, Barrie Colts
1996 Rico Fata, London Knights
1997 Charlie Stephens, Toronto St. Michael’s Majors
1998 Jay Harrison, Brampton Battalion
1999 Jason Spezza, Mississauga IceDogs
2000 Patrick Jarrett, Mississauga IceDogs
2001 Patrick O’Sullivan,Mississauga IceDogs
2002 Robbie Schremp, Mississauga IceDogs
2003 Patrick McNeill, Saginaw Spirit
2004 John Hughes, Belleville Bulls
2005 John Tavares, Oshawa Generals
2006 Steven Stamkos, Sarnia Sting
2007 Ryan O’Reilly, Erie Otters
2008 John McFarland, Sudbury Wolves
2009 Daniel Catenacci, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
2010 Alex Galchenyuk, Sarnia Sting
2011 Aaron Ekblad, Barrie Colts
2012 Connor McDavid, Erie Otters
2013 Travis Konecny, Ottawa 67’s
2014 Jakob Chychrun, Sarnia Sting
2015 David Levin, Sudbury Wolves
2016 Ryan Merkley, Guelph Storm
2017 Ryan Suzuki, Barrie Colts
2018 Quinton Byfield, Sudbury Wolves
2019 Shane Wright, Kingston Frontenacs

2019 OHL Playoffs: Second Round Schedule

2019 Playoff Bracket

Toronto, ON – The first round of the 2019 Ontario Hockey League Playoffs wrapped up Saturday with the Oshawa Generals becoming the eighth and final team to advance to the Conference Semi-Finals.

With their victory, all four second round matchups have been confirmed and for the third straight season they include the top four seeds on both sides.

In the Eastern Conference, the OHL’s Regular Season and East Division champion Ottawa 67’s advanced with a 4-0 series win over the Hamilton Bulldogs and will face the fourth place Sudbury Wolves who also advanced with a 4-0 series win defeating the Mississauga Steelheads.  The other Eastern Conference Semi-Final features the Central Division champion Niagara IceDogs who advanced following a 4-1 series win over the North Bay Battalion up against the third place Generals who eliminated the Peterborough Petes in five games.

 

In the Western Conference, the first place and Midwest Division champion London Knights advanced with a 4-0 series win over the Windsor Spitfires and will meet division rivals the Guelph Storm who also advanced by way of a 4-0 series victory against the Kitchener Rangers.  The other Western Conference Semi-Final features two West Division rivals including the banner raising Saginaw Spirit and the defending conference champion Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.  The Spirit advanced with a 4-0 series win against the Sarnia Sting, while the Greyhounds eliminated the Owen Sound Attack in five games.

The puck drops on second round action beginning Friday night, April 5th.

2019 #OHLPLAYOFFS BRACKETS


2019 OHL EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFF SCHEDULE:


Series E: Ottawa 67’s (1) vs. Sudbury Wolves (4):

Game 1, Fri., April 5, Sudbury at Ottawa 7:00 p.m.
Game 2, Sun., April 7, Sudbury at Ottawa 2:00 p.m.
Game 3, Tues., April 9, Ottawa at Sudbury 7:05 p.m.
Game 4, Thurs., April 11, Ottawa at Sudbury 7:05 p.m.
Game 5, Sat., Apr 13 Sudbury at Ottawa 7:00 p.m.*
Game 6, Mon., Apr 15, Ottawa at Sudbury 7:05 p.m.*
Game 7, Tues., April 16, Sudbury at Ottawa 7:00 p.m.*
#OTTvsSBY


Series F: Niagara IceDogs (2) vs. Oshawa Generals (3):

Game 1, Fri., April 5, Oshawa at Niagara 7:00 p.m.
Game 2, Sun., April 7, Oshawa at Niagara 2:00 p.m.
Game 3, Tue., April 9, Niagara at Oshawa 7:05 p.m.
Game 4, Thurs., April 11, Niagara at Oshawa 7:05 p.m.
Game 5, Sat., April 13, Oshawa at Niagara 7:00 p.m.*
Game 6, Mon., April 15, Niagara at Oshawa 7:05 p.m.*
Game 7, Tues., April 16, Oshawa at Niagara 7:00 p.m.*
#NIAGvsOSH

*if necessary

2019 OHL WESTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFF SCHEDULE:


Series E: London Knights (1) vs. Guelph Storm (4):

Game 1, Fri., April 5, Guelph at London 7:30 p.m.
Game 2, Sun., April 7, Guelph at London 2:00 p.m.
Game 3, Mon., April 8, London at Guelph 7:00 p.m.
Game 4, Wed., Apr 10, London at Guelph 7:00 p.m.
Game 5, Fri., April 12, Guelph at London 7:30 p.m.*
Game 6, Sat., April 13, London at Guelph 7:00 p.m.*
Game 7, Tues., April 16, Guelph at London 7:00 p.m.*
#LDNvsGUE


Series F: Saginaw Spirit (2) vs. Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (3):

Game 1, Fri., April 5, Sault Ste. Marie at Saginaw 7:05 p.m.
Game 2, Sun., April 7, Sault Ste. Marie at Saginaw 5:30 p.m.
Game 3, Tues., April 9, Saginaw at Sault Ste. Marie 7:07 p.m.
Game 4, Thurs., April 11, Saginaw at Sault Ste. Marie 7:07 p.m.
Game 5, Fri., April 12, Sault Ste. Marie at Saginaw 7:05 p.m.*
Game 6, Sun., April 14, Saginaw at Sault Ste. Marie 7:07 p.m.*
Game 7, Tues., April 16, Sault Ste. Marie at Saginaw 7:05 p.m.*
#SAGvsSSM
*if necessary

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OHL fans will continue to enjoy the enhanced OHL Live platform launched in the 2014-15 season. The enhanced OHL Live platform gives viewers the opportunity to watch up to four games at once with picture-in-picture and quad-view options along with the ability to choose between the home or away audio feed. OHL Live is also available for the iPhone, iPad, Android Smartphone, and Android Tablet through the OHL Live app.

OHL Playoff Preview: Conference Semi-Finals

2019 Playoff Bracket

Dare I say it?

I don’t think the first round of the Ontario Hockey League was that difficult to predict when it came down to picking the teams that would advance to the Conference Finals. But could anyone have predicted just how dominant a round it was by the favorites?

Five of the eight series went the minimum four games. The minimum number of games for the first round was thirty-two. And it took just thirty-five to complete the round. It was the most dominating first round the league has seen in decades.

That said, the Conference Semi-Finals should have more competition as the field is down to the eight best teams from the regular season.

Below is a series by series breakdown of how the teams fared against each other through the 2018-2019 regular season followed by my predictions. Before we get to that, here’s a look at how my predictions went in the first round:

Series Result Prediction
1 London vs Windsor London wins 4-0 London in 5
2 Saginaw vs Sarnia Saginaw wins 4-0 Saginaw in 6
3 Sault Ste Marie vs Owen Sound Sault wins 4-1 Sault St Marie in 5
4 Guelph vs Kitchener Guelph wins 4-0 Guelph in 6
Series Result Prediction
1 Ottawa vs Hamilton Ottawa wins 4-0 Ottawa in 5
2 Niagara vs North Bay Niagara wins 4-1 Niagara in 5
3 Oshawa vs Peterborough Oshawa leads 3-1 Oshawa in 5
4 Sudbury vs Mississauga Sudbury wins 4-0 Sudbury in 6
WESTERN CONFERENCE
London Knights vs Guelph Storm: Head To Head Stats
Summary
Description Result
Head to Head London 2-3-1-0 Guelph 4-1-0-1
2017-2018 London 4-2-0-0 Guelph 2-3-1-0
Last 5 Years London 21-8-1-0 Guelph 9-18-2-1
Last 5 Years record @ London London 12-3-0-0 Guelph 3-11-1-0
Last 5 Years record @ Guelph London 9-5-1-0 Guelph 6-7-1-1
Previous Meetings This Season London 1 @ Guelph 5
Guelph 7 @ London 3
Guelph 1 @ London 6
Guelph 7 @ London 5
London 2 @ Guelph 1 SO
London 2 @ Guelph 3 OT
How the 2 teams match up
Guelph London
Team Record 40-18-6-4 — 90 PTS 46-15-6-1 — 99 PTS
Division Ranking 2nd Midwest 1st Midwest
Conference Ranking 4th Western 1st Western
League Ranking 8th 2nd
Past 10 Games 8-2-0-0 6-4-0-0
Home Record 23-9-1-1 27-5-2-0
Away Record 17-9-5-3 19-10-4-1
GF 308 299
GA 230 211
PP (Overall) (69/267) 25.8% (59/256) 23.0%
PP (Home) (37/146) 25.3% (33/133) 24.8%
PP (Away) (32/121) 26.4% (26/123) 21.1%
PK (Overall) (53/253) 79.1% (41/289) 85.8%
PK (Home) (28/126) 77.8% (19/142) 86.6%
PK (Away) (25/127) 80.3% (22/147) 85.0%
PP vs. Opp. (7/28) 25% (3/26) 11.5%
PK vs. Opp. (3/26) 88.5% (7/28) 75%
Leading Rookie Collins (6-10-16) Stranges (13-21-34)
Most PIM Ratcliffe – 105 Keane – 103
Team PIM/GM 9.9/Game 12.8/Game
Leading Scorers Schnarr (34-68-102) Hancock (52-55-107)
Suzuki (34-60-94) McMichael (36-36-72)
Ratcliffe (50-32-82) Foudy (36-32-68)
Hawel (37-41-78) Boqvist (20-40-60)
Entwistle (30-27-57) Dunkley (23-30-53)
Leading After 1st 24-3-3-0 28-2-0-0
Leading After 2nd 32-1-3-1 35-1-1-0
Tied After 1st 9-4-3-4 12-3-3-1
Tied After 2nd 4-0-1-2 8-1-1-1
Trailing After 1st 7-11-0-0 6-10-3-0
Trailing After 2nd 4-17-2-1 3-13-4-0
Out Shooting Opponents 28-8-2-2 33-11-4-0
Out Shot by Opponents 11-9-4-2 12-4-2-1
1-Goal Games 10-5-6-4 9-2-6-1
2-Goal Games 4-2-0-0 12-5-0-0
3-Goal Games 8-7-0-0 13-4-0-0
Saginaw Spirit vs Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds: Head To Head Stats
Summary
Description Result
Head to Head Record Saginaw 4-3-1-0 Sault Ste. Marie 4-4-0-0
2017-2018 Saginaw 1-6-1-0 Sault Ste. Marie 7-0-0-1
Last 5 Years Saginaw 16-22-2-0 Sault Ste. Marie 24-13-1-2
Last 5 Years @ Saginaw Saginaw 8-11-1-0 Sault Ste. Marie 12-6-1-1
Last 5 Years @ Sault Saginaw 8-11-1-0 Sault Ste. Marie 12-7-0-1
Previous Meetings This Season Saginaw 2 @ Sault Ste. Marie 5
Sault Ste. Marie 2 @ Saginaw 1 OT
Saginaw 5 @ Sault Ste. Marie 3
Saginaw 4 @ Sault Ste. Marie 2
Sault Ste. Marie 7 @ Saginaw 4
Sault Ste. Marie 3 @ Saginaw 5
Saginaw 3 @ Sault Ste. Marie 6
Sault Ste. Marie 2 @ Saginaw 5
How the 2 teams match up
Sault Ste. Marie Saginaw
Team Record 44-16-7-1 — 96 PTS 45-17-3-3 — 96 PTS
Division Ranking 2nd West 1st West
Conference Ranking 3rd Western 2nd Western
League Ranking 5th 3rd
Past 10 Games 6-3-1-0 7-2-1-0
Home Record 24-6-3-1 24-7-2-1
Away Record 20-10-4-0 21-10-1-2
GF 292 294
GA 224 218
PP (Overall) (59/265) 22.3% (51/227) 22.5%
PP (Home) (33/144) 22.9% (24/107) 22.4%
PP (Away) (26/121) 21.5% (27/120) 22.5%
PK (Overall) (51/287) 82.2% (40/234) 82.9%
PK (Home) (22/137) 83.9% (20/118) 83.1%
PK (Away) (29/150) 80.7% (20/116) 82.8%
PP vs. Opp. (4/28) 14.3% (7/26) 26.9%
PK vs. Opp. (7/26) 73.1% (4/28) 85.7%
Leading Rookie Kartye (4-20-24) Perfetti (37-37-74)
Most PIM Sambrook – 83 Murray – 115
Team PIM/GM 11.2/Game 8.7/Game
Leading Scorers Frost (37-72-109) Perfetti (37-37-74)
Howdeshell (46-31-77) Tippett (33-41-74)
Hollowell (24-53-77) Wilde (19-51-70)
Hayton (26-40-66) Coskey (31-32-63)
MacKay (27-34-61) McLeod (19-43-62)
Leading After 1st 25-0-2-0 31-3-1-0
Leading After 2nd 36-0-3-0 40-1-0-0
Tied After 1st 10-4-2-0 11-4-1-2
Tied After 2nd 6-7-2-1 4-3-2-2
Trailing After 1st 9-12-3-1 3-10-1-1
Trailing After 2nd 2-9-2-0 1-13-1-1
Out Shooting Opponents 26-8-3-1 27-8-3-2
Out Shot by Opponents 16-8-4-0 17-9-0-1
1-Goal Games 15-3-7-1 8-1-3-3
2-Goal Games 5-8-0-0 12-3-0-0
3-Goal Games 15-2-0-0 10-6-0-0
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Ottawa 67’s vs Sudbury Wolves: Head To Head Stats
Summary
Description Result
Head to Head Record Ottawa 1-0-1-0 Sudbury 1-0-1-0
2017-2018 Ottawa 0-1-0-1 Sudbury 2-0-0-0
Last 5 Years Ottawa 6-2-1-1 Sudbury 4-5-1-0
Last 5 Years record @ Ottawa Ottawa 3-1-0-1 Sudbury 2-2-1-0
Last 5 Years record @ Sudbury Ottawa 3-1-1-0 Sudbury 2-3-0-0
Previous Meetings This Season Ottawa 2 @ Sudbury 3 OT
Sudbury 3 @ Ottawa 4 OT
How the 2 teams match up
Sudbury Ottawa
Team Record 43-20-3-2 — 91 PTS 50-12-4-2 — 106 PTS
Division Ranking 2nd Central 1st East
Conference Ranking 4th Eastern 1st Eastern
League Ranking 7th 1st
Past 10 Games 7-3-0-0 6-3-1-0
Streak 0-1-0-0 3-0-1-0
Home Record 27-6-1-0 29-3-1-1
Away Record 16-14-2-2 21-9-3-1
GF 254 296
GA 206 183
PP (Overall) (38/280) 13.6% (60/259) 23.2%
PP (Home) (16/147) 10.9% (30/131) 22.9%
PP (Away) (22/133) 16.5% (30/128) 23.4%
PK (Overall) (51/305) 83.3% (62/276) 77.5%
PK (Home) (23/162) 85.8% (22/127) 82.7%
PK (Away) (28/143) 80.4% (40/149) 73.2%
PP vs. Opp. (0/3) 0% (2/10) 20%
PK vs. Opp. (2/10) 80% (0/3) 100%
Leading Rookie Byfield (29-32-61) Rossi (29-36-65)
Most PIM Pilon – 121 Clark – 98
Team PIM/GM 13.7/Game 13.1/Game
Leading Scorers Ruzicka (35-43-78) Felhaber (59-50-109)
Byfield (29-32-61) Keating (22-67-89)
Bulitka (19-35-54) Maksimovich (35-46-81)
Murray (30-20-50) Chiodo (29-50-79)
Carson (17-29-46) Chmelevski (35-40-75)
Leading After 1st 21-3-1-0 31-0-0-2
Leading After 2nd 31-0-1-0 40-0-2-2
Tied After 1st 14-6-2-0 17-3-2-0
Tied After 2nd 7-1-1-0 7-3-1-0
Trailing After 1st 8-11-0-2 2-9-2-0
Trailing After 2nd 5-19-1-2 3-9-1-0
Out Shooting Opponents 27-8-2-0 32-9-3-1
Out Shot by Opponents 16-12-1-2 13-2-1-1
1-Goal Games 16-0-3-2 12-5-4-2
2-Goal Games 7-6-0-0 10-1-0-0
3-Goal Games 8-9-0-0 13-3-0-0
Niagara IceDogs vs Oshawa Generals: Head To Head Stats
Summary
Description Result
Head to Head Record Niagara 1-0-1-0 Oshawa 1-1-0-0
2017-2018 Niagara 1-0-0-1 Oshawa 1-0-1-0
Last 5 Years Niagara 5-3-1-1 Oshawa 5-4-1-0
Last 5 Years @ Niagara Niagara 3-1-0-1 Oshawa 2-3-0-0
Last 5 Years @ Oshawa Niagara 2-2-1-0 Oshawa 3-1-1-0
Previous Meetings This Season Oshawa 2 @ Niagara 6
Niagara 3 @ Oshawa 4 OT
How the 2 teams match up
Oshawa Niagara
Team Record 44-20-4-0 — 92 PTS 44-17-7-0 — 95 PTS
Division Ranking 2nd East 1st Central
Conference Ranking 3rd Eastern 2nd Eastern
League Ranking 6th 4th
Past 10 Games 7-2-1-0 8-2-0-0
Streak 3-0-0-0 6-0-0-0
Home Record 21-10-3-0 25-6-3-0
Away Record 23-10-1-0 19-11-4-0
GF 288 326
GA 216 209
PP (Overall) (71/290) 24.5% (85/303) 28.1%
PP (Home) (42/152) 27.6% (50/151) 33.1%
PP (Away) (29/138) 21.0% (35/152) 23.0%
PK (Overall) (49/270) 81.9% (63/276) 77.2%
PK (Home) (23/127) 81.9% (28/131) 78.6%
PK (Away) (26/143) 81.8% (35/145) 75.9%
PP vs. Opp. (4/14) 28.6% (4/12) 33.3%
PK vs. Opp. (4/12) 66.7% (4/14) 71.4%
Leading Rookie Tullio (15-27-42) Uberti (2-7-9)
Most PIM Gross – 81 Maksimov – 118
Team PIM/GM 11.4/Game 11.3/Game
Leading Scorers Saigeon (37-55-92) Robertson (48-69-117)
Salinitri (48-40-88) Jones (41-61-102)
Noel (34-47-81) Thomas (38-64-102)
Neumann (45-34-79) Studnicka (36-47-83)
McShane (34-35-69) Maksimov (40-39-79)
Leading After 1st 26-3-2-0 32-2-0-0
Leading After 2nd 32-1-0-0 39-0-1-0
Tied After 1st 12-3-0-0 8-7-1-0
Tied After 2nd 6-2-2-0 4-4-2-0
Trailing After 1st 6-14-2-0 4-8-6-0
Trailing After 2nd 6-17-2-0 1-13-4-0
Out Shooting Opponents 26-9-2-0 35-7-4-0
Out Shot by Opponents 17-9-2-0 8-9-2-0
1-Goal Games 14-4-4-0 10-9-7-0
2-Goal Games 5-5-0-0 5-2-0-0
3-Goal Games 11-7-0-0 10-4-0-0

PREDICTIONS:

London in 7 games

Sault Ste Marie in 7 games

Ottawa in 6 games

Oshawa in 7 games