January 21, 2011

Game Set Up - Saginaw

The Western Conference leading Saginaw Spirit roll into town after their 6-1 win in Peterborough to take on the 67's who are coming off their first 3-game losing weekend of the season.

With losses to Windsor at home and Oshawa and Mississauga on the road last weekend, the Ottawa 67's were dropped from the CHL Mastercard 10 top teams in the country. They also may be without the services of Travis Gibbons who was injured on a very questionable hit in Oshawa that not only went without a penalty, it appears that the league did not subsequently review it. So much for taking dangerous head hits out of the game.

The game in Mississauga on Sunday also saw the end of Tyler Toffoli's scoring streak.

So the boys have a lot to play for tonight. Hopefully Ryan Martindale will be sufficiently recovered from the flu earlier this week. If not, the already short bench will have some serious work cut out for them.

Shane Prince was added to the CHL/NHL Prospects game at the ACC in Toronto on Wednesday and scored the only goal for Team Cherry. Post game reviews indicate that his performance improved his standing in eyes of scouts.
Ottawa 67'sHead to HeadSaginaw Spirit
28-14-1-1 - 58 pointsRecord31-9-3-1 - 66 points
2nd EasternConference - Rank1st Western
188 GF168 
138 GA121 
24.4% (2nd)PP% (rank)25.3% (1st)
82.2% (4th)PK% (rank)85.3% (1st)

Top Guns
Ottawa 67'sSaginaw Spirit
Toffoli (41-38-79)Shalla (36-17-53)
Prince (21-55-76)Szwarz (19-26-45)
Martindale (26-34-60)Trocheck (19-25-44)
Nesbitt (22-21-43)Saad (23-20-43)
Lindsay (18-19-37)Telegin (10-24-34)

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