December 31, 2011

67’s shut out Petes in 2-0

Prince scored his second goal in 2 games after being cut from Team USA.

Peterborough Petes goaltender Mike Morrison made 42 saves tonight, but it wasn’t enough to knock off the high flying Ottawa 67’s. Notwithstanding some great saves, the Petes lost 2-0 against their division rivals.

December 28, 2011

Giftopolous leads 67’s to 4-1 win over Frontenacs

OTTAWA – Igor Bobkov made 36 saves but it wasn’t enough as the Ottawa 67’s defeated the Kingston Frontenacs by a score of 4-1 in OHL action tonight.

With Cody Ceci, Tyler Toffoli and Shane Prince returning from their respective World Junior camps, the Ottawa 67’s were able to ice a full line up. However, still missing from the World Juniors was all-star goaltender Petr Mrazek & Michal Cajkovsky.

Remy Giftopolous opened the scoring after a Jake Cardwell point shot trickled to the side of Bobkov. Giftopolous grabbed the rebound and tapped in for the first lead of the game. The 67’s continued to put on pressure and Bobkov continued to make save after save until Shane Prince got a hold of an errant puck and made a beautiful feed to Sean Monahan who was waiting in the slot.

Cody Alcock responded for the Kingston Frontenacs off a shot Michael Nishi would like to have back. The Fronts centre shot the puck from the blueline, Nishi got a piece of it but went over his shoulder stick side. It was 2-1 67’s after one period.

Off a great individual effort early in the second period, Giftopolous scored his second of the game after picking up the puck off the half boards and skating it all the way into the offensive zone with a nice wraparound goal to end the play.

The Fronts couldn’t seem to get things going offensively and despite the 23 shots on net, they were unable to solve Nishi for a second time.

On the other end of the ice, Bobkov made a couple great saves off scoring chances including one big one off of Giftopolous’ hat trick attempt.

With less than 4 minutes left in the game David Mazurek got caught with two handed slash on the Ottawa forward which led to a 67’s powerplay. Shane Prince rounded out the scoring after he wired a shot from the high slot and past Bobkov.

The Ottawa 67’s are back in action Friday night at the J Benson Cartage Centre when they host the Peterborough Petes at 7:30pm. The Kingston Frontenacs are back at home Friday night hosting the high flying Oshawa Generals at 7:30pm.

December 26, 2011

WJC U-20 Update: Prince Gets Cut

The Ottawa 67’s are going to have their top line intact for their next matchup, but it’s surely a small consolation for wingers Tyler Toffoli, cut from Canada’s World Under-20 squad last week, and Shane Prince, who was cut by the United States National Junior Squad last week.

December 17, 2011

Depleted 67's Lose in OT; Brampton 2, Ottawa 1

On a night where the 67’s played against the very defensively minded Brampton Battalion, only dressed 16 skaters and had a defenceman line up as their starting right winger, offensive hockey wasn’t to be expected on Friday night. Ottawa still managed 39 shots on the Battalion, 38 of which were turned aside by Brampton’s Keegan Wilson in a 2-1 overtime win for the Troops.

December 14, 2011

WJC U-20 Update: Toffoli and Ceci Get Cut

For the ninth year in a row, there will be no members of the Ottawa 67’s donning the Hockey Canada jersey during the holiday season. Unfortunately, Canada’s World Men’s Under-20 squad cut Ottawa defenceman Cody Ceci and right winger Tyler Toffoli on Wednesday morning.

December 05, 2011

67's Weekend Wrapup - December 5th

This week, the Ottawa 67’s found themselves not only left out of the CHL top-10 rankings, but also without a spot in the ranking’s “honourable mention”. Ottawa (17-7-3-1) did win two of three games this weekend, but couldn’t pull ahead of the Belleville Bulls to regain first in the East Division and Eastern Conference. Both teams are tied with 38 points, but Belleville leads the tiebreaker with 19 wins and also has a game in hand.

December 2nd vs. Windsor: 4-3 Ottawa (OT)
Decemer 3rd @ Peterborough: 7-6 Ottawa (SO)
December 4th @ Mississauga: 5-2 Mississauga

December 03, 2011

67's Battle Back for a Controversial OT Win over Windsor

By Kathryn Jean

It wasn’t all fun and games right away for the home team.  With only 15 seconds into the game, Alexander Khokhlachev scored on Petr Mrazek after the 67’s were unable to clear the zone. 

The 67’s would tie it up less than three minutes later when Shane Prince slid the puck through the legs of John Cullen on the right side.  This sparked thousands of teddy bears being launched from the stands to signify the home team’s first goal.  All those teddy bears will be donated to local kids.

December 01, 2011

Previewing Ottawa's Teddy Bear Toss

As most Ottawa 67's fans know by now, the ice surface at the J Benson Cartage center will be littered with stuffed animals at some point tomorrow night. The 67’s take on the visiting Windsor Spitfires at 7:00 on Friday; as opposed to the usual 7:30 start. While hockey fans across the country can watch the game on national television (Sportsnet), fans in the building can help a great cause with a fun promotion. The Teddy Bear Toss.