After only taking 2 points on the road last weekend the Hounds return back to Sault Ste Marie to take on the Sarnia Sting and the Kingston Frontenacs

-        After going 1-2 last week the Hounds are now 9-8-1-1 against the East

-        Hounds PP is 11th in the league at 20.2%. On Essar Centre ice their power play is clicking at 20.3%.

-        Hounds PK is 17th at 76.2% overall, on home ice they rank 13th at 79.1%

-        Nick Cousins is 2nd in the league in points with 84 and assists with 63

-        Sergey Tolchinsky is 6th in the league in rookie scoring while Jared McCann is 11th

-        Nick Cousins leads the league in short handed assists with 3 while Ryan Sproul and Andrew Fritsch are tied for 2nd with 2 each.


Sarnia Sting Wednesday February 13th

2012-13 Record Overall/Road(30-21-0-3)/(16-11-0-1)

-        Game 7 of 8 vs the Sting this season. Hounds are 3-3, 2-1 at home outscoring the Sting 15-9 in those 3 games

-        Sarnia’s 2 world junior gold medalists are no longer with the team. Alex Galchenyuk is in Montreal playing in the NHL while Connor Murphy is out for the year with a knee injury

-        Sarnia sits 6th in the West 1 point ahead of the Hounds

-        Sarnia is 3-7 in their last 10 on the road after starting the year as one of the best road teams in the OHL

-        Sarnia has the 3rd best PP in the “O” clicking at 25.9% while their PK 7th at 81.4%

-        Sarnia sits 13th in the power rankings for this week

Draft Eligibles and Others to Watch

Anthony DeAngelo – I have talked about him here before. He is a late 95 so he wont be eligible till 2014. Anthony is coming of OHL defenseman of the month honours for the month of January.

Charles Sarault – Your current OHL leading scorer. Charles has 20 goals and 65 assists on the year. A former 2nd round draft pick by the Kingston Frontenac’s Charles has gone undrafted in the NHL.

Kingston Frontenac’s Saturday February 16th

2012-13 Record Overall/Road (21-26-2-3)/(7-16-2-0)

-        Kingston’s only trip up to the Soo. The Hounds lost in their only other meeting this year in a shootout at the K-Rock Centre in Kingston.

-        The Fronts sit 18th in the power rankings for this week

-        The Fronts ended a lengthy winless streak Sunday with a win over the Spits. They are just 1-6-3 in their last 10.

-        Being outscored 69-111 on the road this season.

-        PP ranks 18th at 16.4% while their PK is 19th at 74.8%

Draft Eligibles and others to watch

-        Any of their 16 year olds: Roland McKeown, Sam Bennett, Spencer Watson and Dylan DePerna. All 4 played for Ontario at the U17. The grind of the OHL schedule seems to be getting to them in their first year but these are 4 kids to keep an eye on in coming seasons.

-        Ryan Kujawinski: A highly rated 2013 draft prospect Ryan has been plagued by inconsistency this season. In The O Radio’s Dominic Tiano has him ranked 11th among OHL skaters.

Bold Prediction of the Week

4 Points this weekend and an entertaining game on Saturday just for me since I will be in attendance.