Kingston at Mississauga
The Fronts continue to stay near the top of the conference as they seem to be in cruise control at #3 in the conference a full 11 points behind league leading Oshawa Generals. Kingston has 6 wins in their past 10 but dropped their last game (a shocking 9-6 loss vs. last place Belleville). Mississauga split their recent 2 game mini-series with the Barrie Colts but continue to post a dismal 2-6-0-2 record in their past 10 starts. The Steelheads are in sixth place – a slim 2 points ahead of seventh place Peterborough.
Kingston by 2 goals
Sudbury at North Bay
The Wolves continue their strong play with a 9-1-0-0 record in their past 10 starts. They are in second place in the Eastern Conference but only 6 pts ahead of the fifth place Battalion. Both teams are in the bottom 1/5 of penalized teams in the league – so it could be a quick game !!
Sudbury in OT
Saginaw at Sault Ste Marie
The Spirit are coming off their outdoor game vs the Spitfires. They came close, but were not able to get by Windsor eventually losing 6-5. The Spirit are nestled into seventh place in the conference – 7 points behind the Attack and 7 points ahead of the Whalers. The Greyhounds have been playing very well lately with a recent record of 4-0-1-0 and continue to enjoy their second place spot in the Western Conference.
Hounds by 3 goals
Plymouth at Windsor
As stated above, the Spits are coming off an exciting 6-5 win outdoors in Michigan vs. Saginaw. Windsor had 6 different goal scorers. Fotinos would be relieved after the first period after allowing 2 rather soft goals from bad angles. Plymouth’s Nedeljkovic stole the game from London by stopping 44 of 45 shots sent his way and stopping 3 of the 4 Knights in the shootout. Plymouth is clinging to the last playoff spot by only 2 points ahead of Sarnia and 3 points ahead of Kitchener. The Spitfires are comfortably in fifth place in the conference and are enjoying their recent three game win streak.
Spits by 2 goals
Sarnia at London
The Sting were able to push the Owen Sound Attack to overtime on Sunday, eventually losing in a shootout to Gemel Smith and company. Sarnia was outshot 45-19 - Goldobin had 2 goals and Dupuis stopped 42 of 44 shots fired his way. London was in action on Sunday in the outdoor game vs Plymouth. They were held in check for most of the game eventually losing 2-1 in a shootout. Nedeljkovic stopped 44 of 45 shots that he faced for the Whalers. London has a 16-3-0-1 record at home this season compared with Sarnia’s road record of 5-11-1-0.
London by 3 goals
Kitchener at Erie
The Rangers won their last game which was a lopsided 6-2 victory in Kitchener vs these same Otters. They have only 1 victory in their last 10 starts, but would enjoy back to back victories over one of the top CHL teams this season. The Otters are in the midst of a 3 game losing slump while some of their top end talent is away at various tournaments. They will have to figure out how to make it happen in order preserve their unblemished 18 wins at home.
Erie by 2 goals
Belleville at Niagara
This game is the battle of the basement in the OHL. On paper, these squads are very close … Niagara with 5 wins in their past 10 games – Belleville with 4 wins, Niagara has scored 122 goals – Belleville 113, Niagara has allowed 163 goals – Belleville 159. Remi Elie has 35 points in 29 games played for Belleville – Cameron Brace has 20 points in 15 games since coming over from the Owen Sound Attack. Brandon Perlini and Carter Verhaeghe each have 51 points this season with the Icedogs.
Niagara by 2 goals
Guelph at Barrie
The Storm are coming off a home ice victory vs. the top team in the OHL. Guelph had a handful of callus in their last game due to injuries and suspensions but still had enough moxie to down the depleted Otters squad 5-2. Auger, Stevens and #1 star Craievich had multipoint games. The Colts split a home/home series with the Steelheads recently. Barrie continues to hover with the league leaders – currently in the #4 slot only 1 point behind third place Kingston.
Barrie in OT