Ontario Hockey League Game Day previews – Saturday November 23, 2013

Sudbury at Erie – The Wolves are coming off a thrashing of the cellar dwelling Icedogs.  The Otters will be in a foul mood after their poor 4-1 loss at London last night. Look for the #1 ranked Otters to pull away in the second period – should win by 2 goals.

Windsor at London – The Spits handed the Storm their first home ice loss last night – the Knights are riding high after their home ice victory over the top ranked Otters.  Look for the referees to busy with this traditionally scrappy matchup.  Knights by 1 goal.

Niagara at Peterborough – the Dogs traded away their Captain today (Jesse Graham) so look for Wilkie / Brosnan to get more ice time now.  This might be a shot in the arm for the team to get them through this weekend! The Petes were  edged out by the Steelheads last night in Mississauga – the final 3-2 score sounded closer than reality thanks to the Petes’ goal with 29 seconds left in regulation.  Niagara should push ahead of the home side by a goal.

Guelph at Plymouth – The Storm will be in no mood for playing nice tonight after they were handed their first home ice loss last night vs. the Spits.  The Whalers were able to get past state rival Saginaw Spirit 3-2 in overtime despite being outshot 46-31.  Guelph will take the game by two goals.

Sarnia at Saginaw – the Sting were pushed around at Sault Ste Marie last night 5-3. Saginaw lost a heartbreaker on home ice vs. the Plymouth Whalers last night.  The Spirit will get a boost tonight with the newly acquired powerplay specialist Jesse Graham injected into the lineup.  Saginaw by 2.

North Bay at Barrie – Should be a very energetic game as both teams have their first action of the weekend.  AA signed a pro contract with the Red Wings so he will have some extra zip in his step (as if he needs it). The Battalion trail the Colts by 5 points in the Eastern Conference.  Barrie by 1

Belleville at Owen Sound – The Bulls were pushed around by the re-energized Rangers last night. Cameron Brace had a goal and an assist to lead the team.  The Attack last played a week ago so they will have the fresh legs, but may take a few shifts to shake out the cobwebs.  Home side Attack by 2 goals.