It’s Friday folks! In need of a little pick me up today so I thought that I’d do today’s abbreviated previews in the form of an improv game called Questions only. Thanks to @ColinMochrie for the inspiration. In light of events around the world, these won’t have as much grit/meat as previous posts – we’ll get on the horse a bit better for tomorrow’s action.
Mississauga at Kingston
Will newly acquired Hottot give the Steelheads a shot in the arm, or a kick in the pants?
Can Kingston finish the season on a winning streak (only 4 wins in last 10 games)?
My prediction Mississauga 3 Kingston 2
Guelph at Sarnia
Can the Storm continue their play and remain in the CHL honour roll this week (good thing none are at WJC)?
Sarnia is 3 points ahead of Plymouth for 2nd place in the West - can they extend their lead this weekend?
My prediction Guelph 3 Sarnia 4 (OT)
Saginaw at Sault Ste Marie
Both teams are mired in the bottom of the standings with 30and 32 points respectively. Will this be a dog fight (greyhounds reference here), or a lightly spirited game?
My prediction Saginaw 3 Sault Ste Marie 5
Erie at Kitchener
Can the Otters string together two wins in a row?
Can Kitchener continue to play solid offensive hockey while many of their top producers are injured or at Junior Camps? (Gibson's last game this calendar year)
My prediction Erie 2 Kitchener 3
Owen Sound at London
Can the Attack get it together without their #1 goalie and without their Coach who was recently suspended?
Does London have enough competent D-men to keep the puck out of their own end?
(Teddy Bear Toss tonight)
My prediction Owen Sound 4 London 2
Peterborough at Ottawa
Can Peterborough get back in the W column (only 3 times in past 10)?
Will recently the recently cut players from Team Canada go on a bit of a tear before Christmas?
My prediction Peterborough 2 Ottawa 5
Belleville at Oshawa
Can the Bulls survive without Subban and extend their 4 game winning streak?
Where will the Generals get their scoring from (Jenner travelling to Russia)?
(teddy bear toss tonight)
My prediction Belleville 4 Oshawa 3 (OT)
Plymouth at Sudbury
What will it take to get the Whalers to snap out of their 5 game winless in December streak? (let’s send Wilson back from the WJC to help!)
Frank Corrado returns from the WJC as well – how long will he remain with the Wolves (trade rumblings)?
My prediction Plymouth 2 Sudbury 4