Weekend Preview – Nov 26, 27 & 28
Here’s what you need to know coming into this weekend’s games…
For the second time this season, the Colts will play 3 games in 3 days this weekend. On Thursday, November 26th, the Colts will welcome the Owen Sound Attack to the Barrie Molson Centre before traveling to Kitchener on Friday, November 27th to face the Rangers, taking on two Western Conference opponents. Saturday, November 28th, the Colts will return home to take on Central division foe, the Niagara IceDogs. The Colts bring a 15-7-0-0 record to the table this weekend, having won their last three games.
Owen Sound Attack (11-7-3-1) vs. Barrie Colts
- Thursday night’s meeting against the Attack will be the second meeting between the two teams, with the Colts edging out the Attack 2-1 in Barrie. Last season, the Colts won 4 out of 6 games between the two teams.
- Santino Centorame leads the Attack with 18 points from 7 goals and 11 assists through 22 games. Owen Sound rookie, Nick Suzuki, leads the Attack rookies with 9 points from 4 goals and 5 assists.
- Owen Sounds currently sits 18th in the league for their power play on the road. Their power play is 13.6% on the road, going 6 for 44 on their chances. However, they are 2nd in the league for their penalty killing on the road, shutting the door on their opponents 88.6% of the time. The Colts are 12th in the league with their power play when playing at home, as they sit at 17.8% efficiency. Meanwhile, the Colts lead the league with their penalty kill at home, only giving up three goals against when a man down.
- Owen Sound is 3-5-1-0 when playing on the road, while the Colts are 6-4-0-0 when playing at home.
Barrie Colts @ Kitchener Rangers (18-2-3-0)
- When the Colts head out on the road Friday night, it will be the second and last time the two teams will meet in the regular season. The Rangers took the first of two meetings, grabbing a 3-1 win in Barrie.
- Arizona draft pick, Ryan MacInnis, leads the Rangers with 31 points in 22 games. MacInnis has 17 goals and 14 assists for his team lead. Joseph Garreffa leads the Rangers rookies with 5 points from 5 assists in 16 games.
- The Rangers hold the second spot in the league for their power play at home as they are 27.3% effective. For their penalty kill at home, the Rangers are 11th in the league, giving up 11 power play goals against in 11 home games. The Colts meanwhile are 3rd in the league for their power play when they are on the road, making good on their chances 25.5% of the time. The Colts penalty kill on the road leads the league, only allowing 6 power play goals against for 89.7% efficiency.
- Kitchener is 8-1-2-0 when playing at home this season, while the Colts are 9-3-0-0 when playing on the road.
Barrie Colts vs. Niagara IceDogs (11-9-2-0)
- Saturday’s meeting between the Colts and IceDogs will be the third time the two teams will face each other this season, with three more games remaining. So far this season, the teams have exchanged wins, with the Colts grabbing the first win in Niagara, and then Niagara taking it to the Colts in the second meeting.
- Josh Ho-Sang leads the IceDogs with 31 points from 7goals and 24 assists through 22 games played. Ben Jones leads Niagara rookies with 3 points off of 2 goals and 1 assist through 17 games.
- The IceDogs currently sit 6th in the league with their power play when they are on the road. Their 21.6% success stems from 8 goals off of 37 power play chances when they are the visiting team. For their penalty killing on the road, the IceDogs are 12th in the league, shutting down opponents 79.2% of the time. The Colts are 12th in the league with their power play when playing at home, as they sit at 17.8% efficiency. Meanwhile, the Colts lead the league with their penalty kill at home, only giving up three goals against when a man down.
- Niagara is 4-5-0-0 when playing on the road this season, while the Colts are 6-4-0-0 when playing at home.
- Kevin Labanc leads the Colts with 37 points (12G, 25A), with Andrew Mangiapane recording 31 points (15G, 16A) and Julius Nattinen not far behind with 27 points (9G, 18A).
- Labanc is on a 9-game point streak, dating back to October 31st.
- Brendan Lemieux is on a 4-game point streak, dating back to November 15th.
- Labanc and Nattinen lead the Colts with a +17 and +12 respectively.
- Zachary Magwood leads Colts rookies with 2 goals and 2 assists through 22 games.
- Mackenzie Blackwood is 15-6 this season with a 2.34 GAA and 0.931% save percentage. He also has two assists and two shutouts so far.
- Milestone alerts
- Coming off of a 3-point weekend, Cordell James has now surpassed 50 career OHL points.
- With an assist last Thursday, Michael Webster has recorded 50 career OHL assists.
- Brandon Prophet enters the weekend with 48 career OHL points.