Oshawa at Ottawa

As predicted on twitter (@notsoheavyd) .. Oshawa by 2 goals …

Kitchener at Niagara

Both teams are near the bottom of their conferences.  Niagara was very close last night at Mississauga but couldn’t stay with the home ice Steelheads for a 2-1 loss.  Dogs are in eighth place with a 4 point lead over the 67’s (leading 3-0 over Oshawa at press time). 

The Rangers are in last place in the West and are 5 points behind the last playoff spot. Interesting that the bottom 4 teams in the Western Conference are each in the midst of a 2 game or 4 game losing streak.  The Rangers lost by 2 goals to Barrie on Friday night despite their 3 goal outburst in the second period.  Top scorers for the Rangers are Magyar (36 pts), Bailey (35 pts) and Llewelyn (29 pts).

Niagara by 2 goals

Sault Ste Marie at Sudbury

Battle of the 705 – both teams are in second place in their conferences.  Sudbury is only 4 points out of first, whereas the Hounds are 7 points behind the pace setters. The Greyhounds have been sharper of late with 8 wins in their past 10 games.

Sault Ste Marie in OT

Belleville at Plymouth

Both teams have been struggling lately – each team has only 3 wins in their past 10 starts.  Belleville is in last in the East – Plymouth is clinging to the last playoff spot in the West.  Whalers are mired in a 4 game losing streak.

Plymouth by 2

Mississauga at Sarnia

Steelheads squeaked by the Dogs last night and will now have to avoid getting stung by Sarnia.  Sting have only 1 point in their past 3 starts.  They are 3 points out of the last playoff spot. Mississauga is 2 points up on the Dogs for the #7 spot in the East.

Sarnia by 2 

Guelph at Windsor

The Storm take their 9 game winning streak into Windsor to try and regain the top spot in the Western Conference.   Windsor is nestled into the #5 spot with a tidy 5 game win streak of their own.  Should be plenty of attention paid to former Spits in this game from the partisan crowd.

Guelph by 2

Kingston at Saginaw

Despite outshooting the Whalers 52-23, they were only able to win by a single goal, 3-2.  A last minute powerplay goal by Bennett gave the Fronts the victory.  He continued his delft scoring touch with 3 points on the night.   The Fronts are in the #3 slot in the Eastern Conference – tied with North Bay but taking the advantage due to fewer games played.

The Spirit pummeled the Belleville Bulls in Saginaw last night 7-0.  They also outshot them 47-29.  Jesse Graham held the ‘hot hand’ with one goal in each period and an assist.  His season total of 39 points matches his total last season and is 2 point off his career high.

Kingston by 2

London at Barrie

This is a rematch of last year’s OHL Championship where the Knights would win 4 games to 3.  This season both of these teams are still ‘in the hunt’, but are not in the top 3 of their respective conferences.

The Knights are riding a 4 game winning streak and have a winning percentage of .724.  The Colts have wins in 6 of their past 10 games. They got past Kitchener last night 6-4.  AA will have extra motivation on the top Barrie line as he plays against his former squad.

Barrie in OT

Erie at Owen Sound

Round #2 of their doubleheader.  The Attack came close last night only losing by 1 goal after trailing 3-0 in the second period.  Zack Nastasiuk has 2 goals and an assist for the home side.  Three players from Erie had multipoint games – McDavid, Curtis and Gaunce.

Erie by 2