Ontario Hockey League Game Day Predictions - Thursday January 2, 2014
Sault Ste Marie at Plymouth
The Greyhounds have won 5 of their last 6 games and 7 of their last 10. They are second in the conference and lead the Whalers by 26 points in the standings. Tolchinsky is #4 in league scoring with 60 points - 15 points in 11 games last month (4g, 11 A). Matt Murray gets the start in goal today. Sault Ste Marie will complete their weekend action at Guelph on Friday and then a matinee on Sunday at Mississauga.
Plymouth's top scorer is at #82 in the league (Carter Sandlak 27 pts). They have six players who have notched 20 points or more this season. Plymouth has scored the fewest goals of any team this season (97) - 57 goals behind the Greyhounds. The Whalers are in rough waters at the bottom of the standings. They are currently in eighth, but are being chased by Sarnia (2 points behind) and Kitchener (3 points behind). Plymouth has only 2 wins in their past 10 games.
Greyhounds by 3 goals
Barrie at Peterborough
The Colts are 7 points ahead of the Petes in the standings. Barrie recently lost to Guelph 4-1 in a penalty filled contest. They also recently split a home/home series with the Steelheads. The Colts' leading scorer is A Athanasiou who had 8 goals and 8 assists in 9 games last month. Peterborough was able to handle the last place Bulls in their last contest. The Petes' top scorer - Nick Ritchie - had 2 assists in his team's 5-1 victory.
Peterborough in OT