The Owen Sound Attack will play just twice this weekend, with the final game of a six game stretch against Midwest Division opponents kicking off their weekend of action this Friday night.
Heading to Guelph to play the Storm for the 2nd consecutive game, and 3rd time in their last five games, Owen Sound takes off for the Royal City looking to end a five game losing streak and gain ground on a Guelph team that is three points ahead of them in the standings.
The Attack begin their 12th week of action in the 2017-18 OHL season with a 13-10-1-3 record, which has them at 30 points in 27 games played.
Sitting 3rd in the Midwest, Owen Sound is 7th in the Western Conference while the Storm’s 15-10-1-2 mark is good for 33 points in in 28 games, and 5th in the Conference.
Leading the way for the Storm in the season series against the Attack is Barrett Kirwin – who scored a hattrick in Guelph’s 6-5 shootout win over Owen Sound on Saturday, Dec. 2.
Seven other Guelph players have also recorded a pair of points in the two head to head match ups between the Attack and Storm, with Guelph’s leading scorer Ryan Merkley (35 points on the year) having tallied a pair of assists.
Conversely, Owen Sound’s potent offence has only produced four players that have picked up more than one point in the season series, with Jonah Gadjovich leading the way thanks to three goals and a helper.
Attack leading scorer Nick Suzuki, 4th in the OHL scoring race with 42 points, has missed both games against the Storm this year but is expected to return to the lineup on Friday night.
Fan’s can catch the 7:30pm puck drop live by listening to Fred Wallace’s call on Kia of Owen Sound/Terry’s Trailer Service Bear Radio on 560 CFOS or by watching on Rogers Local 53.
Following the game, the Attack will return to Owen Sound for Saturday night’s 7:30pm tilt against the Flint Firebirds.
Saturday’s game is the 3rd meeting of the year between Owen Sound and Flint, with the Attack having come away victorious in the last match up – a 6-4 score on Sunday, Nov. 19 at the Dort Federal Event Centre.
Fans should note that following Saturday’s game, the McKay & Company Tax & Accounting Autograph Session will be a full team autograph session that will take place in the front lobby of the Bayshore.
Investor’s Group will also be in attendance on Saturday night, handing out Attack Hunger bags that fans are encouraged to fill with non-perishable food items and return to the Bayshore on Saturday, Dec. 16 when Owen Sound hosts Kingston on Attack Hunger night. All food raised will be donated to the Salvation Army Food Bank in conjunction with Investor’s Group and the Attack Hunger Food Drive.
Donation bags are also available to be picked up at Owen Sound Foodland.
Tickets for Saturday night’s contest are available at the MacVicar & McComb ReMax Attack Box Office, online at www.attackhockey.com, or by calling 519-371-7452.
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