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A busy week upcoming for the Attack, with four games scheduled over six days. First up the Hamilton Bulldogs visit the Bayshore, for the teams first meeting of the season. The Attack then travel down Highway 6 for a match against division rival Guelph on the Friday night, before returning home Saturday for their Pucks and Paddles charity game against the Peterborough Petes. The week is wrapped-up with a Monday matinee game against the Generals down in Oshawa.
Hamilton will make the trip north for their first meeting of the season with the Attack, on a skid as the Bulldogs have dropped their last four contests. Hamilton does have threats in their line-up, which is lead by offensive dynamo Arthur Kaliyev, who currently sits fifth in league scoring with 79 points. Import rookie Jan Mysak has also contributed to the offence having collected 12 points throughout his first 11 OHL games. This is a big cross-conference battle as the each team continues to battle for playoff position.
The Friday night match will be the last time the Attack visit the Sleemans Centre this season as they look to win their third straight over the Storm. The Storm currently sit two points up on Owen Sound for 6th place in the Western Conference, setting up a crucial game. Guelph’s offence continues to be led by Pavel Goglev, who sits tied for 5th in league scoring. In goal the Storm boast a top net-minder in Nico Daws, who holds the top goals against average and save percentage among league goalies. The Attack hold the season series with a 3-2-1 record entering the game, with both teams final season game coming at the Bayshore.
Peterborough comes to town for a special game on Saturday night, as the Attack will host their Pucks and Paddles charity game for Camp Presqu’ile. The Petes enter the game having won 3 of their last 4, and are coming off a big win over league leading Ottawa last Saturday. Peterborough boasts a strong offense being just 1 of 8 teams to have scored over 200 goals on the season as well as just 1 of 2 teams with 4 or more players over the 60 point plateau. This is the second and final game between the two clubs, with Owen Sound earning the 5-2 road victory back in early January.
Owen Sound will wrap-up the week by travelling down to Oshawa to meet the Generals at the Tribute Community Centre, on Family Day Monday. Although posting a pedestrian record since the last meeting between the teams, the Generals still possess a top offensive threat in Philip Tomasino. Tomasino sits with 88 points on the season, with 31 of those points coming in just 14 games played with Oshawa. The Generals earned a 5-4 victory over the Attack at the Bayshore back in mid-January.
Tickets for the home games against the Hamilton Bulldogs and Peterborough Petes are available at the MacVicar & McComb Sutton Reality Box Office and online.