Midwest Division rivals meet in Playoffs
The Owen Sound Attack will kick off the 2018 Ontario Hockey League Playoffs on Thursday, March 22 at home against the London Knights.
After closing out the season on a six game winning streak, the Attack needed some help from the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds to secure home ice, and the OHL's top team in the regular season came through; defeating London 6-3 on Sunday, Mar. 18 to cap the Knights' regular season point total at 82 compared to Owen Sound's 84.
With the loss, the Knights will now be forced to start the post season in the hostile confines of the Bayshore, with games one and two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals going at 7:00pm on Thursday and then at 7:30pm on Saturday, Mar. 24.
And while the Attack may hold home ice advantage in the 1st round, the edge in the season series between the two squads goes to the Knights.
In six games over the course of the 2017-18 season, London held a 4-2 edge, winning four straight head to head matchups between the sides stretching from Nov. 4 - Jan. 26.
Despite London's success against the Attack in the regular season, Owen Sound, was victorious in the final meeting between the teams on the year, a 4-2 win at the Bayshore on Wednesday, Feb. 14.
Season Ticket Holders are reminded that they have until 1:00pm THE BUSINESS DAY prior to each Attack Home Game to claim their seats for Playoff Games. If seats have not been claimed by that 1:00pm deadline, they will be released for sale to the general public.
All other tickets are now available for purchase at the MacVicar & McComb ReMax Attack Box Office, online at www.attackhockey.com, or by calling 519-371-7452.
1st ROUND SCHEDULE
Game 1 - Thursday, March 22, 7:00pm @ Owen Sound
Game 2 - Saturday, March 24, 7:30pm @ Owen Sound
Game 3 - Monday, March 26, @ London 6:30 pm for Bearadio on 560 CFOS
Game 4 - Thursday, March 29, @ London 6:30 pm for Bearadio on 560 CFOS
Game 5* - Saturday, March 31, 7:30pm @ Owen Sound
Game 6* - Monday, April 2, @ London 6:30 pm for Bearadio on 560 CFOS
Game 7* - Tuesday, April 3, 7:00pm @ Owen Sound