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Sunday, February 24, 2019

IceDogs Demolish Attack

Owen Sound | by Fred Wallace  

5 Point Game For Jones

Ontario Hockey League

Niagara IceDogs 9 Owen Sound Attack 0

IceDogs 9 Attack 0

Niagara captain Ben Jones scored twice and had a 5 point game for the sizzling IceDogs

Jack Studnicka also scored twice for Niagara who have outscored the opposition 24-2 in their last 3 games.

Stephen Dhillon, the winningest goalie in Niagara franchise history posted his 5th shutout of the season and the 8th of his career blanking Owen Sound.

Dhillon made 21 saves including a breakaway stop off Bryce Caruk and a penalty shot save against Barret Kirwin in the 1st period.

Kirill Maksimov, Matthew Brassard, Akil Thomas, Matthew Philip & Drew Hunter also scored in the victory.

With the win, Niagara moves to 81 points on the year, 2 points up on the Sudbury Wolves for 1st in the Central Division.

The IceDogs will play their next two games also on the road, Friday at North Bay & Saturday at Barrie.

The Attack who have now lost 5 in a row will play their next 5 games on the road beginning Thursday night at North Bay.

You can hear the Attack road games live on 560 CFOS with Terry's Trailer Service-Kia of Owen Sound Bearadio.


1st Period
1, Niagara, Maksimov 35 (Jones), 12:42. 

Penalties-Alberg Os (high sticking), 4:23; Brassard Niag (hooking), 5:03; Robertson Niag (slashing), 18:46.

2nd Period
2, Niagara, Jones 35 (Thomas, Brassard), 2:10 (PP). 
3, Niagara, Jones 36 (Maksimov, Bukac), 8:57. 
4, Niagara, Studnicka 28 (Paquette, Robertson), 10:02. 
5, Niagara, Brassard 11 (Maksimov, Jones), 17:20. 

Penalties-Lyle Os (cross checking), 0:58; Pearson Os (cross checking), 3:26; Robertson Niag (slashing), 13:50; Groulx Os (tripping), 19:58.

3rd Period
6, Niagara, Thomas 31 (Robertson, Brassard), 1:25 (PP). 
7, Niagara, Philip 11 (Roberts, Jones), 14:21. 
8, Niagara, Hunter 4 (Lodnia), 15:15. 
9, Niagara, Studnicka 29 (Lodnia), 18:31. 

Penalties-Tomasino Niag (slashing), 8:37.

Shots on Goal
Niagara 9-16-17-42. 
Owen Sound 9-7-5-21

Dhillon 31-10-7-0 (21 shots-21 saves)

Owen Sound
Guzda 16-16-4-1 (25 shots-20 saves); 
MacLean 11-10-0-1 (17 shots-13 saves).

Power Play Opportunities
Niagara 2 / 4; 
Owen Sound 0 / 3.

Referees-Ben Moser (18), Mac Nichol (33).
Linesmen-Riley Page (97), Jean-Francois Menard (52).

Attendance = 3,116

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