Attack Host Otters This Weekend
Friday, March 8, 2013 2:05 PMby
OHL doubleheader begins Friday night in Owen Sound
(Owen Sound) -
The Owen Sound Attack host the Erie Otters tonight in the opener of a weekend doubleheader at the Harry Lumley-Bayshore Community Centre.
Owen Sound needs victories this weekend to chase down third place in the Western Conference.
The Attack are third in the Western Conference standings, two points up on the Kitchener Rangers.
The magic number for Owen Sound is four -- any combination of Owen Sound wins and Kitchener losses adding up to four would give the Attack third place.
The Otters are last in the Western Conference and while they are coming off of a victory over Windsor, they lost their six games prior to that.
Game time for the Attack & Otters both tonight and tomorrow night is 7:30 PM at the JD McArthur Arena.
The Attack dropped a thrilling 4-3 shootout decision to the London Knights on Wednesday night, but did earn a valuable point. The Attack sits two points up on the Rangers for 3rd place in the Western Conference while each team has five games remaining.
Daniel Catenacci, Gemel Smith and Holden Cook have faired very well against the Otters this season with Catenacci and Smith netting eight points and Cook potting four goals in four games.
Artur Gavrus seems to have found his stride, tallying four points in his last two games.
The Attack had no trouble with the Otters the last time they squared off in Owen Sound, however; they did go down to the Otters on January 9th in Erie. The Otters will not make the playoffs for the 2nd straight season and will once again pick near the top of the OHL Priority Selection. The Otters are 2-8 in their past ten games, but did win their last game, an overtime victory over the Spitfires.
Standing room tickets for Friday and Saturday are available at the Attack Box Office.