The Owen Sound Attack will host the North Bay Battalion on Saturday for Hockey Night in Owen Sound, presented by Bayshore Broadcasting. The Battalion make their first visit and only visit to the Bayshore this season Saturday.
During the off-season, the Brampton Battalion re-located to the Northern City, giving the town an OHL Franchise back. The previous team, the North Bay Centennials were re-located to Saginaw for the 2002/2003 season.
The Battalion hosted their home opener on Friday night and fell to the Peterborough Pete's 2-1.
The Attack are coming off a 7-2 loss in Niagara that will see a possible suspension to Brayden Rose after tempers flared in the later stages of the game. Additional discipline may be possible, so stay tuned to attackhockey.com for details.
Fans in attendance will want to visit the Bayshore Broadcasting booth in the South Concourse to have their ticket punched! That will enter fans into a grand prize draw for a flat screen television.
Saturday, October 12th - North Bay at Owen Sound
Despite the new town, the Battalion are still guided by the familiar face of Stan Butler. Butler completed the 2012-13 campaign, his 15th season with the Battalion, as the longest serving coach in the Ontario Hockey League with one team. He’s fourth all-time with 1,152 OHL games, and seventh on the wins list with 538.
It will be a re-energized club as the Battalion organization will get to experience many of the same benefits the Owen Sound Attack have experienced, playing in a smaller, hockey oriented market. It will no doubt be a different atmosphere for them.
Meanwhile, on the ice North Bay sits first in the Central division with 10 points. They are lead by overage forward Barclay Goodrow and import forward Vincent Praplan.
Watch Out For: Sometimes it is easy to pick players on hot streaks, but we’re going to go with a player who is due to break out. Blake Clarke scored 19 times last year as a 16 year old and it’s just a matter of time before he finds his scoring touch. Hopefully he just waits until after Saturday night...
Tickets for Saturday’s game can be purchase at the Attack Box Office. There is good seats still remaining. If you can’t make it in, you can purchase tickets online at www.attackhockey.com or by calling (519) 371-7452.
Game time on Saturday is 7:30 PM