Attack Kick Off Weekend In Guelph
The Owen Sound Attack will look to kick their mini two-game losing streak when a busy weekend gets started with a tilt against the Guelph Storm on Friday night.
After downing the London Knights in a thrilling 3-2 shootout win on the CHL On Sportsnet on Friday, Dec. 2, the Attack proceeded to drop two straight games at home against the Erie Otters to snap a four game winning streak.
But another Midwest Division opponent presents the Attack a chance to rebound.
Owen Sound and the Storm will meet for 4th time this season, and despite the Attack sitting 10 points ahead of Guelph in the standings, the squad from the Royal City has a 2-1 lead in the season series.
The Attack (16-13-1-0, 33 Points, 4th Midwest) and Storm (10-16-2-1, 23 Points, 5th Midwest) last met on Friday, Oct. 28 - a game that Guelph won by a score of 3-1.
Powered by Isaac Ratcliffe's 14 goals and 13 assists on the year, the Storm were also victorious by a score of 4-2 in the Scenic City in the first meeting of the season between the two teams back on Oct. 1.
Owen Sound - who is led by the dynamic duo of Petrus Palmu and Nick Suzuki - saw their only win against Guelph come on Wednesday, Oct. 26 when they outlasted the Storm 5-2 in front of a rabid Bayshore crowd.
Recently acquired forward Chase Campbell is expected to make his debut in an Attack uniform on Friday night, and will wear #19 for the Bears.
Campbell was acquired from the Ottawa 67's on Wednesday, Dec. 7 in a trade that saw the Attack send a 3rd round pick in the 2020 OHL Priority Selection to the nation's capital.
Puck drop in Guelph on Friday night is slated for 7:30 pm and fans can tune into Kia of Owen Sound / Terry's Trailer Service Bearadio on 560 CFOS.
Following the game the Attack will then return home to take on the Kingston Frontenacs in what is Owen Sound's annual Toonies & Toys night in support of the Owen Sound Fire Department and Salvation Army's Christmas Toy Drive.
Fans are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to Saturday night's game to donate to the Toy Drive. Grey Motors Mazda has generously donated vehicles that will be used to transport the toys from the Bayshore to the Salvation Army following the game.
For those fans that do not bring a toy to donate, the Owen Sound Fire Department and Salvation Army will also be collecting monetary donations in the lobby of the Bayshore, and there will also be a Chuck-A-Puck to benefit the Toy Drive during the 2nd intermission of the contest in an effort to also raise money for the toy drive.
On the ice, the Attack and Frontenacs are slated to meet for the 1st time this year when the puck drops at 7:30pm.
Owen Sound owns a stellar 7-0-1 record against Kingston over the past five seasons, and will look to continue that success on Saturday evening.
The Frontencs enter their weekend of play with a 13-12-1-1 record, which has them at 28 points and currently 5th in the Eastern Conference.
Overage forward Warren Foegele leads the way for Kingston this year, having scored seven times while adding 17 assists in 20 games of action this season.
The Attack will then wrap up their weekend on Sunday, Dec. 11 when the Barrie Colts come to town for a 2:00pm game.
As always, Sunday's affair is presented by the Investment Planning Counsel and will feature jersey giveaways, a post game skate with the team, and free popcorn for the first 200 children through the doors.
Owen Sound and the Colts will be meeting for the 3rd time on the year, after the Attack have dominated the two previous games with wins of 8-4 and 5-0 respectively.
Prior to venturing to Owen Sound, the Colts; who are 8-16-3-1with 20 points on the year, will take on the Windsor Spitfires and Flint Firebirds in what is a full weekend of action for them as well.
Tickets for both of the Attack's weekend games are available for purchase at the MacVicar & McComb ReMax Box Office, online at www.attackhockey.com, or by calling 519-371-7452.