For the 10th straight season in St Catharines, the Niagara IceDogs are set to being the OHL Playoffs. In this decade of on-ice success, the IceDogs have been involved in three Eastern Conference championships, winning two, numerous semi-final berths and one very notable first round upset.
The Niagara IceDogs will take part in the OHL playoffs for a 10th consecutive season in St Catharines, despite losing 6-1 in Mississauga. A North Bay loss on home ice to Kingston clinched the 8th seed for the Dogs, just as the game at the Hershey Centre was ending.
The IceDogs fired 44 shots at the Mississauga Steelheads but could manage only one goal falling 4-1 to the visitors. Outshot 13-10 in the first, the Dogs held advantages of 19-8 and 15-10 in the final two periods.