The IceDogs rode three unanswered goals and the strong goaltending of Stephen Dhillon to a 4-2 victory over visiting London. With the win, the IceDogs have climbed into first place tie with Barrie in the OHL's Central Division.
The IceDogs finished their OHL weekend just two points out of first in the Central despite a 3-1 loss in Saginaw. Kirill Maksimov scored the only goal, his 9th on the power play and 16th of the year, in the first period.
A season high four goal second period propelled the IceDogs to a 5-2 win over visiting Erie Otters. With the victory, the Dogs third straight, Billy Burke's squad stays 4 points behind first place Barrie and 6 points clear of third place Mississauga in the OHL Central.
Bradey Johnson and Liam Ham each scored a pair as the IceDogs negated an early 2-0 deficit, winning 5-3 over visiting Mississauga. The win moves Niagara four points clear of Mississauga for second in the Central Division, two behind first place Barrie.
Stephen Dhillon made 29 saves and rookie Philip Tomasino scored the game winner in the third as the IceDogs won a 3-2 matchup with Ottawa. The home ice victory was the 10th of the season and move them within 4 points of first place Barrie in the Central Division of the OHL.
Colton Incze was outstanding in goal but it wasn't enough as the IceDogs lost 3-1 in Mississauga. Getting the start against the league's top rated power-play, Incze made several great stops at the Steelheads went 1 for 14 with the man advantage.
The IceDogs got contributions from 6 different goal scorers in a 6-1 win on home ice over North Bay. The Dogs have now won two of their past three and are just four points out of top spot in the Central Division of the OHL.
The IceDogs announced today that the team has acquired overage forward Adrian Carbonara from the London Knights in exchange for a 4th round pick in 2020. One year ago, Carbonara accumulated 12 goals and 33 points in 63 games.
Matt Philip scored a pair of goals, including the game winner, as the IceDogs picked up a big two points in North Bay winning 4-3 on Sunday. The win solidifies the Dogs second place spot trailing only Barrie in the OHL's Central Division.
When Bradey Johnson scored his first OHL goal less than two minutes into the Saturday contest in Barrie, it looked to be the start of something good. Looks were deceiving as the Colts won 6-1 over the visitors from St Catharines.
In 11 Niagara IceDogs visits to the Essar Centre in Sault Ste Marie, only two trips have resulted in victory and both were shutout wins. Stephen Dhillon kept the CHL’s 6th ranked team off the scoresheet for 30 minutes but it wasn’t enough as the Dogs fell 4-1 in the Soo.
Ben Jones scored a pair of goals and added two assists but it wasn’t enough as the IceDogs lost in overtime 6-5 in Sudbury. Jones opened the scoring just after the mid-way mark of the first and gave the Dogs a 5-4 early in the third.
Mississauga's specialty teams and timely goaltending lead the hometown Steelheads to a 4-1 win over the IceDogs Sunday. A short-handed goal and a pair of power-play markers provided more than enough offence.
The Niagara IceDogs have now recorded points in seven straight games after a 4-3 shootout defeat to visiting Oshawa. The last team to defeat the Dogs in regulation will be here Saturday night as the Sudbury Wolves come to town.
The IceDogs head into a three game OHL weekend beginning Thursday night having been noted in the weekly CHL Junior Hockey Top10. With a record of 7-2-2, good enough for 16 points, the Dogs received honourable mention in the week 6 poll.