Junior Hockey / Week That Was

WTW: IceDogs dominate and Kingston cools off Ottawa

Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images

Only a handful of weekends remain in the OHL regular season as every team is now down to single digit games left on the schedule.

Here are some of the story lines from the ‘Week That Was’ in the OHL.

Kingston cools of Ottawa

The 67’s entered play on Friday with 14 wins in their last 15 games, with their only loss coming against Mississauga in a shootout. They were facing the struggling Kingston Frontenacs, who had lost their last 15 games and only managed to score more than tan two goals in just two of those games. That all changed when Kingston skated away with a 3-2 win despite being out shot 39-13. It was the Fronts’ first win since January 13th.

Brazeau Scores 50, and 51

North Bay captain Justin Brazeau set a franchise record Sunday with his 51st goal of the season, the most ever for a Battalion. Brazeau now has 118 goals and 219 career OHL points, just 12 goals away from Wojtek Wolski’s franchise record of 130 career goals. Not bad for a 13th round pick in the 2014 draft.

Perfetti scores 30

For the second straight season a 16-year-old has reached the 30-goal mark, and he might not be the only one to do so. Perfetti leads all first year players with 30 goals and 62 points in 54 games. He’s scored six goals during his current four game goal scoring streak and has nine points over that stretch. Some other 16-year-olds are nearing 30 goals, Sarnia’s Jacob Perreault has scored 28, while Sudbury’s Quinton Byfield sits at 26.

IceDogs Dominant

Talk about a statement weekend for Niagara, going 4-0 and outscoring opponents 29-4. That included back-to-back shutouts against Peterborough and Owen Sound. The IceDogs’ are back atop the Central Division, currently leading the Sudbury Wolves by two points.

Big Week For Dhillon 

A big reason for Niagara’s recent success is their goaltender, with Dhillon earning the OHL Player of the Week honours. Now he definitely had his fair share of goal support recently but it was an impressive week for Dhillon none the less.

Erie Earning Extra Points

The Erie Otters continue to surprise. Despite being four points back of Windsor for the final playoff spot, the Otters just don’t seem to quit. They picked up another overtime win on the weekend, their ninth OT win of the season.

Photos by Terry Wilson / OHL Images

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