GD12 – Game 4: Owen Sound Attack vs. Kitchener Rangers – Mar. 29, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 – (3) Owen Sound Attack vs. (6) Kitchener Rangers – 7pm
Owen Sound leads best-of-seven series 2-1
12 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TONIGHT’S GAME
Compiled by: Alyscia Warner, Communications Manager
1) After a split in Owen Sound, the Attack claimed the first game of the series at the Aud, 4-0, on Monday night to take a 2-1 series lead.
2) The Rangers skated into the series with ten roster players making their OHL playoff debuts (Yantsis, Guest, Meireles, Richardson, Schiemenz, Damiani, Gentles, Peterson, Seitz and Vallati). Of those ten, Yantsis (1G), and Guest (1A) have registered their first career playoff points.
3) The Owen Sound Attack have seen four members of their team dress in their first career playoff games this postseason (Sushko, Cameron, Dudas, Roberts). Of those four, Sushko is the lone rookie to have registered his first career playoff points (1G, 1A).
4) The Kitchener Rangers finished the regular season with the 6th ranked power play in the OHL, executing at 21.6%. They currently sit 15th in postseason power play efficiency at 7.7% (1-for-13).
5) The Owen Sound Attack finished the regular season with the top ranked power play in the OHL, executing at 28.4%. They currently sit 11th in postseason power play efficiency at 20.0% (3-for-15).
6) The Rangers finished the regular season with the 19th ranked penalty kill in the OHL, finishing at 77.7%. They currently sit 6th in the postseason on the PK at 80.0% (12-for-15).
7) The Attack finished the regular season with the 3rd ranked penalty kill in the OHL, finishing at 83.5%. They currently sit 2nd in the postseason on the PK at 92.3% (12-for-13).
8) Attack defenceman Santino Centorame currently sits tied for third in OHL playoff scoring with two goals and six points in three games.
9) Rangers’ forwards Connor Bunnaman and Greg Meireles are slated to return to the lineup tonight after missing Games 2 and 3. Bunnaman was dealt a two-game suspension for slew-footing, and Meireles was out with a lower-body injury.
10) Rangers’ forward Riley Damiani is tied for the playoff lead in shots on goal among rookies with nine.
11) Rangers’ goaltender Luke Opilka ranks third in the playoffs in saves with 109.
12) Owen Sound goaltender Michael McNiven leads OHL goaltenders in the playoffs in GAA with over three games played (1.01) and is second in save percentage (.958%).