GD12 – Kingston Frontenacs vs. Kitchener Rangers – Dec. 9, 2016
Friday, December 9, 2016 – Kingston Frontenacs (13-12-1-1) vs. Kitchener Rangers (17-9-1-1) – 7:30pm
Home Game: 15 Season Game: 29
12 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TONIGHT’S GAME
1) Today marks the second of two meetings this season between the Kingston Frontenacs and Kitchener Rangers. The Frontenacs defeated the Rangers 4-3 in overtime at the Rogers K-Rock Centre a week ago tonight, on December 2.
2) The Kitchener Rangers boast the fifth best home PP in the league, executing at 24.6%. Their 16 goals at home on the power play are the most in the OHL. Kitchener’s home PK has dropped to 16th at 80%.
3) The Kingston Frontenacs road PP is ranked 19th in the league at just 12%. Their road PK is 6th, coming in at 84.5%.
4) Rangers overage defenceman Dylan Di Perna will play his final game against the team who drafted him in the second round, 23rd overall in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection. He played 66 regular season games over parts of two seasons with the Fronts before being traded to the Rangers along with a second round pick in 2015, for defenceman Evan McEneny.
5) Rangers winger Jeremy Bracco is on a season long 25-game point streak, registering 50 points (16G, 34A) in that span. It is the longest point streak in the OHL this season.
6) Tonight marks the fourth straight game the Rangers have faced off against an eastern conference opponent, going 1-1-1-0 against Kingston, Ottawa and Mississauga.
7) The Kingston Frontenacs are 7-0-0-0 when leading after two periods of play.
8) Over the course of the season, the Frontenacs have outshot their opponents in every period with the exception of overtime (1st: 249-239, 2nd: 281-248, 3rd: 268-231). In total, the Rangers have been outshot by their opponents during each period (1st: 309-279, 2nd: 323-292, 3rd: 308-245).Fri
9) Kitchener has scored the game’s opening goal in 17 of 28 games this season, going 11-6 in that span. They are 6-5 when allowing the first goal of the game. The Frontenacs have a record of 7-4 when scoring first. They are 6-10 when allowing the first goal.
10) Greg Meireles’ 17 assists and 24 points are tops in the league among rookies.
11) Adam Mascherin is currently riding a 13-game point streak (12G, 9A), and has points in all but two games played this season. He has registered points in all 13 games he’s played at the Aud (11G, 14A = 25). He is tied for the league lead in power play goals with nine.
12) The Kingston Frontenacs are 6-8-0-0 this season on the road. The Kitchener Rangers are 9-4-0-1 at the Aud.