Tuesday, November 15, 2016 – London Knights (12-3-2-1) vs. Kitchener Rangers (11-6-0-1) – 7pm
Home Game: 10 Season Game: 19
12 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TONIGHT’S GAME
1) Tonight marks the second of six meetings between the London Knights and Kitchener Rangers this season. The first meeting was a
5-4 come-from-behind win for the Knights back on October 20th at Budweiser Gardens in London.
2) The Kitchener Rangers boast the second best home PP in the league, executing at 27.5%. Their 14 GF on the home PP is the most in the OHL. Their home PK is ranked 6th at 87.5%.
3) The London Knights road PP is the second best in the league, executing at 30.3%. Their road PK, however, is ranked 19th in the OHL at just 74.3% efficiency.
4) The Knights are 336-29 in the regular season when leading after two periods from 2006-07 to 2015-16. They are 8-2 this season when leading after 40 minutes.
5) Rangers winger Jeremy Bracco is on a season long 15-game point streak, registering 30 points (11G, 19A) in that span. He is just eight points away from 100 career regular season points with the Rangers. Knights centre Cliff Pu is on a 14-game point streak, registering 28 points (11G, 17A).
6) Rangers’ centre Mason Kohn is six points away from 100 career regular season points (35G, 59A = 94 points in 189 games played).
7) London has had five goaltenders see playing time for the Knights so far this season (Jordan Kooy, Tyler Johnson, Tyler Parsons, Emanuel Vella, Trenton McGrail), the most of any OHL team.
8) Kitchener has scored the game’s opening goal in 11 of 18 games this season, going 6-5 in that span. They are 5-2 when allowing the first goal of the game. The Knights have a record of 8-1 when scoring first. They are 4-5 when allowing the first goal.
9) Rangers’ winger Adam Mascherin is fourth in the league in points with 31 (10G, 21A).
10) Greg Meireles leads the OHL in rookie scoring with 18 points (5G, 13A) in 18 games played. London’s Alex Formenton leads Knights rookies with 10 points (5G, 5A) in 18 games played.
11) The Knights are fourth in the OHL in GF with 81, trailing Erie (97) and Sarnia (85). Kitchener has registered the next highest number of goals with 76.
12) The London Knights are 4-2-1-0 this season on the road. The Kitchener Rangers are 7-1-0-1 at the Aud.