Friday, December 16, 2016 – Sudbury Wolves (14-16-2-0) vs. Kitchener Rangers (18-10-1-1) – 7:30pm
Home Game: 16 Season Game: 31
12 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TONIGHT’S GAME
1) Tonight marks the second of two meetings this season between the Sudbury Wolves and Kitchener Rangers. The Rangers handily defeated the Wolves 9-3 at the Sudbury Community Arena back on October 2.
2) The Kitchener Rangers boast the 6th best home PP in the league, executing at 21.6%. Their 16 goals at home on the power play are tied for the second most in the OHL. Kitchener’s home PK has dropped to 14th at 81.0%.
3) The Sudbury Wolves road PP is ranked 14th in the league at just 13.3%. Their road PK is 4th, coming in at 85.5%.
4) Connor Bunnaman (2G, 1A), Darby Llewellyn (2G, 1A) and Mason Kohn (1G, 2A) each had three-point performances the last time the Rangers faced the Wolves on October 2.
5) Rangers winger Jeremy Bracco saw his season long 26-game point streak halted on Sunday night in London. The 19-year-old registered 51 points (17G, 34A) in that span, which was the longest point-streak of the season in the OHL. He is now away with Team USA, set to participate in the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.
6) Tonight marks the fifth time in six games that the Rangers have faced off against an Eastern Conference opponent, going 2-1-1-0 against Kingston (x2), Ottawa and Mississauga.
7) The Sudbury Wolves are 12-0 when leading after two periods of play. When tied heading into the third period, the Rangers are 5-1.
8) When trailing after the first period of play, the Wolves have just one win in 12 games. In the 10 games the Rangers have trailed after 20 minutes, they are 4-6.
9) Kitchener has scored the game’s opening goal in 17 of 30 games this season, going 11-6 in that span. They are 7-6 when allowing the first goal of the game. The Wolves have a record of 11-5 when scoring first. They are 3-13 when allowing the first goal.
10) Greg Meireles’ 17 assists and 24 points remain tops in the league among rookies.
Adam Mascherin is tied for the league lead in power play goals with nine.
11) The Rangers season bests in goals in a game (9) and short-handed goals in a game (3) each came against the Sudbury Wolves back on October 2.
12) The Sudbury Wolves are 6-7-0-0 this season on the road. The Kitchener Rangers are 10-4-0-1 at the Aud.