1) Today marks the second and final meeting between the Frontenacs and Rangers this season. On November 7th, the Frontenacs (11-5-1-1) handed the Rangers (13-1-0-3) their first regulation loss of the season.
2) The Rangers come into tonight’s game with a 27-6-4-0 record and 58 points, sitting fourth place in the Western Conference standings. The Frontenacs sit first in the East with a 25-11-2-1 record and 55 points.
3) The Rangers are 16-2-2-0 at the Aud this season, while the Frontenacs have a 14-6-0-1 record on the road.
4) The Frontenacs have a better win percentage on the road (.690) than at home (.667).
5) The Rangers are coming off a 4-2 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs on Friday night at the Aud, while the Fronts are playing their third game in 2 ½ days, their most recent being a 2-1 overtime win over the Attack last night in Owen Sound.
6) The Frontenacs are currently tied with two other teams for the longest current win streak in the OHL at 4-0-0-0. The Sarnia Sting are riding the league’s longest current point streak (4-0-3-1) with at least a point in each of their last eight games.
7) Rangers Ryan MacInnis (9-12=21) and Adam Mascherin (8-13=21) enter tonight’s game on 14 and 12-game point streaks, respectively.
8) Since being acquired by the Frontenacs on January 1st, Michael Dal Colle has registered five goals and four assists for nine points in three games played. He is currently on a five game point streak (6-5=11).
9) Kitchener boasts the league’s second best power play on home ice, converting on 27.4% of their opportunities. Kingston’s road penalty kill is 5th in the OHL, successfully killing off 84.2% of their shorthanded situations. The Fronts are also ranked 5th in the league in road power play efficiency, converting at 22.2%. The Rangers home penalty kill is 14th at 80.6%.
10) The Rangers have allowed the second fewest goals against in the OHL this season (97).
11) Ryan MacInnis leads the OHL in game winning goals with seven. Spencer Watson of the Fronteancs leads his team with five.
12) Jason Robertson of the Frontenacs is ranked ninth in OHL rookie scoring with 24 points, including 16 goals.