Friday, January 5, 2018 – Mississauga Steelheads (16-22-0-1) vs. Kitchener Rangers (25-11-2-0) –7:30pm
Home Game: 20 Season Game: 39
12 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TONIGHT’S GAME
Compiled by: Alyscia Warner, Communications Manager
1) Today marks the first of two meetings this season between the Mississauga Steelheads and Kitchener Rangers. Their second and final game will take place on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14 at 11am at the Hershey Centre.
2) The Steelheads have won back-to-back games heading into tonight’s game. It’s the first time they’ve won two in a row since November 17 & 19.
3) The Steelheads win last night snapped the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds’ 23-game win streak. Mississauga took an early 3-0 lead in the first period then held on for a 4-3 shootout victory.
4) The Rangers have won five straight games heading into tonight.
5) Rangers’ alternate captain Adam Mascherin continues to ride a career-high 15-game point streak. He has registered 17 goals and 12 assists for 29 points during that span.
6) Mascherin maintains the fourth overall spot in league scoring with 52 points (28G, 24A) in 38 games played. Steelhead and Kitchener native Nicolas Hague sits 15th overall with 20 goals and 44 points in 38 games.
7) The Kitchener Rangers home power play is 3rd in the OHL, executing at a 27.1% efficiency (19-for-70). Their home penalty kill is 14th overall at 76.5% (52-for-68).
8) The Mississauga Steelheads road power play ranks 14th at 17.4% (15-for-86), while their road penalty kill is ranked last (20th) at 70.3% (64-for-91).
9) The Steelheads are just 5-15-0-0 on the road while the Rangers are 13-5-1-0 at home.
10) The Rangers have scored 13 more goals and surrendered 32 fewer than the Steelheads. Mississauga has played one more game.
11) Hague (MIS) and Mascherin (KIT) both like to shoot the puck; Hague sits third overall in the league in shots with 163 while Mascherin has registered 158.
12) The Steelheads are 12-0-0-0 when leading after one, and 12-1-0-0 when leading after two. They are 1-16-0-0 when trailing after one, and 2-20-0-1 when down after two.