Friday, February 25, 2018 – Ottawa 67’s (26-24-5-3) vs. Kitchener Rangers (39-17-2-0) – 2pm
Home Game: 28 Season Game: 59
12 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TODAY’S GAME
Compiled by: Alyscia Warner, Communications Manager
1) Today marks the second and final meeting of the season between the Ottawa 67’s and Kitchener Rangers. The Rangers claimed the first meeting in Ottawa on Family Day last week, 3-2.
2) The Rangers are on the second of a season-long four straight games at home, all of which occur within an eight day span.
3) The 67’s are playing their second game of five straight on the road, the second time their schedule has worked out as such this season.
4) Former Rangers forward and Ottawa 67’s centre Jacob Cascagnette makes his first return to The Aud since being traded to the Mississauga Steelheads near last season’s trade deadline. Cascagnette, a Kitchener native, spent 3 ½ seasons as a member of the Blueshirts.
5) 67’s general manager James Boyd spent parts of two seasons as a member of the Rangers from 1993-95.
6) Rangers’ centre Logan Brown is two points away from 200 career regular season points (70G, 128A = 198Pts).
7) Earlier this month, Rangers’ winger Adam Mascherin entered the Top-10 in all-time regular season points and all-time regular season goals by a Ranger. Entering tonight, he has amassed 118 goals and 284 points in 250 regular season games.
8) Rangers’ captain Connor Bunnaman recently entered the Top-10 in all-time regular season games played for the Kitchener franchise. Tonight will be his 256th career regular season game in a Rangers uniform.
9) Kitchener’s Adam Mascherin sits 11th overall in league scoring with 74 points (36G, 38A) in 58 games played. Centre Sasha Chmelevski leads the way for Ottawa with 60 points (31G, 29A) in 58 games played.
10) The Kitchener Rangers home power play is 5th in the OHL, executing at a 24.5% efficiency (23-for-94). Their home penalty kill is 9th overall at 79.4% (73-for-92). The Ottawa 67’s road power play ranks 17th at 17.3% (18-for-104), while their road penalty kill is ranked 9th at 81.7% (98-for-120).
11) Overall, the Rangers boast the 3rd best PK in the OHL, while the 67’s are 20th overall on the PP.
12) The Wolves have only led after 40 minutes 14 times, but have won 12 of those games. The Rangers are 18-0-0-0 when leading after the first period.