Happy 45th Birthday to the Hounds! How good does this team look? Obviously getting better with age, too! One of the hottest, if not the hottest team right now in the OHL. They are for sure over the last 10 games with a 9-1-0-0 record and are on a 8 game winning streak. Their last win was a 4-1 win over Windsor. Boris Katchouk was named first star of the game putting up a pair of goals. David Miller scored the game winner late in the 2nd period, while goalie Joseph Raaymakers would make 35 saves on 36 shots faced. The win was his 12th of the season which has him tied for 4th most in the league among goalies.
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Keys to Success: Don't take penalties. Soo is 20.6% with the man advantage this season and will make them pay. They went scoreless with the PP against Windsor and I would be shocked to see that happen again. Morgan Frost has 7 PP goals for the Hounds which is tied for 4th most in the league, while Bobby MacIntyre has the 3rd mos PP assists with 12. The Colts will need to stay out of the box and if they do find themselves in penalty trouble they will need to try and control those guys.
Players to Watch: Other than the 2 mentioned in the keys to success section, Colts captain Cordell James has been solid for the team and has been putting up some points. I would look for him to come out hard in an attempt to get the rest of the team going.
Puck drop is set for 7:07 at Esar Centre.