Shutouts, stitches and post-season berths top our weekly by the numbers scan of the OHL
Goals scored by Erie Otters winger
Alex DeBrincat in each of the last three seasons, making him the second player in Ontario Hockey League history and first in 40 years to put up a trio of 50-goal campaigns back-to-back-to-back. The 19-year-old Chicago Blackhawks prospect scored twice in a 4-3 win over the Oshawa Generals Monday to join Dale McCourt on the exclusive list. The former NHLer accomplished the feat in 1977, after tallying at least 53 goals in three straight campaigns with the Hamilton and St. Catharines Fincups.
Stitches required by Hamilton
Bulldogs forward Matt Luff, who split his forehead open on the glass in Peterborough’s Memorial Centre Thursday. The Los Angeles Kings prospect, 19, has missed two games since with a mild concussion.
Regulation losses incurred at
home this season by the Erie Otters. With five games to go, the league leaders are 27-0-1-1 at Erie Insurance Arena with their only two defeats coming in a shootout to Hamilton and in overtime to Owen Sound. What’s really amazing, though, is they won’t set a new OHL record even if they win all five of their remaining tilts — the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds won all 33 of their home games in the 1984-85 campaign.
Shutouts racked up by Owen Sound Attack goaltender Michael
McNiven en route to a new franchise record. The 19-year-old Montreal Canadiens prospect stopped 16 shots in a 4-0 win over the Flint Firebirds last Wednesday to surpass Jordan Binnington on the team’s all-time list. His five shutouts this season tie him for second in the OHL, while his win tally (31) and goals-against average (2.17) are tops.
Shutouts recorded by Waterdown
native and former Niagara IceDogs netminder Mark Visentin in 2011-12 — a single season record. He had 14 altogether in his four-year OHL career.
OHL games missed over the past
two seasons by oft-injured Hamilton Bulldogs blueliner Reilly Webb. After recovering from two shoulder separations, surgery and a freak accident in which he cut his ankle open with his own skate, the 17year-old from Stoney Creek is expected to return to the lineup Thursday when his club visits the Barrie Colts.
Teams that have clinched an OHL
playoff berth as of Wednesday. The Erie Otters were the first to earn an “X,” followed by London, Sault Ste. Marie, Owen Sound, Windsor, Oshawa and Peterborough — not necessarily in that order.
Dollars donated to the Owen Sound
Cardiac Rehabilitation Program in the wake of the Attack’s annual Heart Beats and Hockey Sticks fundraiser. The team has now raised a total of $62,000 over the past two seasons for the initiative, which helps local residents reclaim their health after heart surgery or a diagnosis of cardiac disease.
Days left to complete the City of Hamilton’s hockey survey. Inspired by The Spectator’s Pay to Play series, the idea is to gather information about the cost and structure of hockey in Hamilton from local residents — players, parents, coaches, etc. — already involved in the sport. It’s available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/hamiltonhockeysurvey until the end of the month.