Who’s the busiest Bull­dog on Twit­ter? The an­swer high­lights our weekly by-the-num­bers look at the On­tario Hockey League.

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The num­ber of goals per game scored by Oshawa, the league lead­ers, this sea­son — twice as many as Hamilton, which comes in at 2.5. The bad news for the Gen­er­als, how­ever, is all those goals aren’t nec­es­sar­ily trans­lat­ing to wins. At the end of Week 3, they had a record of 3-2-1-0 and were tied with the Bull­dogs for last place in the East Di­vi­sion.


The num­ber of games on the On­tario Hockey League sched­ule de­cided in ex­tra time as of Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon — nearly 29 per cent — and the Bull­dogs were in­volved in four of them. Last sea­son, fewer than 21 per cent of games went beyond reg­u­la­tion.


The amount, in dol­lars, Bill and Denise Burke were to do­nate to the Merid­ian Cen­tre fundrais­ing cam­paign in ex­change for street re­nam­ing be­fore the deal was of­fi­cially de­clared dead Tues­day. One fac­tor that con­trib­uted to its demise was the du­ra­tion of the re­nam­ing, an is­sue the Ni­a­gara IceDogs own­ers and the City of St. Catharines couldn’t re­solve de­spite years of ne­go­ti­a­tions.


The num­ber of OHL teams in this week’s CHL Top 10. The Soo came in at No. 6 af­ter down­ing Wind­sor and Lon­don last week­end, while Sar­nia, which held the best record in the league at 6-1, was No. 8. Kingston also earned hon­ourable men­tion af­ter get­ting out to a 5-1 start.


The num­ber of times Bull­dogs de­fence­man Ben Glea­son has tweeted — the most of any­one on the team by a long shot. As of Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon, for­ward Zack Jack­son was the sec­ond-busiest on so­cial me­dia with 1,975 tweets fol­lowed by goalie Nick Donofrio at 1,173 and blue­liner Justin Lem­cke at 1,128.


The num­ber of OHL alumni on U Sports hockey ros­ters this sea­son, in­clud­ing five for­mer Bull­dogs. Michael Cra­marossa is suit­ing up for McGill, Brody Mor­ris is play­ing for Nipiss­ing, Adam Laishram is skat­ing for St. Fran­cis Xavier and Burling­ton na­tives Daw­son Carty and Stephen Harper are both in uni­form for Aca­dia.


The num­ber of straight losses racked up by Lon­don, which has the league’s worst record at 1-6 go­ing into the week­end. The last time the Knights had a start this ter­ri­ble was 2007-08, when they lost their first six games.


The num­ber of team den­tists listed on the North Bay Bat­tal­ion web­site. The Troops also have five physi­cians, an op­tometrist and an ath­letic ther­a­pist, mean­ing their med­i­cal staff is nearly twice as large as their nine-mem­ber scouting staff.


The num­ber of points Nick Suzuki reg­is­tered in two games last week­end — one more than the high­est-scor­ing Bull­dogs player has in six games this sea­son.

The At­tack for­ward and Ve­gas prospect was named OHL player of the week af­ter rack­ing up two goals and an as­sist against Sar­nia and a goal and three as­sists against Wind­sor. He goes into Week 4 tied for third in league scor­ing with 11 points. The num­ber of days un­til the Canada Rus­sia Se­ries rolls into On­tario. The six-game show­case is a key part of the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion process for both coun­tries in ad­vance of the World Ju­nior Cham­pi­onship. The OHL’s na­tional ju­nior can­di­dates will take the ice against Team Rus­sia hope­fuls Nov. 9 in Owen Sound and Nov. 13 in Sud­bury. The ros­ters have yet to be an­nounced.

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