Ottawa 67s (5-8-0)
This has been a week to forget for the 67s, as they lost all three of their games. The 67s’ defence continues to be a major problem as they allowed a total of 20 goals in those three games. Yes, that’s right, 20. T-w-e-n-t-y.
Ottawa 67s (4) at Niagara Icedogs (7):
Brutal is the one word I can come up with to describe this game. How else can you describe a game when a team allows seven goals? The 67s were out shot every period, and it showed on the score board. The 67s managed to make the game almost interesting after they scored two quick goals on the powerplay to make it a 7-4 lead for the Icedogs. Philipe Trudeau definitely had an off night, which isn’t good when the rest of your team did too. Trudeau, who allowed 6 goals on 25 shots, was then replaced by Jacob Blair who allowed 1 goal on 17 shots. Out of the three games they played this week, this should have been the easiest to win.
Ottawa 67s (2) at Erie Otters (6):
It looks like the Otters are a legitimate playoff team. It’s still pretty early in the season, but it’s hard to ignore a 9-2-1 start. This time, it was Jacob Blair’s turn to have a rough game. He allowed 6 goals on 21 shots. Trudeau took over and stopped all 10 shots he faced. The 67s only managed to have 16 shots on goal, so the fact that they even scored 2 goals is pretty lucky. Both goals came from Sam Studnicka. I would make a joke that he looked like a STUDnicka during that game, but they lost and it wouldn’t be appropriate.
Ottawa 67s (3) at Guelph Storm (7):
I’ve already used the word brutal to describe a game in this post, so I’ll just make up a word for this one. Embarassad. It’s not very original, but it describes the game pretty well. It was definitely embarassing, even more so because it was the second time that they had allowed 7 goals in four days. And everyone who watched the game on TV felt sad afterwards. So, embarassad. Trudeau started this one, making 40 saves, which sounds pretty good until you realize that 7 got by him.
So what do the 67s need? Let’s see, they’re allowing way too many goals, and not scoring enough. So… Everything? Unless they start winning in the next couple of weeks, I don’t see guys like Joseph Blandisi, Brett Gustavsen or Ryan Van Stralen sticking around for much longer.
This Week’s 3 Stars:
1st Star: Dante Salituro. Salituro scored a goal and had 3 assists in 3 games where the 67s scored 9 nine goals, that means he was a part of nearly 50% of the 67s’ goals this week
2nd Star: Brett Gustavsen. He continues to put up a few points here and there consistently, which seems a lot more impressive when hardly any others are able to. 1 goal and 2 assists this week.
3rd Star: Ryan Van Stralen. He’s got the same stats as Gustavsen, with a goal and 2 assists, but has a lower plus/minus.