Ottawa 67s Weekly Preview Nov. 19

The 67s only have two games this week, and they’re both against weak teams. The 67s should be able to avoid 8 straight losses.

Tuesday VS Belleville Bulls (5-13-4)

The Bulls are one of only two teams in the league below the 67s in the league standings. The Bulls and 67s have played each other once this season, in the 67s’ season opener. The 67s won the game 5-4. The Bulls’ offence is worse than the 67s’, and one of the worst in the league. The Bulls have the better defense, but not by much. They’ve allowed 95 goals while the 67s have allowed an even 100. As far as scoring goes, Brendan Gaunce is the team’s leading scorer with 22 points in 19 games. But I think their most impressive player this season has been Jordan Subban. He’s their top scoring defenceman with 17 points in 21 games, and is one of very few players with a positive +/-. Gaunce and Subban are both Vancouver Canucks draft picks.

Thursday VS Niagara Icedogs (6-13-4)

The 67s have played the Icedogs twice this season, splitting the two games at one win apiece. The 67s won the first matchup 3-2, and the Icedogs won the second meeting 7-4. The 67s should not be allowing 7 goals when playing a team like the Icedogs. So far this season, the Icedogs’ offence has been mediocre at best, and their defence is even worse. Their leading scorer, Carter Verhaeghe, has 38 points in 26 games. Verhaeghe is a Topronto Maple Leafs draft pick. He was taken in the third round this past draft. I want to find his draft video just so I know how to pronounce his name. Brendan Perlini is also having a great season. He has 36 points in 23 games, and is eligible for this year’s entry draft.

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