IT WAS A GOOD WEEK! THE 67S HAD A GOOD WEEK! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!
Belleville Bulls (4) at Ottawa 67s (9):
Maybe the 67s should request more morning games? Tuesday was their annual School Day Game. The arena was filled with thousands of screaming kids (13,294 to be exact), and I guess the 67s enjoyed it, scoring a season high 9 goals. The first period was very even, with a score of 2-2 after 20, and the Bulls leading in shots 16-15. Brett Gustavsen opened the scoring just under 4 minutes in to give the 67s a 1-0 lead. Under a minute later, Niki Petti scored for the Bulls, tying the game at 1. Tyler Hill gave the 67s a 2-1 lead at the 14 minute mark. It didn’t last long, as the Bulls tied the game yet again 3 minutes later. It was a wild second period, with a total of 6 goals that were scored. It took less than a minute for the fifth goal of the game, as Ryan Van Stralen gave the 67s their third lead of the game. But the Bulls would tie the game for the third time from a Garrett Hooey goal. The 67s would take the lead again, and add to it with goals from Dante Salituro and Brendan Bell. The Bulls cut the lead to one off of Jordan Subban’s goal, but Brendan Bell would score again to regain a two goal lead. The shot count for the second period was 13-12 for the Bulls. The third period was all 67s, as they scored three unanswered goals for a final score of 9-4. The goals were scored by Tyler Hill (his second of the game), Nevin Guy, and Brendan Bell, getting the hat trick.
Niagara Icedogs (2) at Ottawa 67s (5)
They may not have scored 9 goals, but this was a pretty exciting game nonetheless. The first period was somewhat odd. A total of 3 goals were scored, but there was a total of only 11 shots. The shots were 6-5 for the Icedogs, but the 67s went into the intermission with a 2-1 lead. Joseph Blandisi scored an early to give the 67s the first lead of the game. Owen Stuart added to the 67s lead with his first goal of the season. Eric Ming would cut the lead to one with a little over 9 minutes remaining in the opening frame. Billy Jenkins tied the game with the only goal of the second period. The 67s were once again outshot, this time 10-5. They had a total of 10 shots through 40 minutes. The game would stay 2-2 until the 3 minute mark of the third period. Ryan Van Stralen scored to give the 67s a 3-2 lead. Then, just 33 seconds later, Tyler Hill would add to the lead, making it 4-2. But they still weren’t done. Van Stralen would score again, giving the 67s a 5-2 win. They scored those 3 goals in just 1:52.
This Week’s 3 Stars
1st Star: Brett Gustavsen. 2 goals and 3 assists in 2 games is very impressive. But what was most impressive is his +6.
2nd Star: Ryan Van Stralen. He scored 3 goals and 2 assists in just 2 games. He was also a +3.
3rd Star: Dante Salituro. 1 goal, 4 assists and was +5. Great week for him.