Games 39-41/68- Northern Swing Jan 11,12, 14, 2018

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Games 39-41/68- Northern Swing Jan 11,12, 14, 2018

Postby attackisback on Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:38 pm

http://attackhockey.com/article/attack-journey-north


JANUARY 11, 2018
Attack journey north

The Owen Sound Attack are set to make their annual pilgrimage to Northern Ontario this weekend, with a trio of games beginning on Thursday night in North Bay.


Squaring off against the Battalion for the 2nd and final time in the 2017-18 to kickstart the northern swing, the Attack will also play Sault Ste. Marie on Friday night before concluding their four day roadie in Sudbury on Sunday afternoon.

Trending upwards after back to back wins snapped a seven game losing streak, the Attack will take their 16-16-1-5 record (38 points, 4th Midwest) into North Bay against a Battalion team that traded away its top two players at the trade deadline.

Sitting at 15-19-5-1 and in 3rd place in the Central Division, North Bay will welcome back former first round picks Brett McKenzie and Brady Lyle for the 1st time since both were dealt by Stan Butler to the Attack.

Thursday night’s game, a 7:00pm start, will also mark the 1st time that Owen Sound and North Bay will meet since the two sides squared off on Oct. 28 at the Bayshore, a 3-2 win for Owen Sound.

Following the game, which can be viewed live on Rogers Local 53 and listened to on Kia of Owen Sound/Terry’s Trailer Service Bear Radio on 560 CFOS, the Attack will travel further west for a meeting with the Canadian Hockey League’s top ranked Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

In first place in the OHL with 73 points thanks to a sterling 35-3-2-1 record, Sault Ste. Marie will play host to the Bayshore Boys for the 1st time since Owen Sound defeated the Hounds in Game 5 of last year’s Western Conference Semi Finals on Apr. 14.

The Hounds, who loaded up at the trade deadline by acquiring Taylor Raddysh and Jordan Sambrook from the Erie Otters, are led by OHL leading scorer Morgan Frost, who has 24 goals and 42 assists in 40 games on the year.

Nick Suzuki continues to pace the Attack offensively, leading the team with 18 goals and 32 assists in 34 games, while Sean Durzi has 47 points in 35 appearances for Owen Sound on the season.

Like Thursday night’s contest, Friday’s game against the Hounds will be available live on Rogers Local 53 and on Kia of Owen Sound/Terry’s Trailer Service Bear Radio on 560 CFOS.

The Attack will then complete their weekend with the 2nd and final meeting of the year with the Sudbury Wolves on Sunday afternoon to wrap up their road trip.

Fans should note, however, that Sunday’s 2:00pm contest in Sudbury will NOT be televised and is available only through Kia of Owen Sound/Terry’s Trailer Service Bear Radio or through the OHL Live web streaming service.

The Weekend Preview is presented by Joe Tomato’s, located next to the Galaxy Cinemas on the Sunset Strip. Fans can enjoy 50% off wings and appetizers at Joe Tomato’s following each and every Attack home game, simply by presenting their ticket stubs.

This season of Attack Hockey is brought to you by Lerners Personal Injury Lawyers and Bertrand & Muzzell Paralegal Services.
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Re: Games 39-41/68- Northern Swing Jan 11,12, 14, 2018

Postby hockeyfan99 on Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:55 pm

Hancock back tonight... the lineup is starting to take shape.
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Re: Games 39-41/68- Northern Swing Jan 11,12, 14, 2018

Postby stevey on Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:08 pm

Gadjovich not dressed ?? Hope he is just getting a rest
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Re: Games 39-41/68- Northern Swing Jan 11,12, 14, 2018

Postby attackisback on Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:10 pm

If it was rest he wouldnt have played last Sunday in Oshawa. No time for rest now sitting in 8th place
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Re: Games 39-41/68- Northern Swing Jan 11,12, 14, 2018

Postby hockeyhockeyhockey on Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:26 pm

Gadjovich is sick
your Owen Sound Attack...

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Re: Games 39-41/68- Northern Swing Jan 11,12, 14, 2018

Postby bullet15 on Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:54 pm

Any word on Hancock. Heard he may be dressed tonight.
bullet15 GO ATTACK GO!
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Re: Games 39-41/68- Northern Swing Jan 11,12, 14, 2018

Postby attackisback on Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:57 pm

See above
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Re: Games 39-41/68- Northern Swing Jan 11,12, 14, 2018

Postby hockeyfan99 on Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:04 pm

there is an example of how a weak goal can deflate a team and give the other some momentum. That first goal cannot go in and it’s been the story of the season.
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Re: Games 39-41/68- Northern Swing Jan 11,12, 14, 2018

Postby CHL Watcher on Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:22 pm

Same old.

You cannot win without goaltending.

If they were not totally committed to do what's necessary to get some top end goaltending.....

then why Beamish and Struthers at this point? Or at least....why Struthers? and a 2nd round pick?

I like the new guy.....but that's not value and that's not a good use of assets.

Everything available should have been used to accomplish job one on day one. Get goaltending that belongs on a contender. Tweaks? What the heck?

They'll be kicking themselves for a good while over decisions made this season.

Lafreniere has to get healthy and stay that way or this is going to be a disaster.

North Bay has an OHL goaltender. Nothing special....but he belongs in the league. He showed what that's about tonight.

Phillips looked weak on that last goal, also. Manpower disadvantage or not.
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Re: Games 39-41/68- Northern Swing Jan 11,12, 14, 2018

Postby Pitou on Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:28 pm

Great 52 minute effort but another 2 to 1 shot total loss.
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Re: Games 39-41/68- Northern Swing Jan 11,12, 14, 2018

Postby cubby01 on Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:31 pm

Where did the high powered offence go? Score a few more and goaltending is less of an issue.
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Re: Games 39-41/68- Northern Swing Jan 11,12, 14, 2018

Postby CHL Watcher on Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:35 pm

I should clarify what I'm thinking a bit.

If a goaltender was simply not available at any reasonable (sane) price, and I accept that it must be true, then the older guys that are not returning should have been moved out and the cupboards stocked to help Suzuki, Sushko, Dudas and company next season. Moving Struthers without any goaltending in place for this season (and certainly no solid backup to Lafreniere) was just the worst kind of fence sitting. If I'm Stan I'll do that deal every day and twice on Sunday..
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Re: Games 39-41/68- Northern Swing Jan 11,12, 14, 2018

Postby CHL Watcher on Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:39 pm

cubby01 wrote:Where did the high powered offence go? Score a few more and goaltending is less of an issue.


It is unacceptable to save pucks at the rate Attack goaltenders are saving pucks. Totally unacceptable. Say what you want....it's been ridiculous. A guarateed record, I'm sure.

The Attack dominated this game in every way for the great majority of the game. They cannot be expected to allow no shots at all.

The other team had a major advantage in this dude that kept diving in front of everything.
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Re: Games 39-41/68- Northern Swing Jan 11,12, 14, 2018

Postby Sounder76 on Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:10 pm

Anyone else think DD chose to 'not go all in"? For selfish reasons perhaps. Don't get me wrong, he has been our best GM ever. Just feel like he has one foot out...

We could have had any goalie for the right price. Wells likely needed a 2nd and say two 4ths. That is too much?

DD chose to stand pat to "get healthy". Fair comment for sure. Without Ollie we are cooked.

So frustrating for us fans.....
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Re: Games 39-41/68- Northern Swing Jan 11,12, 14, 2018

Postby Pitou on Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:34 pm

Wow just step back for a second and analyze how desperate we have become. As a saviour, we are longing for the return of a an .870' career save percentage goalie, who was a spare part of a team, last place in their division, acquired for a conditional 8th round pick. All this expectation and hope because he had a couple of decent starts. This is not Michael McNiven who went down folks. We have been beaten down for so long this year, we've lost concept of reality of what decent goaltending is. Not spectacular, decent. Lafreniere cannot reasonably be expected to be a saviour, even assuming he doesn't come back a bit tentative with his injury.

Yes folks, it pains me to say but at this point in the season the Attack are who they are. They will have to badly outplay their opponent each night for any hope of a win. That is not sustainable mentally or physically. I may have been fooling myself with hope.
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