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Game 47/68 Colts @ Attack Jan 31, 2018 7:00

Postby attackisback on Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:15 pm

http://attackhockey.com/article/attack- ... head-night

JANUARY 30, 2018
Attack to host Colts on Nick Suzuki Bobblehead Night

The Owen Sound Attack and Barrie Colts are set to meet on Nick Suzuki Bobblehead Night at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre.


Slated for a 7:00pm puck drop on Wednesday, Jan. 31, the Highway 26 Rivals will meet for the 4th time in the 2017-18, with Owen Sound still in search of their first win in the season series.

And while the action on the ice has huge implications in the playoff race for both the Colts and the Attack, fans in attendance will be just as excited for what takes place prior to puck drop.

Made possible by Lerner’s Personal Injury Lawyers and Bertrand & Muzzell Paralegal Services, the first 900 fans to enter the Bayshore on Wednesday night will receive an exclusive Nick Suzuki Bobblehead.

The Bobbleheads, which depict Suzuki celebrating a goal, will be evenly distributed to all entrances to the arena and fans will be able to pick them up when doors open at 6:00pm.

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On the ice, the Attack will hope Suzuki and his teammates will build on the momentum from their thrilling 2-1 win over the Guelph Storm in their last outing on Saturday, Jan. 27.

Sitting with a record of 20-19-2-5, good for 47 points and 4th in the Midwest Division, the Attack sit five points back of the Storm for 3rd in the division, but are only three back of the Windsor Spitfires who currently sit in 7th in the Western Conference.

Barrie, on the other hand, is in a race for top spot in the Central Division with the Niagara IceDogs and has posted a record of 27-17-2-1 through 47 games, which has them sitting at 57 points and two points back of Niagara for the top spot in their division.

Tickets for Wednesday night’s game are limited and can be purchased at the MacVicar & McComb ReMax Attack Box Office or by calling 519-371-7452.

The 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 Tomatos just by showing their ticket stub to their waiter or waitress.

This season of Attack Hockey is brought to you by Lerners Personal Injury Lawyers and Bertrand & Muzzell Paralegal Services.
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Re: Game 47/68 Colts @ Attack Jan 31, 2018 7:00

Postby hockeyhockeyhockey on Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:22 pm

Nice win .Olie solid again .Finally things starting to click .

The Attack should do more bobble head nights on Wednesdays.
Over 3100 last night, many lining up at 4:30.
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Re: Game 47/68 Colts @ Attack Jan 31, 2018 7:00

Postby cubby01 on Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:29 pm

Very nice win, refs were brutal but the boys worked through it. Ollie is steady and the offense was timely. What is up with #22, listed as a D man but never played a shift?
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Re: Game 47/68 Colts @ Attack Jan 31, 2018 7:00

Postby attackisback on Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:43 am

http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/2018/0 ... -top-lines



Attack win matchup of top lines
Greg Cowan, Pincher Creek Echo
By Greg Cowan, Owen Sound Sun Times
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 10:15:33 EST PM
Jackson Doherty celebrates his first period goal with Chase Campbell as the Attack would go on to win 4-2 over the Barrie Colts at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre on Wednesday. Greg Cowan/The Sun Times
Jackson Doherty celebrates his first period goal with Chase Campbell as the Attack would go on to win 4-2 over the Barrie Colts at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre on Wednesday. Greg Cowan/The Sun Times



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Colts goaltender makes a pad save as Owen Sound's Kevin Hancock tries to track down the rebound during the first period of the Attack's game against the Barrie Colts at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre on Wednesday. Greg Cowan/The Sun Times The Attack's Nick Suzuki reacts to getting a stick to the face as he breaks in on Barrie goaltender Leo Lazarev during the first period of the Attack's game against the Barrie Colts at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre on Wednesday. Greg Cowan/The Sun Times Jaden Peca beats Attack goalie Olivier Lafreniere, but he can't beat the crossbar during the first period of the Attack's game against the Barrie Colts at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre on Wednesday. Greg Cowan/The Sun Times Owen Sound Attack rookie Jackson Doherty celebrates his first period goal with Chase Campbell (No. 19) during the first period of the Attack's game against the Barrie Colts at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre on Wednesday. Greg Cowan/The Sun Times.


A fire cannot burn without oxygen, and all the firepower on the Barrie Colts barely had room to breathe against the Owen Sound Attack as they rolled to a 4-2 win at the Bayshore on Wednesday night.

The Colts line of Aaron Luchuk, Andrei Svechnikov and Dmitry Sokolov has been one of the best in the Ontario Hockey League since Sokolov came over from the Sudbury Wolves at the trade deadline.

The Owen Sound Attack spent the game matching their best step-for-step to subdue the trio.

“Power against power. We challenged our group to be better than their top line,” said assistant coach Jordan Hill after the game. “We asked them to answer the bell and those guys were up to the challenge.”

The Attack sent newly reunited top line Nick Suzuki, Kevin Hancock and Jonah Gadjovich over the boards whenever they saw the Colts power group, but it was defenders Jacob Friend, Markus Phillips and Trenton Bourque who logged big minutes shutting down the snipers.

“I think we’ve kind of got our swagger back now,” said team captain, Friend. “We’re doing the simple things well and it’s helping us get our confidence back.”

In the first period, the Attack had a golden opportunity to take the lead after Nick Suzuki’s breakaway opportunity was spoiled by a high stick.

The infraction drew blood, meaning Tyler Tucker of the Barrie Colts was sent to the sin-bin for four minutes.

On the power play, the two teams traded breakaways. Jaden Peca screamed a wrist-shot off the crossbar behind Attack goalie Olivier Lafreniere, at the other end, point-blank chances by Aidan Dudas and Kevin Hancock were turned aside by Colts goaltender Leo Lazarev.

The power play expired with the Attack outshooting the Colts 13-1, but nothing to show for it on the scoreboard.

Lazarev seemed destined to repeat his New Year’s Eve performance against the Attack when he stopped 48 shots in a Colts 4-1 win over Owen Sound. But, just over nine minutes into the game, Jackson Doherty whacked at a loose puck in front of the net putting home his own rebound to give Owen Sound the lead.

The rookie’s fifth of the season came on a fourth line shift in the middle of a period dominated by high-powered talent.

The Attack outshot the Colts 21-5 in the first period.

“The biggest thing is to just try to keep the puck out of their hands, if we have the puck obviously they’re not going to have it,” said Friend. “We just make sure we’re playing hard . . . getting under their skin.”

In the second period, more defensive play from the Attack helped the team on the scoreboard.

Brett McKenzie, playing shorthanded, streaked down the right wing all-alone on Lazarev dragging the puck across the goalie’s face and shooting it over his blocker.

Minutes later, on Nick Suzuki bobblehead night, the Attack’s leading scorer was given a penalty shot when a Barrie player shot a stick into Suzuki’s path - an infraction which earns an automatic free-breakaway.

The puck bobbled on Suzuki who couldn’t calm it down before forcing a backhand, Lazarev turned it aside with the blocker and Owen Sound remained up only two.

The Attack were whistled for five consecutive penalties in the second period. Owen Sound was playing with fire against the Colts big-three, but survived the period with the lead.

The two teams headed off the ice with the hometown crowd noisily voicing their displeasure with the officiating.

“It was very frustrating to sit there and watch how it went down. Sometimes you don’t agree with it,” said Hill. “At the end of the day it’s something we have to correct in the room. It’s unacceptable, especially in big games like that. It’s going to cost us.”

The third period has not been kind to the Attack this season, and the Barrie Colts have scored the most final-frame goals of any Ontario Hockey League team.

The Attack would strike first. Maksim Sushko batted in his own rebound to finish off a shorthanded two-on-one, the Attack’s second shorthanded goal of the game.

Finally, with just over 12 minutes remaining the Colts big horses would find pay dirt. In a rare moment of offensive possession while the teams were even strength, Luchuk floated a puck toward the goal which bounded off Svechnikov and into the net.

Minutes later, Svechnikov would score his 23rd of the season on the power play to cut the Attack’s lead down to one.

“A month ago when we were in that slump a lot of guys would just fold and it would be tough to bounce back,” said Friend of facing third-period adversity. “We knew that there was going to be a push back . . . we were going to bend, but we weren’t going to break.”

The Attack sealed the victory with just under three minutes to play when Gadjovich, Suzuki and Hancock controlled the play in the Barrie zone before Hancock knocked in his 14th of the year.

“That Suzuki line is arguably one of the best lines in the OHL, maybe the CHL,” said Friend. “What they do with the puck is pretty fun to watch.”

Defenceman Cole Cameron had two assists for Owen Sound, Dudas had nine shots on the night.

Olivier Lafreniere stopped 23 of the Colts 25 shots while Leo Lazarev got in front of 43 of the Attack’s 47 shots.

Next up, the Attack travel south to take on the Storm in Guelph. Owen Sound defeated Guelph 2-1 on January 27. Puck drop at the Sleeman Centre goes at 7:30 p.m.

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Re: Game 47/68 Colts @ Attack Jan 31, 2018 7:00

Postby CHL Watcher on Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:56 am

That's Barrie, Hamilton, Guelph, and Kitchener down...all teams ahead in the standings.....some way ahead (as in top ten CHL or close to it), while still playing with one hand tied behind their backs.

Yet pesky London....with no offense at all (on paper) blew them away. You gotta wonder. London....with fewer 10 point players than Owen Sound has 20 point guys. True story.


Coach McGill used to preach consistency. That's the thing. Find it and everything gets better. It's beginning to come.

Loving Ollie the goalie right now.....even if he came cheap as dirt. He's decent in that net....handles the puck fairly well....minimizes rebounds...helps his defense...and that's all I was hoping for by the time he came along. Stay healthy.
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Re: Game 47/68 Colts @ Attack Jan 31, 2018 7:00

Postby Pitou on Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:19 am

We are starting to get glimpses of what has been expected of this team. Lafreniere continues to grasp the opportunity. Good for him. This team needs to string some consistency down the stretch. London has always given Owen Sound fits. They seem to have our number for whatever reason. Almost psychological. The recent loss to Sudbury was also a low point in frustration but those things happen. Soo lost to Flint on Jan 20. Go figure this game.

The Attack need to beat those teams they are trying to climb past in the standings. A win against Guelph would be huge. Hopefully their best hockey of the season is ahead of them. I think so.
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Re: Game 47/68 Colts @ Attack Jan 31, 2018 7:00

Postby CHL Watcher on Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:44 pm

The thing with London seems to be....

...at least when playing OS....they have to look up 'missed opportunity' to even know what it is.

They find players and coaches who just don't miss an opportunity.

Take the two shorties for example. See an obvious opening and take it and finish. See the exact same issue repeated and repeat as necessary until OS wises up and throws out a true five person unit, resulting in an OS goal. No opportunity on the third attempt.....so things went a little bit better. Don't do the same thing twice if it didn't work the first time....or at least wait for a bit before trying it a second time. It's not a surprise to do something like that to the point that the other guy won't see it coming...except in the "I can't believe they did it again" way....which is frustrating if you're doing it and hilarious if you're not. See Marcus and the drop pass breakout last playoff for details....different coach....same mistake. Don't beat a dead horse. Don't keep convincing yourself something works if it doesn't.


and what's up with Chibrikov?
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Re: Game 47/68 Colts @ Attack Jan 31, 2018 7:00

Postby stevey on Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:48 pm

That was a solid game now add Durzi and Lyle to that. Ollie grasping the opportunity in front of him. Lets keep rolling boys 5 pts from being solely in 5th.I know alot of people are talking 4th but London will be hard to catch if the Attack stay healthy they should be able to get 4th.
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Re: Game 47/68 Colts @ Attack Jan 31, 2018 7:00

Postby Pitou on Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:30 pm

Playing by the numbers, the Attack are well positioned to gain ground. But numbers sometimes don't cooperate.

Of the three teams immediately ahead of the Attack in Western Conf standings (Windsor, Guelph and Saginaw), only Owen Sound has a positive GF/ GA record at +6
Windsor at -5 and should slide further after their sell off. 2-7-0-1 in last 10. Should be comfortably overtaken by Owen Sound. Guelph at a suprising -20. They must win close and lose big for those numbers and still be at .553. Surprised at those numbers... Saginaw at -11.

Now onto London. London with 20 games left. Owen Sound 21. Attack need to gain 8 points on London within that time. Assuming London plays .500 from here on in, which would be reasonable to good given their sell off, that means if the Attack win 14 of the last 21 at a .666 clip they would overtake the Knights in the standings. .666 is not un-achievable if they play consistently to the level we saw last night.

Now those numbers and a $1.90 will get you a cup of coffee.
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Re: Game 47/68 Colts @ Attack Jan 31, 2018 7:00

Postby Digger on Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:36 pm

Very good win last night. They found a way to get the next goal after Barrie got within one goal.

The refs were entertaining as well getting the fans riled.

The only concern I had was the number of times Phillips was caught pinching in allowing breakaways and odd man rushes when he should have been backing up. Not smart decisions and too risky in my opinion.
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Re: Game 47/68 Colts @ Attack Jan 31, 2018 7:00

Postby CHL Watcher on Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:03 pm

Funny you should say that as it is exactly what I was just thinking.

Go and watch the highlights from last night on the OHL website. On at least two occasions he saw the Attack lose possession while he was (one of) last man back and did not immediately get going. A moment of pause, as if it didn't register and it was enough of a pause that he had no part in the play....it was too late. Just go look at it.

He seems really prone to doing this in the last year or so. I never noticed it before that. I hope he watches lots of his own video. It's not something that can't be fixed.
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Re: Game 47/68 Colts @ Attack Jan 31, 2018 7:00

Postby hockeyhockeyhockey on Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:10 pm

I see bobble heads for sale on Facebook today for $20 plus.
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