Weekend Preview - Steelheads Look to Bounce Back
Mississauga, ON - The Mississauga Steelheads return to the Paramount Fine Foods Centre to take on the Niagara IceDogs on Friday night, before heading south of the border on Saturday to face the Erie Otters. Friday's game against the IceDogs marks the Steelheads first Redemption Game of the season, where unused tickets to previous games can be redeemed at the Box Office.
The Fish take on the IceDogs looking to avenge a loss in the season opener. James Hardie has been on a hot streak of late, as he's currently riding a 4-game goal streak (5G, 2A). Thomas Harley has recorded a point in all 6 games he's played this season (3G, 7A), while Kai Edmonds is coming off a 38 save performance against the Sudbury Wolves.
OCTOBER 18 vs. NIA (7:00 PM)
The Niagara IceDogs hold a 3-3-2-1 record this season, led by Nashville Predators draft pick Philip Tomasino who has registered 18 points (7G, 11A) in 9 games played. Akil Thomas, prospect of the LA Kings, has recorded 10 points (1G, 9A) in 6 games played. 2020 NHL Draft eligible goaltender Tucker Tynan has been stellar in net, leading the OHL with a .929 SV%.
The Steelheads and IceDogs faced off in Mississauga's home opener, where they IceDogs came out on top by a score of 3-1. Forward Nick Isaacson scored the lone goal in the game for the Fish, while goaltender Kai Edmonds made 33 saves. Friday night's game will be the second of six matchups between the divisional rivals this season.
September 20th, 2019 - Niagara 3 @ Mississauga 1
Friday, October 18th, 2019 - 7:00 P.M. - Paramount Fine Foods Centre
Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 - 7:00 P.M. - Meridian Centre
Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 - 7:00 P.M. - Meridian Centre
Friday, March 13th, 2020 - 7:00 P.M. - Paramount Fine Foods Centre
Thursday, March 19th, 2020 - 7:00 P.M. - Meridian Centre
The Steelheads have won 17 of 25 games all-time against the Niagara IceDogs while playing at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre.
OCTOBER 19 @ ER (7:00 PM)
The Erie Otters hold a 5-4-0-0 record this season and are lead by 2020 NHL Draft eligible prospect Jamie Drysdale, who has registered 12 points (2G, 10A) in 9 games. Third-year forward Maxim Golod is having a breakout year offensively, as he's scored 14 points (5G, 9A) in 9 games.
The Steelheads won the season series against the Otters in the 2018-19 season, with a 2-1-1-0 record in 4 games played, while outscoring Erie by a score of 18-13.
September 28th, 2018 - Erie 1 @ Mississauga 6
October 28th, 2018 - Mississauga 4 @ Erie 5 (OT)
March 9th, 2019 - Mississauga 3 @ Erie 5
March 12th, 2019 - Erie 2 @ Mississauga 5
Steelheads forward Keean Washkurak impressed in the series, registering 3 points (2G, 1A) in 4 games played while winning 62% of his faceoffs.
Saturday's game will represent the first of four meetings between the Steelheads and Otters this season.
Saturday, October 19th, 2019 - 7:00 PM - Erie Insurance Arena
Saturday, November 16th, 2019 - 7:00 PM - Erie Insurance Arena
Sunday, November 17th, 2019 - 2:00 PM - Paramount Fine Foods Centre
Monday, February 17th, 2019 - 2:00 PM - Paramount Fine Foods Centre
Tickets to Friday's game against the Niagara IceDogs can be purchased by visiting the Box Office, online through ticketmaster.ca or by calling 905-502-9100.
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