OTTERS WATCH: Erie Otters vs. Owen Sound Attack

   October 9, 2013 2:25 pm    0

 

Owen Sound Attack (3-3-0-1) at Erie Otters (3-2-1-0)
When: Today, 7 p.m.
Where: Erie Insurance Arena
On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream)
Up next: at Kitchener (Friday, 7:30 p.m.), vs. Saginaw (Saturday, 7 p.m.)
What to watch: The Otters look to win their second straight home game after beating North Bay 8-4 in their home opener this past Saturday night. They won back-to-back home games only twice in the past two seasons, and never won more than two in a row in that time. … RW Connor Brown is tied for fourth in the OHL with 13 points (6 goals, 7 assists). LW Dane Fox also ranks among the top 20 with nine points (5 goals, 4 assists)… The Otters rank eighth in the league with 22 goals against. … LW Andre Burakovsky had a career-high five points (goal, 4 assists) in his home debut. … RW Joel Wigle (shoulders) is expected to make his season debut after being medically cleared. … He joins rookie C Dylan Strome and LW Stephen Harper on the third line. Harper rejoins the lineup after serving a one-game suspension. … The top two lines – Burakovsky-Connor McDavid-Brown and Fox-Michael Curtis-Hayden Hodgson remain intact. … The Otters have the league’s top power play at 41.7 percent (10-for-24) following a 3-for-3 outing against North Bay. They capitalized on a No. 1 unit featuring Brown, Burakovsky, Fox, McDavid and D Adam Pelech. … D Cory Genovese serves the second game of his five-game suspension. … Attack C Gemel Smith, a Dallas Stars prospect, leads the league with 10 goals and 14 points. … The Attack have scored 27 goals in seven games (3.9 per game) but allowed 33 goals (4.7 per game).

– Victor Fernandes

 

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