When: Sunday, 2 p.m.
Where: Ottawa Civic Centre – Ottawa, Ontario
On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream)
Up next: at Belleville (Monday, 2 p.m.), vs. Sault Ste. Marie (Friday, 7 p.m.)
Fast facts: The Otters continue an always difficult three-game East Division road trip against the Eastern Conference’s No. 2 team. They squandered an early 2-0 lead in a 9-3 loss at Kingston Friday. … They were officially eliminated from playoff contention with the loss to the Frontenacs. … Erie’s magic number to clinch the No. 1 pick in the OHL Priority Selection stands at eight. Any combination of Otters losses and Kingston wins totaling eight points would secure the pick. … The Otters face former teammate Mike Cazzola for the first time since the overage center was traded to Ottawa last month. He has six goals and 23 points in 15 games with the 67’s. … The Otters played Friday without F Dane Fox (20 goals, 24 assists, 44 points) and D Adam Pelech (2-10-12), who were battling the flu. … The Otters lost to Ottawa 4-1 at Tullio Arena Oct. 22. … The Otters need to win eight of their final 14 games to avoid equaling or breaking their single-season record for fewest wins (15 in 2006-07). The 2006-07 team also holds the mark for most losses in regulation (50). … The OHL’s worst offense (126 goals) needs to score 55 goals (3.9 per game) to avoid breaking the franchise’s record low of 181 set in the 2002-03 season. … The 67’s remained a point behind Niagara in the battle for the conference’s regular-season championship following a 4-3 loss to Peterborough Saturday. The IceDogs faced Sault Ste. Marie Saturday night… The game against Peterborough had been moved from Friday because of a leaky roof at Ottawa Civic Centre. But today’s game will be played as scheduled. … RW Tyler Toffoli (43-42-85) leads the league in goals and points and ranks sixth in assists. … The 67’s are third in the league with 225 goals scored.
– Victor Fernandes