Mississauga Steelheads (13-14-1-1) at Erie Otters (22-4-1-0)
When: Today, 7 p.m.
Where: Erie Insurance Arena
On the air: WFNN-AM/1330, www.ottershockey.com (live stream)
Up next: at Peterborough (Thursday, 7:05 p.m.), at Ottawa (Friday, 7 p.m.)
What to watch: The Otters can complete a home-and-home sweep of Mississauga at home, where they are an OHL-best 15-0-0-0. … The Otters won the first two meetings with the Steelheads, both in Mississauga, by a combined 13-0 score, including a 6-0 win Friday night. … G Oscar Dansk posted a shutout in both games. … Dansk and G Devin Williams have combined for six shutouts. The franchise record for shutouts in a season is eight, set by J.F. Perras and Adam Munro, who had four apiece in the 2000-01 season. They also combined for seven – Perras 6, Munro 1 – in 1999-2000. … The Otters are five wins behind the second-longest home winning streak in league history. The St. Catharines Fincups won 20 in a row from Sept. 24, 1976 to Jan. 18, 1977. The record is 33 straight by the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in 1984-85. … C Brendan Gaunce has a goal and two points in his first two games as an Otter. … LW Dane Fox has seven goals in his last three games and a league-high 30 this season. … Fox is on pace for 75 goals, which would shatter the franchise record of 53 set by Cory Pecker in 2001-02, and rank among the best in league history. The OHL record is 81 (Ernie Godden for Windsor, 1980-81). Three players have scored 81 – Peter Lee (Ottawa, 1975-76), Tony Tanti (Oshawa, 1980-81) and Ray Sheppard (Cornwall, 1985-86). …The Otters are holding their sixth annual “Teddy Bear Toss” night. Fans that donate teddy bears receive a voucher for a free ticket to one of the following home games – Dec. 11 vs. Mississauga, Dec. 14 vs. London, Dec. 31 vs. Kitchener, Jan. 3-4 vs. Owen Sound and Jan. 12 vs. Windsor.
- Victor Fernandes
* denotes starters
Scratches: RW Joel Wigle (upper body), LW/D Nick Betz (lower body), RW Patrick Murphy (healthy), D Justin Felker (healthy)
Scratches: RW Sam Babintsev, LW Jacob Jammes
Referees: Bob Langdon, Chris Thornton; Linesmen: Drew Jackson, Fraser Williams