The Ottawa 67’s have been new levels of hot the past month and with the trade deadline coming up on Friday, we may see some new additions in the week. With that being said, let’s take a look at the week that was!
Week 16 review
@Oshawa: The Generals certainly aren’t the team we thought they would be after that crazy start they had. The 67’s got on the board quickly with a goal from Joe Garreffa after he was set up with a wide open net by a gorgeous pass from Nikita Okhotyuk. Less than 10 minutes later, the 67’s would get another goal from Cam Tolnai, his second on the year. Just over 5 minutes into the second, the Generals would get on the board. Every time the 67’s and Gens meet, it seems I write the name Brett Neumann at least 1 time. The 67’s didn’t take long to answer back. It would take only 54 seconds for Jack Quinn to rip one bar down and restore the 67’s 2 goal lead. Brett Harrison would get the game within one to end the second, but the 67’s would add 2 more in the third to win the game by a score of 5-2. My predictions record is now 26-7
Vs. Kingston: There were so many goal in this game. The 67’s dictated the game for the most part and only had a couple of lapses in focus. The game was rather easy for them. Jack Quinn scored a hat trick and has now scored 12 goals in his last 8 games. He is coming along nicely and is going to be a steal for whatever NHL team drafts him. One guy who has been a nice addition to the 67’s is Adam Varga. Varga has been steadily getting better and better since he arrived and has become a rather nice depth player. The 67’s can count on Varga to be a responsible player and score a goal here and there. Players like that are very under rated. He scored in the Kingston game too. We see flashes of excelence from the kid!
My predictions record improves to 27-7 as the 67’s set a franchise record with 15 straight wins.
Vs. Erie: The Otters are a lot worse than I had anticipated. The Otters can’t score goals. That is abundantly obvious. Fun fact, Cedrick Andree won’t allow a goal against the Otters this season (unless they meet in the OHL finals). In 2 games against the Otters, the 67’s won 2-0 and 5-0. There is only one goal that I really need to talk about from this game, here it is.
This goal is something else. The 67’s are on a different level right now. That kind of passing was something we could only dream of when the year started. I remember talking about how we couldn’t make a break out pass let alone cycle the puck around like this! This team has come a long way since the last time they played the Otters, and it showed on Sunday. That being said, I picked the 67’s to lose. My record is now 27-8. Oh, and here’s the teddy bear goal.
Here is a look at the standings after week 16.
Week 17 preview
Trade Deadline: The OHL trade deadline is January 10th at 12 p.m.
Vs. Guelph: The 67’s will welcome the Guelph Storm to TD Place Arena for the first time since game 5 of the OHL finals last season. It will be “Dunder Mifflin Night” on Friday. The last time these two met was September 20th, and the 67’s won the game in a shootout. Here’s the shootout!
Let’s also not forget that Cedrick Andree made this save to force overtime.
Nico Daws was also lights out in that game stopping 40 of the 42 shots the 67’s put on net. I’m expecting another goalie battle in the game Friday, and I’m also expecting another shootout. Ottawa is once again going to beat the Guelph Storm 3-2 in a shootout.
@Peterborough: The Petes have been struggling as of late, and things might be getting worse for them, OHL Insiders reports.
This whole thing is coming down to who gets Akil Thomas. As of 10:27 Wednesday January 8 2020, no deal has been reached for the IceDogs to trade Akil Thomas. The teams in the running are supposedly the Ottawa 67’s, the London Knights, the Saginaw Spirit, and the Peterborough Petes, and as of 10:40, it looks like it’s going to be the Petes. For more info on the whole situation, visit this Twitter account: https://twitter.com/OHLinsiders
As for the game, it’s hard to predict. We don’t yet know who is going to be on either roster. But for the time being, I’m taking the 67’s to extend that win streak to 18 games and deal with the Petes easily in a 5-2 fashion.
Vs. Owen Sound: The Attack are sitting in 9th in the West, and while last week I predicted a huge upset, I’m not going to this week. This should be a rather easy game for Ottawa, but the Attack have some decent players. The last time Ottawa played Owen Sound was the season. Ottawa won the game in a shootout, but don’t expect the same thing this time around. Ottawa is going to win this game 9-4.
Sorry this one is a bit shorter. Keeping tabs on the deadline has taken most of my time lately. But as always, follow me on Twitter @FrankieVideo for more 67’s news!