After a tough first week of the season, the Mississauga Steelheads are back at home for the weekend, facing off against the Erie Otters and Kingston Frontenacs. Following a 4-3 overtime loss to the Ottawa 67’s, the Steelheads faced off against the Niagara Ice Dogs, losing 8-6 in a high scoring affair.
With 9 goals in 2 games, the Steelheads are looking for their first win of the season on Friday, when they take on the Erie Otters. The Steelheads are also looking forward to getting the help of Owen Tippett, who was returned to Mississauga this week after training camp with the Florida Panthers. Secure your seats
Erie is 1-0-0 on the season after an impressive 12-1 win against the Flint Firebirds. In 2 meetings last year, the Steelheads won both of their games against the Otters and are hoping to do the same this year.
The Kingston Frontenacs started their season with a 4-0 loss against the Peterborough Petes, but bounced back in their following game with a 5-2 win against the Oshawa Generals. The Steelheads won their season series against the Frontenacs in the 2017-2018 season 3-1, winning both of their home games. Secure your seats
Mississauga Steelheads – Players to Watch
Owen Tippet: The 10th overall pick in the 2017 NHL entry draft is ready to make his return to the Steelheads after training camp with the Florida Panthers. Tippett finished his 2017-2018 campaign with 75 points in 51 games, and is looking to continue that trend.
Cole Carter: The newly appointed captain posted 44 points in 66 games during his 2017-2018 campaign split with the Kitchener Rangers and Mississauga Steelheads. The veteran is off to a great start with 3 points in 2 games and is looking to continue that trend.
Erie Otters – Players to Watch
Kyle Maksimovich – In all seasons but his rookie year, the Hamilton, Ontario native has finished with over a point per game in his OHL career. Wanting to continue that trend, Maksimovich started his 2018-2019 campaign with 3 goals and 1 assist in Erie’s 12-1 win against the Flint Firebirds.
Gera Poddubnyi – The 58th overall pick in the 2016 import draft is off to a hot start, posting 2 goals and 2 assists in his first game of the season. Posting 36 points in 65 games in 2017-2018, Poddubnyi is hoping to improve on those numbers, and his current start is showing that he just might.
Kingston Frontenacs – Players to Watch
Jason Robertson – The 39th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Jason Robertson has started his season off with 3 goals in 2 games. The Dallas Stars draft pick finished his last 2 seasons with over 80 points and is looking to continue that trend.
Jacob Murray – Drafted 13th overall in the 2018 OHL Priority Draft, the Oakville, Ontario rookie has 1 point in 2 games. He posted 34 points in 35 games games with the Oakville Rangers Minor Midget prior to his draft year.