Mississauga, ON – The Mississauga Steelheads are set to return to the Paramount Fine Foods Centre Friday evening to take on Arthur Kaliyev and the Hamilton Bulldogs, before heading on the road on Saturday to face the Niagara IceDogs for the third time this season.
Earlier this week, the team acquired forward Ty Collins from the Guelph Storm, who is set to appear in his first game as a Steelhead. The Newmarket, ON, native was originally selected by the Storm in the second round, #38 overall of the 2018 OHL Priority Selection. Collins has recorded 6 points (4G, 2A) while playing in 11 games this season.
While fans await to see the debut of Ty Collins, Mississauga will be without rookie defenceman Ethan Del Mastro this weekend, as he heads to the World U-17 Hockey Challenge in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Del Mastro’s first game with Canada Black will take place on Saturday, November 2nd at 9:00 PM ET, against Canada White.
NOVEMBER 1 vs. HAM (7:00 PM)
The Hamilton Bulldogs (7-8-1-0) sit seventh in the Eastern Conference this season, and are coming off a 5-4 shootout victory on Wednesday against the Barrie Colts. Forward Jen Jenik was named the first star of the game, registering 3 points (2G, 1A). The Bulldogs are led by Los Angeles Kings draft pick Arthur Kaliyev, who is currently tied for the OHL lead in points with 31 (16G, 15A).
The Steelheads played the Bulldogs on October 4th at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre, walking away with a 6-2 victory.
Friday, October 4th, 2019 – Hamilton 2 @ Mississauga 6
Friday, November 1st, 2019 – 7:00 PM – Paramount Fine Foods Centre
Friday, December 6th, 2019 – 7:00 PM – Paramount Fine Foods Centre
Saturday, December 7th, 2019 – 4:00 PM – FirstOntario Centre
Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 – 4:00 PM – FirstOntario Centre
Saturday, March 14th, 2019 – 7:00 PM – FirstOntario Centre
The Fish played one of their best games of the season, outshooting the Bulldogs 44-28. Richard Whittaker was named the first star of the game, as he registered 3 points (1G, 2A), while Kai Edmonds stopped 26/28 shots on goal (.929 SV%). In addition, Max Dodig scored the first goal of his OHL career.
NOVEMBER 2 @ NIA (7:00 PM)
The Niagara IceDogs (5-7-2-1) are currently on a two-game losing streak, falling to the London Knights and Barrie Colts. The IceDogs are powered by forwards Philip Tomasino (10G, 15A), Kyen Sopa (10G, 10A) and Akil Thomas (5G, 15A).
The Steelheads and IceDogs have matched up twice this season, splitting the season series with one win each. The Fish currently hold an all-time record of 27-20-0-3 against the Niagara IceDogs.
September 20th, 2019 – Niagara 3 @ Mississauga 1
October 18th, 2019 – Niagara 2 @ Mississauga 3
Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 – 7:00 P.M. – Meridian Centre
Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 – 7:00 P.M. – Meridian Centre
Friday, March 13th, 2020 – 7:00 P.M. – Paramount Fine Foods Centre
Thursday, March 19th, 2020 – 7:00 P.M. – Meridian Centre
Mississauga’s victory against Niagara came at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre on October 18th, where Thomas Harley led the way with 3 points (1G, 2A), while goaltender Joe Ranger stopped 33/35 shots (.943 SV%).
Tickets to Friday’s game against the Hamilton Bulldogs can be purchased by visiting the Box Office, online through ticketmaster.ca or by calling 905-502-9100.