An important bounce-back 2014-15 campaign began in Leitrim
during the final week of August, marking the start of the Jeff Brown era.The team’s new regime put together a squad
that should catapult the Barberpoles back into the playoffs.
While Brown and general manager Pat Higgins stayed with a
fairly similar forward corps to last season, the defence and goaltending positions
became the most interesting as draft picks pushed to make two already-young
positions even younger.
If there were a game to perfectly sum up the last two seasons
of Ottawa 67’s hockey – coming so close to making things interesting only to lose
in embarrassing fashion – it was Sunday’s game in North Bay, a 12-1 blowout loss to
eliminate them from playoff contention.
Kingston Frontenacs scored three unanswered goals to defeat the Ottawa 67’s 5-4
in overtime. The 67’s gave up a 4-2 lead
with less than 5 minutes remaining in the third period sacrificing a much
needed two points.
prospect, Henri Ikonen opened the
scoring for the Frontenacs. Converting
on a bad 67’s line change, Corey Pawley
slid the puck to Ikonen in the slot and he made no mistake but to re-direct it
behind Philippe Trudeau in the
Ottawa net. After hitting a couple
posts, the 67’s capitalized off a wide rebound.
Dante Salituro snuck in on
the short side to tip in the rebound tying the game at 1.
The Ottawa 67’s lost the chance to solidify their playoff spot on Tuesday night, although their 4-2 loss to Kingston was overshadowed by a night of mayhem and scary injuries, making the final score seem somewhat secondary.
The Ottawa 67's will try to win their first game of the season series when they host the Kingston Frontenacs tonight. The Frontenacs hold of dominant 5-0-0-0 record against the 67's this season but will be missing leading scorer and top NHL prospect Sam Bennett.
Greg Betzold scored
a pair of goals and added an assist to lead the Peterborough Petes to their 5th
straight victory in a 7-0 thumping of the visiting Ottawa 67’s.The 67’s have now been outscored 13-0 in
their last two games in Peterborough.
Travis Konecny scored his second goal of the game at the 14:43 mark of the second period.In the midst of their most important game of the season, the 67’s had a commanding 4-1 lead late in the second period.Things looked good until the Steelheads score three unanswered goals (including two from Sean Day) to tie the game with less than two minutes left.
With 6 spots claimed for the Eastern Conference post-season already, it leaves a dog fight between 4 teams for the final 2 spots.One point seperates 7th and 9th position while 10th is just 5 points behind.The Mississauga Steelheads are currently sitting in 7th place, one point up on the 67’s through 62 games each.
Travis Konecny scored the lone goal in the shootout
displaying his quick hands and undeniable skill to give the 67’s a crucial 3-2
shootout win over the Bulls in Belleville tonight.
A crucial two
points gives them a two point lead over the Niagara IceDogs and tied in 7th
place with the Mississauga Steelheads.The two clubs have a game in hand on the 67’s and faceoff against each
other tomorrow night.