After hitting the road for three games following their home opener, the IceDogs will return home on tonight at 7pm to play host to the visiting Mississauga Steelheads.
The game will give fans their first chance to catch the Steelheads, after Mississauga renamed their franchise after an ownership change during the offseason. While the team name may be different, there will be several familiar faces in the lineup for Mississauga. Riley Brace, Alex Cord, Dylan DeMelo, Stuart Percy and Spencer Martin are just a few of the returning players from last year's Mississauga Majors squad. In addition, the Steelheads feature a pair of Niagara natives in Eric Diodati and Brett Foy.
The IceDogs have been led so far by the strong goaltending of Christopher Festarini, as well as solid play by the line of Ryan Strome, Brett Ritchie and rookie Anthony DiFruscia, who have combined for seven goals and fifteen points already on the young season. Dougie Hamilton has also been productive, posting four points and a +6 rating so far this season.
The game should be a good one with the IceDogs sitting atop the Central Division with a 3-1 record, while the Steelheads are only two points back with a 2-2 record. Both teams have been solid defensively, with both sitting in the top five in the OHL in goals against. In addition, Mississauga and Niagara have formed a solid rivalry ever since the IceDogs moved to Niagara, which should help add to the excitement.
Great seats for tonight's game are still available and can be purchased at all IceDogs ticketing locations.
Don't miss a second of the action as the IceDogs take on the Steelheads in a Central Division battle, get your tickets today!