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Sharipzyanov-regThe Owen Sound Attack has named Russian defenseman Damir Sharipzyanov the teams Becker Shoes Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, December 30th.

Sharipzyanov picked up an assist in a 2-1 loss last Friday in Sarnia, but played significant minutes in both weekend games, including a shutout loss to the Battalion at home last Saturday.

The 18 year old rearguard is having a stellar season and currently sits 19th among OHL defenseman in scoring having notched 2 goals and 14 assists. The sophomore's fine play has also secured him a spot on Russia's preliminary roster for the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championships.

attack-red-regThe Owen Sound Attack are back in action with a pair of games against the Kitchener Rangers this weekend.

The Attack head to Kitchener on Friday night for a 7:30 pm puck drop before returning home for a game at the same time on Saturday night.

Kitchener currently sits three points up on the Attack in the Midwest Division and the season series between the two teams has been an extremely tight one, with both teams having won two of the four games played. Each of the last three games have gone to a shootout.

Sharipzyanov-russia-featOwen Sound Attack defenceman Damir Sharipzyanov has been named to the preliminary roster for Team Russia ahead of the 2015 World Junior Hockey Championships.

Sharipzyanov is one of 38 players, including four goalies, 10 defensemen, and 14 forwards to be named to Russia's initial roster.

Playing in his 2nd season with the Attack, Sharipzyanov has two goals and 13 assists in 23 games for 15 points, almost equalling his point total of 16 from last season.

attack-battalion-regBy Tracey Richardson

The Attack have ended November with a scoring drought, managing to score just one goal in two weekend games – both of them losses.

In Sarnia Friday night, Jeffrey Gilligan scored in the Attack's 2-1 loss. Jack Flinn stopped 28 shots to keep his team in the game, and was named third star of the game.

At home Saturday night against the North Bay Battalion, the Attack weren't able to get on the scoreboard, losing 3-0 in a lackluster match. The first goal came on a five-on-three and the last was an empty netter. The Battalion managed 24 shots on Attack goalie Michael McNiven, while the Attack peppered Battalion goalie Evan Cormier with 30 shots, although none managed to find the back of the net.

Scoring for North Bay were Kyle Wood, Mike Baird and Mike Amadio.

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