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rangers-fullThe Owen Sound Attack will be looking for their 5th straight victory when they host the Kitchener Rangers at 7:30pm on Saturday, Nov. 1.McNain Communications, your local authorized Rogers dealer will be on hand Saturday as well and one lucky person will go home with a brand new cellular device.

The Attack are currently sitting at 8-3-1-2, good for 19 points through 14 games this year. Owen Sound is 2-0-0-1 against Kitchener this year, who is 7-3-0-3 through 13 games. Just two points separate the Attack and Rangers, who are 3rd and 4th in the Eastern Conference respectively.

Leading the charge in the current streak for the Attack is Kyle Platzer, who has points in each of the team's last four wins, including one goal and five assists. Platzer isn't the only one producing though, with eight players already having reached double digits in points this season, including rookie Petrus Palmu who has seven goals and four assists.

This game between the Attack and the Rangers is the 4th of eight meetings this year, including seven before Jan. 1.

Attack forwards Holden Cook (upper body) and Ryan Heeps (lower body) will not be available this weekend but will continue to be re-evaluated.

Tickets for the game, and all Attack home games, can be purchased at the DJ's Furniture Attack Box Office, online at www.attackhockey.com, or by calling 519-371-7452. Game time on Saturday is 7:30pm.

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KEYS TO VICTORY

Anytime a team is riding a win streak, there is a tendency to get complacent. A must for the Attack against the Rangers will be to forget about the previous victories and battle every shit like it is their last.

The Rangers have a potent offence and have earned a point in each of their last eight games and two of the three games between the teams this year have gone to a shootout. With that in mind, Owen Sound will have to look to generate more regulation offence than they have so far against Kitchener.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Gustaf Franzen, C, Kitchener Rangers

13 GP, 3 G, 6 A

Kitchener's rookie import is adjusting nicely to the North American game and is becoming a threat every time he is on the ice. Like Owen Sound's Petrus Palmu, he is not the biggest body on the ice but is willing to battle in the corners and take hits to make a play.

Petrus Palmu, RW, Owen Sound Attack

14 GP, 7 G, 4 A

Speaking of Palmu, the Finnish rookie has quickly become an offensive catalyst for the Attack. He is one of the eight Attackers that has scored double digit points already this year, and his dangerous shot has been on display more often than not. It hasn't just been his scoring touch that has set Palmu apart though. His ability to cycle the puck in the corners and Pavel Datsyuk-like takeaway ability has translated into a large amount of puck possession for the Attack.

Source - Owen Sound Attack


 

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