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attack-east-fullThe Owen Sound Attack are set to play their next four games on the road, with three of those coming this weekend on an Eastern road swing. The Attack head to Kingston, Belleville, and Oshawa for three games in three nights beginning on Friday, Nov. 21 in Kingston.

Owen Sound will take on the Frontenacs at 7:00 pm before moving on to Belleville to play the Bulls on Saturday, and finishing up in Oshawa against the Generals on Sunday.

This trip sees Owen Sound take on the top three squads in the Eastern Division, with Oshawa representing the Eastern Conference's number one team overall. As of Tuesday night, the Attack currently sit in 4th place in the Midwest with a 10-5-1-4 record, good for 25 points.

Kyle Platzer and Chris Bigras lead the Attack into the weekend with both players putting together stellar seasons this early. Platzer scored three goals in two games against the Knights this past weekend to push his scoring streak to double digits. He now has 27 points in 20 games this year, including 14 in his last 10 contests. Bigras is the OHL's 4th high scoring defenceman with seven goals and 13 assists in 20 games this season. Bigras played a successful game in Kingston's K-Rock Centre on Monday night with Team OHL in the Subway Super Series. Bigras assisted on one of Team OHL's 5 goals as they defeated Team Russia 5-1.

The Frontenacs counter with their leading scorer Spencer Watson and the OHL's 2nd ranked goalie Lucas Peressini. Watson has 25 points in 18 games this year, while Peressini boasts a 9-4-0-2 record and a 2.18 GAA as well as a .926 SV%.

Kingston currently sits in 3rd in the East Division with a record of 9-7-0-2.

From Kingston, the Attack will then head to Belleville to take on the Bulls, 2nd in the East Division at 12-7-1-1 on the year. Remi Elie leads Belleville in scoring with 11 goals and 15 assists on the season while Charlie Graham's play in net has allowed the Bulls to become one of the East's best teams. Graham has played 17 of the Bull's 21 games, posting a 2.76 GAA and .930 SV% while going 10-6-0-1.

Owen Sound wraps up their road trip on Sunday in Oshawa against the Generals, in a game that will be a true test for the Attack. Cole Cassels leads the Gens with 32 points in 21 games while goaltender Ken Appleby has the league's best record at 15-1-0-0.

Saturday's contest goes at 7:05 pm in Belleville while Sunday's game in Oshawa is set to start at 6:05 pm.

This weekend's games can be watched live on Rogers Local 53 or listened to on 560 CFOS with Fred Wallace on Terry's Trailer Service/Kia of Owen Sound Bear Radio.

The Attack's next home game comes on Saturday, Nov. 29 when they host the North Bay Battalion at 7:30 pm. Tickets for that 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.

This season of Attack Hockey is brought to you by Caframo.

KEYS TO VICTORY

Kingston - Owen Sound will look to neutralize the speed and skill of Kingston by maintaing puck possession. The Frontenacs are a dynamic, high powered offensive team and will test the overall team defence of the Attack. The squad will need to stick to the game plan and avoid getting caught up in a track meet with Kingston.

Belleville - The Bulls are a veteran laden team that has one distinct advantage on their side every time the play at home; their Olympic sized ice. The Attack will need to avoid chasing the puck on such a large ice surface.

Oshawa - The Oshawa Generals are one of the best teams in the OHL and combine size, skill, and grit in their game. It will take an overall team effort by the Attack in all three zones to shut down the high powered offence of the Generals. They will also need to generate their own offence from the middle of the ice to best the Gens' Appleby.

Source - Owen Sound Attack


 

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