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Ottawa 67’s and Gatineau Olympiques Weekly Report - November 6th, 2014

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Your weekly report on all the recent activity of the Ottawa 67’s and the Gatineau Olympiques

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Another week has gone by in the National Capital Region, so we'll take a few minutes to examine what's happened with Ottawa 67's and the Gatineau Olympiques.

Ottawa 67's

The Ottawa 67's went on a road trip this week playing three games, recording four points. The 67's are still sitting at fourth in their division with 14 points and a record of 7-8-0-0. They are three points ahead of the Peterborough Petes (who have two games in hand) and are only 1 point behind Kingston. The 67's are currently sitting at sixth in the conference and with Niagara and Sudbury at the bottom, a playoff position looks likely.

Thursday's 4-1 Win @ Niagara

To start the week, the 67's played against the Niagara Ice Dogs; Niagara has had a weird start to the season. They are a middle of the pack possession team but due to some bad luck and being snake bit with injuries, they have a 94% PDO and are in such a deep hole in the standings that it would be miraculous for them to recover from. Despite this, Niagara was out-possessing Ottawa, but Ottawa was able to come away with the 4-1 win. Goals came from Jeremiah Addison, Erik Bradford, and Trent Mallette (2x) while assists were credited to Tyler Hill (2x), Travis Konecny, Kevin Groulx, Davis Taylor and Nathan Todd (2x). Liam Herbst made 35 of 36 saves on the night with the PK going 2 for 2 and the power-play going 0 for 2.

Saturday's 7-4 Loss @ Erie


On Saturday the 67's visited Erie where they faced off against an Otters team scoring on average six goals per game. On his own, Connor McDavid is at a three point per game average right now. Unsurprisingly, the 67's were outplayed, but Ottawa still managed to score four times. The shots were in Erie's favour, 38-30. The Ottawa goals came from Jeremiah Addison (2x), Connor Graham and Erik Bradford while assists were credited to Jeremiah Addison, Travis Konecny, Jacob Middleton, Alex Lintuniemi, Taylor Davis and Dante Salituro (2x). Leo Lazarev made 31 of 38 saves.

Sunday's  3-2 Win @ Guelph

In a much closer game, from a possession stand point, the 67's were able to keep the game within reach against Guelph Storm and beat the Storm 3-2 in regulation. Shots were in Ottawa's favour 39-34 as well. Ottawa goals were scored by Ben Fanjoy (2x) and Dante Salituro. Assists were credited to Jeremiah Addison, Connor Graham, Erik Bradford and Jacob Middleton. Liam Herbst was back in net making 32 of 34 saves.

Fancystats standings

Team Est. Fenwick Close GP SF SA GF GA SOW SOL Sh% Sv% PDO
North Bay Battalion 59.802% 13 476 314 50 39 1 1 10.316 87.859 98.175
Erie Otters 57.929% 14 517 393 83 40 1 1 15.891 90.051 105.942
Oshawa Generals 56.714% 16 540 419 70 40 1 0 12.801 90.453 103.254
Sarnia Sting 55.954% 14 512 433 52 57 0 1 10.156 87.037 97.193
Kitchener Rangers 55.798% 14 483 419 53 51 2 3 10.603 88.462 99.065
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 53.216% 14 522 463 66 43 0 0 12.644 90.713 103.357
Windsor Spitfires 52.454% 14 486 484 45 61 0 0 9.259 87.397 96.656
Kingston Frontenacs 51.797% 14 501 420 47 43 0 1 9.381 89.976 99.357
Guelph Storm 50.974% 14 464 436 39 45 1 1 8.207 89.885 98.092
Niagara IceDogs 50.628% 15 545 502 39 64 0 0 7.156 87.251 94.407
Peterborough Petes 49.604% 13 484 479 47 55 0 2 9.711 88.889 98.6
Owen Sound Attack 48.82% 15 506 519 60 49 2 3 11.508 91.085 102.593
London Knights 48.424% 15 531 515 49 46 2 0 8.885 91.068 99.953
Saginaw Spirit 46.248% 15 511 573 53 58 1 0 10.196 89.878 100.074
Mississauga Steelheads 45.604% 12 351 466 35 39 1 0 9.714 91.631 101.345
Plymouth Whalers 45.593% 15 439 516 50 53 1 0 11.187 89.729 100.916
Barrie Colts 45.376% 16 494 583 59 67 0 1 11.943 88.66 100.603
Belleville Bulls 44.236% 15 469 600 56 50 2 1 11.563 91.82 103.383
Ottawa 67's 43.465% 15 410 535 47 61 0 0 11.463 88.598 100.061
Sudbury Wolves 42.291% 15 446 618 33 72 0 0 7.399 88.35 95.749

OHL Fancystats standings come from CHLStats.com.

By the numbers it seems like the 67's have been a consistently out-played team. Ottawa's PDO is normal so they are not out-performing their skill which is good to see when considering their recent record. It's still likely that they will make the playoffs and Sudbury and Niagara are so far down in the standings it would be very difficult for either of them to make up the ground, especially not Sudbury who is a 40% possession team.

Players standing out

Dante Salituro still leads the team in points and points per game which is excellent for the draft-eligible forward. It seems that it is his size that has had scouts turn away from him in pre-season rankings. Other players to recognize have been Erik Bradford, Travis Konecny and Travis Barron who have consistently been good. On defence Jacob Middleton and Alex Lintuniemi have been excellent and Jeremiah Addison really stood out this week.

In net, Liam Herbst has improved his save percentage to over the league average as he now has a .903 sv% and 3.07 GAA against 267 shots against. His backup Leo Lazarev has a .876 on 266 shots.

The World Under-17 Challenge is taking place this week. It's a tournament for young prospects who are 15 (very rarely) and 16-year-olds. Canada switched from regional teams to three teams of the best players this year. Travis Barron has made Canada White and through 2 games so far he has 1 goal and 4 penalty minutes.

Upcoming Schedule

The Ottawa 67's originally had three games on the schedule for this week with another back-to-back-to-back but that doesn't look like it will be happening. The Friday and Sunday game at home have been postponed as the ice-making machine has malfunctioned and all the ice has melted. The lone game that remains is a Saturday evening game at Kingston.

Gatineau Olympiques

Gatineau continues to fall in the possession standings and as their PDO catches up to them, Gatineau is slowly falling in the standings. Gatineau currently sits second in the division with 24 points and a record of 10-7-0-4 and are 2 points behind Sherbrooke who have 2 more points and 2 games in hand. League-wide, Gatineau is sitting at sixth in the league so missing the playoffs aren't a worry right now.

Saturday's 6-5 Win @ Rouyn-Noranda

It was a mixed bag on Saturday as Gatineau faced Rouyn-Noranda. Possession was traded back and forth between the periods. The final score saw Gatineau emerge as victors 6-5 with shots in their favour 30-25. The Gatineau goals were scored by Alex Dostie (2x), Jonathan Bourcier, Yakov Trenin (2x) and Alexis Pepin. The assists were credited to Elie Berube, Alexandre Carrier, Marcotte Louick, Alex Dostie, Phil Pietroniro, Joey Richard, and Alexandre Landreville. Anthony Brodeur started in net making 11 of 14 saves in 27:29 and then Nicolas Lachance played the remained of the game making 9 of 11 saves.

Sunday's 5-4 SO Win @ Val-d'Or

Gatineau controlled possession throughout this game but it was not good enough as the game had to go to the shootout. Gatineau did win the game 5-4, after going 3-2 in the shootout. Shots were in Gatineau's favour 30-23 with goals scored by Joey Richard, Yakov Trenin, Andrew Abou-Assaly and Alexandre Alain. Assists were credited to Matt Sartoris, Mickael Beauregard, Alex Dostie, Phil Pietroniro (2x), Joey Ricard, Vaclav Karabacek and Daniel DeSousa. Nicolas LaChance played all 65 minutes and made 19 of 23 saves.

Fancystats standings

Team Est. Fenwick Close GP SF SA GF GA SOW SOL Sh% Sv% PDO
Rimouski 56.106% 21 739 551 79 70 1 1 10.569 87.455 98.024
Drummondville 55.334% 18 580 493 54 47 1 2 9.154 90.835 99.989
Blainville-Boisbriand 53.963% 18 498 484 59 51 0 2 11.847 89.834 101.681
Sherbrooke 53.388% 19 631 539 78 64 3 0 11.943 88.126 100.069
Saint John 52.789% 17 568 551 73 56 2 3 12.544 90.328 102.872
Moncton 51.691% 19 558 534 69 65 2 0 12.05 87.828 99.878
Acadie-Bathurst 51.197% 19 599 547 51 75 1 0 8.361 86.289 94.65
Shawinigan 51.149% 20 615 626 65 64 1 1 10.423 89.92 100.343
Halifax 50.911% 19 593 576 49 76 0 1 8.263 86.957 95.22
Chicoutimi 50.147% 18 546 544 54 69 2 0 9.559 87.316 96.875
Cape Breton 49.107% 19 606 617 74 72 0 2 12.211 88.618 100.829
Rouyn-Noranda 48.333% 18 506 483 62 47 1 0 12.079 90.269 102.348
Baie-Comeau 47.368% 19 566 625 72 63 4 1 12.1 90.064 102.164
Gatineau 47.259% 21 583 635 80 83 1 4 13.574 87.48 101.054
Victoriaville 46.909% 18 515 601 65 51 0 3 12.621 91.973 104.594
Val-d'Or 46.231% 19 559 607 60 81 2 2 10.413 86.942 97.355
Québec 45.493% 18 490 631 65 60 1 0 13.088 90.491 103.579
Charlottetown 43.515% 20 550 658 56 71 1 1 10.018 89.346 99.364

QMJHL Fancystats standings come from CHLStats.com.

Gatineau is sitting at 14th in the league in possession with a 47.26% possession and a fairly normal PDO of 101.  Their goaltending is 13th in the league while their shooting percentage is tops at 13.58%. This does not inspire confidence in the team as you would expect their shooting percentage to move towards the mean as Gatineau does not have the finishing talent to sustain that.

Players standing out

There are a number of players who continue to stand out on the team. Louick Marcotte leads the team in points per game and points, tied with Yakov Trenin. Defenceman Alexandre Carrier maintains almost a point per game run with Alexandre Alain right behind him.

Pascal Laberge is also playing in the World Under-17 Challenge playing for Canada Black. In 2 games he has 2 assists as well as 2 PIM.

Gatineau goaltenders are both well below league average with Anthony Brodeur posting a .883 Sv% on 383 shots while Nicolas Lachance has posted a .883 Sv% as well on 239 shots.

Upcoming Schedule

This week the Olympiques have a lighter schedule with a game on Friday versus Charlottetown and then on early match Sunday versus Baie-Comeau.