The Ice Dogs reaped the benefits of stability on the weekend winning two in a row at home from the Erie Otters and the Sudbury Wolves. Armed with the knowledge that they knew that they would be without four key Team Canada bound contributors for the foreseeable future, the team put together two solid games from start to finish. On Thursday back up 'tender Chris Festarini posted his first career shutout as the Ice Dogs exploded for six second period goals on route to a 7-0 thumping of the hapless Erie Otters. Andrew Aggozino would pace the offence with five points, including 2 goals while young Broderick Kelly scored his first career OHL goal. Other marksmen on the night were David Pacan with two, Steven Shipley and Mitchell Theoret. On Saturday the Ice Dogs spotted the red hot Wolves a 1-0 lead before utilizing the power play, scoring all three with the man advantage to best Sudbury 3-1. The Wolves came into the game sporting a tidy 8-2 mark in their past ten so a victory over their Central Division foes was no small feat. Brock Beukeboom counted his first career goal for the Ice Dogs while Alex Friesen and Steven Shipley also scored for Niagara. The team is now off until December 28th which is when they will make their annual post-Christmas pilgrimage to Owen Sound. Next home game is the New Years Eve contest vs Guelph with a special start time of 6:00pm.
HIGHLIGHTS (MYSELF AND ED BURKHOLDER ON THE CALL
NIAGARA 7 ERIE 0
NIAGARA 3 SUDBURY 1