Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wayne Primeau to Drop Puck Wednesday

Press Release

The Attack are coming off a big weekend, collecting 4 points in huge wins against the Kitchener Rangers and Windsor Spitfires. Owen Sound is now within 2 points of the Spits, who currently sit 5th in the western conference. They will have one more game before the holiday break begins.

The next game for Owen Sound will be on Wednesday, when the Sarnia Sting come to town. The teams have only met once before this season, with the Attack pulling out a 4-2 victory in the contest. Zach Nastasiuk had 2 goals and 1 assist in the game, while Brandon Hope made 32 saves en route to the Attack win. Gabriel also had a 3 point game, picking up a goal and 2 assists on the night.

Goaltending was a large part of the Attack’s success over the weekend as both Hope and Flinn picked up a win for the team. Hope won his 16th game of the season on Friday night against Kitchener away from home, while Flinn won his 1st OHL start on Sunday at the Bayshore; making 37 saves against the Spitfires.

Kurtis MacDermid is also coming off a very strong week for the Attack. MacDermid logged some serious minutes for his club while collecting a goal and an assist in the win over the Spitfires on Sunday. The marker was the eventual game winner for the Bears. The defenseman has already surpassed his career best in goals and total points, and will look to continue this success throughout the rest of the season. For his effort, he was named Attacker of the week.

The team will be wearing their Platers jerseys for the game. Former NHL player and Owen Sound Plater Wayne Primeau will be dropping the puck for a ceremonial face off before the game begins. During his time with the Platers, Primeau collected 252 points in 4 seasons with the team. Primeau continued to play for 7 NHL teams over his successful career (the last of which was the Toronto Maple Leafs). The native of Scarborough, Ontario was a first round selection in the NHL draft by the Buffalo Sabres. He collected 194 points in 774 games.

Wednesday’s game will also be the last for the Plan to Attack Hunger, which has been collecting donations for the food bank at Attack home games throughout the month. Fans are encouraged to bring either food or monetary donations to the game with them to support this great cause.

A reminder to fans that Wednesday is a Raincheck night for Early Bird Season Ticket Holders.

 (Nathan can be reached at nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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