The Niagara Icedogs continue to climb the standings in the Eastern Conference. The Icedogs bring a 5 game winning streak to their matchup Sunday afternoon against the Kingston Frontenacs. During the 5 game streak the Icedog goaltenders (Stephen Dhillon, Colton Incze) have amassed just 14 goals combined between both of them. On Saturday night the pesky Sudbury Wolves we’re in town but unfortunately for them Colton Incze was also in town, and also in the zone.
Incze managed to settle his team down in the first period making several key saves, showcasing his speed and athleticism. Incze and his Icedogs carried a 1-0 lead heading into the third. Despite having his shutout bid eliminated, The Oakville Ontario native settled himself down, making big saves when called upon. The game needed extra time to decide the winner and it was Drew Hunter who was the hero of the game ending it with a rebound. Th Icedogs left the ice with a standing ovation from all 4,700 fans in the stands stil. “Well it was a big game for us, we knew we needed to play a strong and smart game and we did” stated Incze in an interview by RLG media boss Dick Vargas. “They put some pucks on me early and I was able to get into a groove, Sudbury is a dangerous team that never stops working so we had to work hard but also smart to get the 2 points” (Incze) .
Colton turned aside 40 of the 42 shots directed at him, also earning the games second star. With the elite goaltending being showcased by Incze, the Icedogs are making a case for the best Tandem the OHL has to offer. Incze now has a GAA of 2.84 and more impressively a Save Percentage of .912 placing his amongst ghe leaders in the OHL.
Colton Incze has his own personal streak going with a two game winning streak, as well as earning a star in both ways.
The Niagara Icedogs went perfect this weekend going 3 and 0. The Dogs ended their road trip in Ottawa tonight with a big conference rivalry. Icedogs netminder Stephen Dhillon earned his first shutout of the season stopping all 29 shots directed at him. Tonight marked the third straight game in which an icedogs goalie were first star in, and the 6th straight win for Dhillon, who has managed to get points in 8 consecutive games as well. Dhillon is currently 5th in the OHL in GAA (2.75) and 6th in SV% (.910). Dhillon also sits 4th in wins with a total of 15.
The Niagara Icedogs were in desperate need of a big performance in the crease in Kingston and that’s exactly what they got Colton Incze stopped 31 out 32 shots directed st him. His first big test of the game came just 4 minutes in where he made a spectacular breakaway save keeping the game scoreless. Just two minutes after that save, Olver Castleman put the Icedogs on the board scoring his seventh goal of the season. “ that was a big save for us at a crucial time in the game as well, said Oliver Castleman. Incze now has a .903 save percentage and a GA Average of
Stephen Dhillon was on his A game Thursday night at the Meridian Center. The 19 year old Buffalo native turned aside 30 of the 32 shots fired by the London Knights. Dhillon has remained unbeaten in regulation for 7 straight games, and is currently on a 5 game winning streak.
The Niagara Icedogs continue to stay hot after defeating the Erie Otters by a score of 5-2 on Thursday night at the Meridian Centre. The Icedogs have gotten 7 of the last 8 points available as they continue to rise in the standings. Dhillon has a GAA of 2.00 during the point streak and supports a SV% of .944.
While the win was an important win it was Dhillon’s goatee that stole the show on Thursday night with many players gathering around him to see how he was able to pull of such a difficult facial excessary. “Well it’s nice to see Stevie with the goatee, it’s a new look and we’re all excited for him”. Stated newly acquired Icedog Adrian Carbonara. “We weren’t sure how it was going to look, but it turned out great and is a big boost to the teams moral. I think a lot more guys will try to pull off the goatee now, there’s already a buzz that Carbonara is going to grow one out as well so we’re all excited to see what he does from here on”. Said Dhillon’s goalie partner Colton Incze
When asked about the goatee, Dhillon was modest about the work and time he put into the growth. “Well you know I’m just fortunate enough to be able to grow one so I felt obligated to bring it out for the boys. I’ve always wanted one, I see Ludzys and how sharp it looks so I thought I would give it a try. Not sure how long it’s going to be on but it’s here for the fans and spectators to enjoy” stayed Dhillon
The Niagara Icedogs pick up a well deserved and cruscial point in an Eastern Conference matchup. Stephen Dhillon stopped all 23 shots he faced in regulation but was unable to force a shootout on Saturday night. Dhillon was awarded the games third star in his efforts
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