Ottawa 67s start playoff run Thursday in Niagara

March 23, 2016 | by glebeadmin
The Ottawa 67s start their playoff run in Niagara on Thursday.

The Ottawa 67s start their playoff run in Niagara on Thursday.

They may have traded away their captain and leading scorer, but that didn’t stop the Ottawa 67s from making a run at the 2016 OHL playoffs. Spoiler alert: they made it.

The 67s went on an impressive 18-12-0 run since trading their captain Travis Konecny to Sarnia in January, getting big help from forwards Dante Salituro and Jeremiah Addison in the final 30 games of the 2016-2017 campaign.

The 67s finished off the season with a 36-29-2 record and 75 points, just two shy of the Niagara Ice Dogs for home-ice advantage in the playoffs.

Now, the 67s take on their rivals, the Ice Dogs in a best-of-seven winner take all series starting Thursday night in Niagara.

The 67s will be looking for revenge, as the Ice Dogs spoiled a 2-0 opening round playoff series lead last year to beat the Barber polls 4-2 to advance.

They’ll have to keep Ice Dogs leading scorer Josh Ho-Sang in check throughout the series, as the New York Islanders prospect is dangerous every time he touches the puck.

Games 1 and 2 take place in Niagara on Thursday and Saturday at 7 p.m. before the teams head back to Ottawa for Game 3 on Monday March 28 at 3 p.m. at The Arena at TD Place. Game 4 takes place Wednesday March 30 at 7 p.m. at TD Place Arena.

Game 5, if needed, will take place in Niagara on April 1 while Game 6 would head back to Ottawa on April 2. If there is a Game 7, it will happen in Niagara on April 5. Click here for game times, schedules and ticket information.

Johnny Reid

Johnny Reid plays TD Place Arena Saturday night.

While there may not be any live hockey to watch in the community, there is plenty to do in the Glebe on Easter weekend. Canadian alt-country star Johnny Reid takes over TD Place Arena on Saturday night with his What Love is All About Tour. The Irish-born singer-songwriter’s diverse collection of songs caters to a diverse crowd of music lovers, from kids to aging rockers.

“Johnny Reid’s What Love Is All About tour has received an overwhelming response and we’re ecstatic that TD Place will host this critically acclaimed vocalist,” said Mike Cerha, VP Entertainment and Venues at TD Place in a release. “Reid’s distinguished career is built on his ability to connect with his audience through his stories and songs capturing the hearts of audiences of all ages.”

Also on the bill are recording artist Aaron Goodvin, JJ Shiplett along with a special appearance by Queen of the East, Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster.

Tickets range between $39.50 and $73.50. Get them here.

Happy Easter from the Glebe BIA.