PBO: 21-7-1-1 / 1st East Division / 1st Eastern Conference
HAM: 13-15-2-0 / 4th East Division / 7th Eastern Conference
Last Game vs HAM: (November 29): PBO 5 at HAM 3
This Season vs HAM: 3-0-0-0
2018-19 Regular Season vs HAM: 3-4-0-0
Last Five Years vs HAM: 16-12-1-0
Last Five Years vs HAM at home: 9-6-0-0
PBO: 3-1 W vs KGN (Dec. 7)
HAM: 3-0 L vs MISS (Dec. 7)
PBO: Semyon Der-Arguchintsev – 28GP – 4G – 36A – 40 Pts
HAM: Jan Jenik – 27GP – 22G – 34A – 56 Pts
PBO: PP 24.8% (6th), PK 81.1% (6th)
HAM: PP 19.9% (15th), PK 76.9% (13th)
Zach Gallant, Declan Chisholm, and Semyon Der-Arguchintsev all have 4 points in 3 games against Hamilton this season. Chisholm is one point away from the OHL defencemen scoring lead with 5 goals, 30 assists, and 35 points.
Goaltender Michael Simpson will join the Petes roster for tonight’s game with Hunter Jones away at Hockey Canada’s National Junior Team Selection Camp.
Hamilton’s Jan Jenik (22-34–56) and Arthur Kaliyev (28-27–55) are 3rd and 4th in league scoring, respectively. Kaliyev, who will attend USA Hockey’s National Junior Team camp with Nick Robertson, also leads in goals (28) and shots (157).
J.R. Avon’s +7 plus/minus rating is the 4th best among OHL rookies.
Hamilton has scored 5 shorthanded goals this season – 2 of them have been against the Petes.