FAST FACTS: Petes vs Steelheads


PBO: 12-19-2-0 / 5th East Division / 9th Eastern Conference
MISS: 23-8-1-3 / 1st Central Division / 1st Eastern Conference

7-4 W @ MISS (Jan. 21)
7-4 L vs PBO (Jan. 21)

PBO: Emmett Sproule – 33 GP – 15 G – 33 A – 48 PTS
Luca Del Bel Belluz – 35 GP – 20 G – 27 A – 47 PTS

 PP 24.8% (5th), PK 74.3% (17th)
PP 19.3% (12th), PK 84.9% (1st)

Last game vs MISS (Jan. 21): PBO 7 @ MISS 4
This season vs MISS: 1-1-1-0
Last Five Years vs MISS: 9-7-2-1
Last Five Years vs MISS at the PMC: 6-1-1-1

The red-hot Petes will look to extend their win streak to three games against the OHL-leading Mississauga Steelheads, in a rare Tuesday night game at the PMC.

Solid Tandem: Joe Ranger is first in the league with 2.11 goals against average (GAA) and a .922 save percentage. Backup netminder Roman Basran is second in the OHL with a 2.41 GAA. Both goalies are tied for first in the OHL with two shutouts each.

Petes Defenceman and Philadelphia Flyers prospect Brian Zanetti has five points (2G, 3A) in his last four games.

Emmett Sproule tied his season-high four points (2G, 2A) on Friday against the Steelheads. He also scored his career-high 14th goal and is tied for first in the OHL with 17 power play assists.

Petes will look to shut down James Hardie, who is tied for third in the OHL with 26 goals.

Justin DeZoete and Donovan McCoy each recorded career-high two assists on Friday night.

Luca Del Bel Belluz has scored six ‘first goals’, tied for OHL-best.

Del Bel Belluz (+30), Ethan Del Mastro (+26), and Hardie (+25) lead the league in the +/- category.

Although tonight’s starters aren’t confirmed by either team, it’s projected that Michael Simpson will battle Joe Ranger.

The Steelheads lead the season series 2-1-0-0 and have outscored the Petes 11-10.

Captain Shawn Spearing remains out of the lineup.

The Petes snapped the Steelheads 10-game point streak in a thrilling 7-4 win on Friday night. Check out the highlights here.

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