It has been less than a week since these two teams last met.
Sarnia's Alex Lepkowski, right, gives Cameron Brace a bit of a spear during OHL action last week in Owen Sound. The Attack will be in Sarnia tonight for a rematch before hosting Guelph Saturday night. (Richard Lawson for The Independent)
Tonight in the Ontario Hockey League, the Owen Sound Attack will be in Sarnia to take on the Sting in a 7:05 p.m Western Conference battle. It has been a quiet week for both clubs - neither team has played a game since Sarnia's 2-1 win over the Attack last weekend at the Bayshore.
Owen Sound, who was given an honourable mention in this week's CHL Rankings, will be looking for revenge after last week's one-goal loss. It certainly could have been much worse if it had not been for goaltender Jordan Binnington. He made 40 saves in the loss, and didn't allow a goal in the third period when Owen Sound was outshot 12-5. Both Sting goals came in a three-minute span of the second, with Connor Murphy scoring the game winner on a power play just minutes after a shorthanded goal from Charlie Serault. Keevin Cutting scored for Owen Sound in the first period.
Binnington, who has a sparkling 1.96 GAA and .940 save percentage, was named Attacker of the Week. The St. Louis draft pick is likely to start again tonight against JP Anderson in a goaltending match-up reminiscent of the Memorial Cup two seasons ago. Anderson stopped 28 of 29 shots last weekend for his new club.
JP Anderson made 28 saves last weekend against Owen Sound. (Richard Lawson for the Independent)
Tonight is the first of two weekend games for the Attack. Saturday night, the Guelph Storm will be in Owen Sound for a 7:30 p.m. start at the Harry Lunley Bayshore Arena, Tickets are available through the Attack box office.
Wednesday night, the Plymouth Whalers will nmake the tirp to Owen Sound, which means another visit from Ripley's Garrett Meurs. Meurs, who is off to a good start with a goal and three points in three games, will be in Guelph tonight to face the Storm. Plymouth will then host Niagara on Saturday night.
Elsewhere tonight, the third ranked team in the nation, the Kitchener Rangers, will travel to the Soo, while the #4 London Knights will host Windsor in what is always an entertaining battle. The ninth ranked Oshawa Generals are in Kingston, while the Barrie Colts are in Mississauga.
Tomorrow night Sudbury is in Kingston, Ottawa travels to Belleville, the Sting is in the Soo to play the 4-1 Greyhounds, the Rangers cross the border to Saginaw, while the Colts will host Peterborough.