Steelheads defeat Icedogs 4-3 in spirited matchup

 

Game 2/68
Friday October 3rd, 2014
Mississauga 4
Niagara 3
(Goaltender Spencer Martin In the picture)
RECAP:
It was a spirited battle tonight at the Hershey center but at the end of the night, Mississauga ices the Dogs 4-3.
Anthony Defruscia opened up the scoring for the Ice dogs to take a 1-0 lead into the 2nd period. Hell of a fight in the 1st period put up by Everett Clark and Cody Caron of the Ice dogs. I gave the decision to Clark! Steelheads came back to tie it up in the 2nd period. First career Ohl goal by Jason Smith the 5’7 local product from Brampton. Small kid but lots of heart. Was right in the middle of a lot of action today. 3rd period decided the game as Mississauga scored on the power play early on from Stefan Leblanc and short handed by Nathan Bastian.  Vince Dunn brought the game with in one but Lucas VeNuuuuuuuuuuuuuuto score the 4th Steelheads goal of the game that put the lead out of reach for the ice dogs!
This game had everything, Hits, fights, goals, highlight saves. Just disappointing that only 1756 saw this great game! But for those of you who where in the crowd and watched at home you got a treat!
Notes:
Again citizens of Mississauga and the GTA, this team is a great team to watch. I said it in my last blog and I will say it again. COME OUT TO THE GAMES! Say hi to in house personality Aly Munro. Come enjoy a reasonably priced beer with some buds. Bring the kids out and show them what Jr Hockey is! I remember my first OHL game. I remember what it was like watching players take the ice for warm ups, the sound of the puck hitting the glass, the smell of popcorn and beer nuts, the sound of music where every beat has you pumped up and on the edge of your seat for 60 minutes. Its something I’ve always appreciated and now 15 years later I am a season ticket holder and I get to write about it!
The nice thing about watching the OHL live is you’re essentially watching the next wave of Future NHL stars. Steven Stamkos, John Tavares, Aaron Ekblad, Nail Yakupov, Taylor Hall where all Number 1 picks in there respected drafts. All spent time in the OHL. We have something special here in Mississauga as Our very own Sean Day was given exceptional status as a 15 year old. The same status given to Tavares, Ekblad and upcoming 1st overall pick Connor McDavid. The key word is Exceptional. And we have this kid playing in our back yard. I can go on all day about reasons why you should take in a Friday night down at the Chocolate Box (Hershey center) but knowing you can see tomorrows NHL stars for a reasonable price should be enough. Its worth the time! In one season I saw Stamkos, Kadri, Subban, and many others. From my experience its so worth it!
If you are interested in Season tickets, Packages are still available. As a season ticket holder I will tell you it worth every penny! Ill attach a link so you can view the many different options. As for tickets at the box office you can’t go wrong. Any given night you can sit up high in the top row or in the action!  Friendly staff will accommodate you in the best way possible. Click the link below to view the prices. I can tell you I’ve looked at the ice from every section in this arena and there isn’t a bad seat. And you will find yourself surrounded with pleasant people.
 http://mississaugasteelheads.com/tickets
I just want to finish off by saying that as of today I am proud to be working for/posting  for Localsportsreport.com/ohl for the Mississauga Steelheads hockey team. It is a personal honor and I can’t wait to do more writing. Its been a crazy few days and I have lots more to write but for tonight that’s going to be all.
Also I’m going to do a little contest. And the rules are that current Steelheads season ticket holders can not take part. But I am going to choose one winner to give a pair of tickets )2) to Sunday October 5th 2 pm game vs Jakob Chychrun and the Sarnia sting. You can win these one of 2 ways. Comment on my blog or follow me on twitter @sebj50in07 and tweet me GO STEELHEADS GO. I will draw the winner Saturday Evening!
Sebastian’s Pick 3:

3) Sean Day- 2nd week in a row being in my pick 3. Played a solid physical game, added 2 assists!

2) Nathan Bastian- Big Center from Kitchener chipped in with a goal and a helper.

1) Jason Smith- Small forward, but no quit in the kid. He’s still developing into an everyday OHL forward but so far he is doing great!

Thanks for reading and I hope to see everyone out at the chocolate box for Sunday’s game!
Oh did I mention WE ARE UNDEFEATED! 2-0 but still it feels great to say!
Sebastian Jackson
Sebastian Jackson: Born: Near Windsor Ontario Studied at Centennial College In Toronto Ontario. I am a hockey blogger for the Mississauga Steelheads of the Ontario Hockey League. Currently reside in the Greater Toronto area. Favorite NHL team is the Toronto Maple Leafs. I have been doing freelance writing for 2 years now and its nice to finally have a home at local sports report. I am very active in the community as I am  a proud advocate of Cystic Fibrosis Canada and The Canadian Cancer Society!

3 Comments

  1. Steven

    October 5, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Nice post, Keep up the great work!

  2. Urooj

    October 15, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Ah damn. I knew it was coming but it still is sad.We get to the Majors’ rink nrlaey every winter – it will be missed, and because of the lack of comfort. Nearly everyone plays in the more modern arenas, which is a drag – much like the 70s baseball parks all looked the same (sterile donut styles of Riverfront, 3 Rivers, Veterans, etc.), many of these 4500 seaters are indistinguishable (e.g. Oshawa, Mississauga, Barrie)…:”despite the cold benches, the elementary-school sized bathrooms, and the worst coffee in the O, the arena will be truly missed … There really is a charm in this old arena; with no modern distractions such as replay or ringed multicolour lighting systems. You’re there for one thing only: hockey. And to some of us, that’s the way it should be…”And I think their new home (Hershey Centre) in Mississauga is the worst.-rob

    • Sebastian Jackson

      Sebastian Jackson

      November 8, 2014 at 3:37 am

      I like it. I know that the modern day rinks have too much of a fancy feeling to them and many of them eliminated the historic feeling. But at the Hersh, their is not a bad seat in the house.

      I do understand what you are saying though.

      None the less, come out again sometime. Do it for the boys with the dreams!