IceDogs fall in Erie
Rodwin Dionicio scored his fifth of the season as the Niagara IceDogs dropped a 6-2 decision at Erie Wednesday. File photo by: OHL IMAGES.
The Niagara IceDogs first trip this season south of the border was a forgettable one as they dropped a 6-1 decision to the Erie Otters in Ontario Hockey League action Wednesday at the Erie Insurance Arena.
The Otters jumped out a 1-0 lead in the first period on a goal by Kaleb Smith at the 15:50 mark. The Otters held an 11-8 edge in shots in the opening 20 minutes.
Erie took control of the game in the middle frame scoring four times as Lucas Ross, Daniel D’Amato, Brendan Hoffman and Brendan Sellan found the back of the net. Hoffman’s goal came while the Otters were shorthanded.
Anthony Agostinelli’s fourth of the season with less than a minute to play got Niagara on the board.
Elias Cohen netted Erie’s second short-handed goal of the night early in the third to put the Otters up 6-1.
Rodwin Dionicio’s fifth of the season rounded out the scoring.
Josh Rosenzweig made 27 saves and took the loss.
The loss drops the IceDogs record to 11-26-2-1, worst in the 20-team OHL.
The IceDogs are at Oshawa Friday and home to Sudbury Sunday for a 2 p.m. start.
Ice cubes: The IceDogs dressed 13 rookies with Cameron Peters, Issac Enright and Liam Van Loon (suspension) out of the lineup. Pano Fimis came out of the game in the second period with an injury. . . . Ilia Chmelevski made his OHL debut for Niagara. The winger has been playing junior B with the Welland Junior Canadians.
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