KNIGHTS LOOKING TO EQUALIZE SEASON SERIES WITH SPIRIT
- Kasper Halttunen: An assist on London’s lone goal on Friday night extended Kasper Halttunen’s point streak to 11 games. With an impressive nine goals and 17 points on this entertaining stretch, the 6-foot-3 winger is arguably the hottest player in the league right now and shows no signs of regression.
- Easton Cowan: In a battle with the Steelheads on Friday night, Easton Cowan got himself on the scoresheet for the second consecutive game with a primary assist. The Toronto Maple Leafs prospect is having an exceptional campaign thus far, tallying 32 points in 20 outings and five points in his previous two games.
Know the Foe – Saginaw Spirit (15-8-0-1)
- Zayne Parekh: With seven goals, 12 assists, and 19 points in November, Zayne Parekh was named the Defenceman of the Month by the Ontario Hockey League on Friday afternoon. A few hours later, the Nobleton, Ont. native kicked off December on a high note by recording two points in a 3-1 win against the Soo Greyhounds. Parekh has tallied 11 points on his current six-game streak and has accumulated 33 points in 24 contests this season.
- Michael Misa: The first overall selection of the 2022 OHL Draft had points in seven consecutive games before having his streak snapped on Friday against the Greyhounds. In that span, Misa, the eighth player ever to earn exceptional player status, tallied 12 points. The sophomore forward has had a tremendous tenure in the OHL so far, putting up 86 points in 68 games.
Last season, the Knights swept the four-game series against the Spirit. However, in the first matchup this year, Saginaw nabbed the two points with a 6-4 win. Over the previous five campaigns, London holds a 4-6-0-0 record, just under .500, when visiting the Dow Event Center.
Both teams sit in second place in their respective divisions with 31 points each. London in the Midwest and Saginaw in the West.
The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. EST.