By Fred Wallace
Geography is killing the Owen Sound Attack, is it not ?
Residing here in MidWestern Ontario if you will, the Attack are residing in 8th place in the Ontario Hockey League's Western Conference heading into tonight's game at Peterborough.
The Petes, residing the Kawartha's, reside in 4th spot in the OHL's Eastern Conference.
The difference between the two clubs in points, Peterborough has 49 points, the Attack have 46.
So, were these teams in the same division or conference, this could be a HUGE matchup with playoff positions on the line.
That's not to say that tonight's game is without significant ramifications.
Peterborough is 2 points back of division leading Ottawa for what will be the # 2 seed in the Eastern Conference.
The Attack are trying like crazy to snuff out the hopes of the Guelph Storm and put some heat on Erie, Saginaw, the Soo and potentially Plymouth.
Let's forget West-East for a moment.
The truly perplexing part of this OHL season for Owen Sound and their 8th place standing is they have accomplished this by getting 5 of 12 possible points from Barrie, 3 of 4 possible points from St Mike's and 2 of a possible 6 points from Windsor.
So a third of their points this year have been garnered against the OHL's toughest 3 teams which makes me believe they're capable of winning on nightly basis regardless of which division geography dictates they be in.
I'm Fred Wallace