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Archie scored the first goal in OT tonight as Niagara won 5-4 over the Sudbury Wolves.

there was more than one OT goal scored? how odd.

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With a scoreless overtime period, the game would be forced into a shootout. Mark Visentin stopped Sudbury's first shot by Michael Sgarbossa, and newly named assistant captain Darren Archibald scored for Niagara. Marcus Foligno answered back with a goal of his own, but Visentin stopped another shot and Ryan Strome scored on the next shot to give the IceDogs a 5-4 shootout win.

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That explains it, you meant in the shootout, not the actual overtime period.

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Archie wows 'em with two goals in a 6-5 win over Plymouth:

Jason Wilson led the Niagara IceDogs with three points and the game-winning goal in the shootout to boost them to a 6-5 victory against the Plymouth Whalers Friday night.

IceDogs assistant captain Darren Archibald opened the scoring at the 5:37 mark of the first with the help of Steven Shipley and Shane Rover.

Just over five minutes later, Jason Wilson continued his exceptional offensive play as of late but notching his 12th of the season and second in as many games while Ryan Strome picked up the assist to make it 2-0 after twenty minutes.

Freddie Hamilton then followed suit 9:05 into the second for his 24th goal of the season, with Strome and Wilson both recording their second points of the night.

Plymouth scored their first goal of the game on a power play late in the second to cut the IceDogs lead to 3-1.

The home team then followed up with another marker to open the third frame as Stephan Noesen put one past Dalton McGrath to bring the game within one goal just two minutes in.

Austin Levi tallied a clutch short-handed goal at the 6:42 mark of the third to tie things up, but Darren Archibald stepped up and scored his second goal of the game on that very power play to regain the IceDogs lead 4-3.

Whalers' grinder Jamie Devane notched a goal late in the third to give the game an even score of 4-4, but the third period scoring frenzy would only continue as Jason Wilson kept up the trend and picked up his second of the night from Strome and Freddie Hamilton just seconds later.

Devane then took a turn scoring two goals on the night a minute after Wilson's goal to tie things up once again late in the third, and the 5-5 game was taken into overtime.

With a scoreless extra frame, the IceDogs found themselves heading into their second shootout in as many games.

The first six shooters failed to convert, but Jason Wilson proved to be on his game as he scored the shootout winner to give the IceDogs an important win over the Plymouth Whalers.

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Archie picks up his 28th goal as the Ice Dogs beat the first place Spirit 5-4.

The Niagara IceDogs picked up their second straight road victory over the Western Conference's first place Saginaw Spirit. Freddie Hamilton scored 2 goals and three points while Ryan Strome added three assists.

Freddie Hamilton wasted no time in getting the IceDogs on the board as he potted his 25th of the year just 19 seconds into the game with the help of Ryan Strome.

David Pacan followed up just under seven minutes in with Andrew Agozzino and Dougie Hamilton adding helpers to make it 2-0.

Saginaw sniper Josh Shalla then picked up his 37th goal of the season on the power play just past the 13 minute mark to give the game a 2-1 score.

John McFarland then tied the game just over a minute later, but Alex Friesen was able to regain the Niagara lead on a power play opportunity while Strome and Freddie Hamilton picked up their second points of the night on the play.

The score was 3-2 in favour of the IceDogs after the first 20 minutes.

The next goal wouldn't come until the 8:14 mark of the second as Darren Archibald notched his 28th of the year from Simon Gronvaldt to increase the IceDogs' lead to 4-2.

The Spirit made another comeback as Jordan Szwarz scored a short-handed marker to make it 4-3.

Freddie Hamilton continued to dominate with his second tally of the night eight minutes later. Strome also picked up his third point of the night, while Tim Billingsley recorded his first point since returning from injury.

That made it 5-3 IceDogs going into the second intermission.

Justin Kea brought the game within a goal once again by scoring at the 17:09 mark of the third, but that is as close as it would come as the IceDogs held onto a 5-4 lead to pick up their second straight win on the road.

- Jeff Blay, Media Relations

Scoreboard:

1. NIAG F. Hamilton (25) (Strome) :19

1. NIAG Pacan (13) (Agozzino, D. Hamilton) 6:47

1. SAG Shalla (37) (Telgin, Szwarz) 13:06 (PP)

1. SAG McFarland (17) (Szwarz, Sartoretto) 14:47

1. NIAG Friesen (23) (Strome, F. Hamilton) 17:49 (PP)

2. NIAG Archibald (28) (Gronvaldt) 8:14

2. SAG Szwarz (20) (Trocheck, Chiarot) 8:38 (SH)

2. NIAG F. Hamilton (26) (Strome, Billingsley) 16:49

3. SAG Kea (3) (Telegin, O'Connor) 17:09

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seems like this guy is BEASTING

I'm lovin that we might finally have a legit power forward prospect.

Too many small guys in the system right now.

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http://www.thescoutingreport.org/tsr-2010-nhl-draft-final-rankings-top-76-100/

The scouting report ranked him #100 overall, despite missing the 2009 draft.

Signing Archie was like getting a free 4th round pick.

"Archibald concludes TSR’s rankings after surprisingly going undrafted a year ago. There is a lot of talk that the 19 year old will be a mid-round selection this year, however, after providing steady play for the Colts all season long. Some nights he has the ability to be the best player on the ice, combining his physical play with soft hands, a package that should ensure that he doesn’t go undrafted again in Los Angeles. "

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he was ranked each year he was eligible... not sure why he wasn't drafted.

Redline had him in the mid 100's if I'm not mistaken. ISS was high on him, as I heard an interview with Mike Oke where he stated Archibald was his late round sleeper.

I'm thinking his relative instability is what caused him to drop out of the draft, especially after last year's playoffs fiasco. Not sure about the year before that.

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rofl nice. I like. cant wait to have a legit power forward like him in the team that also brings some sandpaper

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rofl nice. I like. cant wait to have a legit power forward like him in the team that also brings some sandpaper

As long as he doesn't don that hairstyle anymore :emot-parrot:

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Darren Archibald absolutely sniped the puck past Chris Perugini to give the 'Dogs a 2-0 lead going into the first intermission.

They are now calling him Archie the sniper as he nets # 29 on the year:

The Niagara IceDogs defeated the visiting Sault St. Marie Greyhounds by a score of 6-2 at the Gatorade Garden City Complex Thursday night, improving their record to 32-11-2-4. Ryan Strome played another stellar game with a goal and two assists, allowing him to tentatively take over the league lead in points.

The IceDogs opened the scoring early as Jason Wilson continued his recent point streak by making a beautiful pass into the slot for Ryan Strome, who made no mistake in putting the puck home to pick up his 26th of the season.

The next bit of action that occurred in the first was a fight between the most recent IceDogs acquisition Victor Terreri and sophomore David Broll right off of a defensive end face-off. Terreri was playing in his first game after returning from a minor injury, and he wasted no time in getting into the thick of things as the two went toe-to-toe, exchanging several hard blows before tumbling to the ice.

Following the fight, with some hard work from Myles Doan late in the period, a turnover was created in the Greyhounds' zone and Darren Archibald absolutely sniped the puck past Chris Perugini to give the 'Dogs a 2-0 lead going into the first intermission.

After his bout with Terreri in the first period, David Broll would get his name on the scoresheet once again, but this time with a goal as he picked up his 10th of the season at the 15:38 mark to cut the IceDogs lead to 2-1.

Greyhounds' assistant captain Dylan King then took a minor penalty for hooking with just eight seconds left in the period, giving the IceDogs a 1:52 power play to start the third. The score remained 2-1 Niagara after 40 minutes of play.

Although the IceDogs had a man advantage to start the third, the Greyhounds managed to squeak a fluky goal past Mark Visentin just 18 seconds in to tie the game at two.

However, the even game wouldn't last long as Dougie Hamilton potted his 10th of the season on the very same power play with a beautiful backhanded shot to regain the IceDogs lead, 3-2. His brother, Freddie Hamilton, along with fellow NHL Prospect Ryan Strome helped set up the play.

Niagara followed up at the 9:18 mark as defenseman Tim Billingsley pinched in from the point and pounced on a Ryan Strome rebound in the Greyhounds' slot to make it 4-2 IceDogs. The goal was Billingsley's second of the season, and first since returning from a lengthy lower-body injury.

The 'Dogs continued to put on the pressure in the third period as Andrew Agozzino picked up his 32nd goal of the season after accepting a perfect pass from Alex Friesen while on a two-on-one.

David Pacan then followed up with a goal of his own at the 17:46 mark of the third on a power play, with Steven Shipley and Jesse Graham recording the assists, giving the game a final score of 6-2.

The IceDogs will have a days rest tomorrow before returning to action Saturday night as they host the division rival Brampton Battalion at 7 p.m.

Tickets for Saturday's game are still available and can be purchased at any IceDogs ticketing location, including the IceDogs box office tlocated at the Gatorade Garden City Complex two hours prior to puck drop. For more information, please contact the IceDogs office at 905-687-DOG1.

- Jeff Blay, Media Relations

Scoreboard:

1. NIAG Strome (26) (Wilson, Schwindt) 3:29

1. NIAG Archibald (29) (Doan) 18:03

2. SSM Broll (10) (Curcuruto, Dubchak) 15:38

3. SSM Dubchak (15) (Kantor) 0:18 (SH)

3. NIAG D. Hamilton (10) (F. Hamilton, Strome) 1:21 (PP)

3. NIAG Billingsley (2) (Strome, F. Hamilton) 9:18

3. NIAG Agozzino (32) (Friesen, Pacan) 12:17

3. NIAG Pacan (14) (Shipley, Graham) 17:46 (PP)

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Archie picks up his 22nd assist and 51st point on the year in the 2-0 win over Cody's old team,the Batallion:

Mark Visentin led the Niagara IceDogs to a 2-0 victory over the Brampton Battalion by stopping all 37 shots in front of a packed house at the Gatorade Garden City Complex Saturday night, improving their record to 33-11-2-4. Dougie Hamilton and Steven Shipley scored the goals for Niagara, while Ryan Strome and Freddie Hamilton continued their recent hot-streaks by adding assists.

The Hamilton brothers collaborated efforts to open the scoring in the first period on the power play. The play started with Ryan Strome sending the puck into the Brampton zone to Freddie Hamilton, who made a beautiful centring pass from the corner to the pinching Dougie Hamilton, allowing him to pick up his 11th goal of the season and give the IceDogs a 1-0 lead.

Two former Owen Sound Attack teammates worked together to record the IceDogs second goal of the night at the 12:58 mark of the first as Myles Doan sent the puck in front of the Battalion net to a charging Steven Shipley, who made no mistake in tipping it in and increasing the Niagara lead to 2-0.

The IceDogs would take the 2-0 lead into the first intermission, with Brampton leading in shots 10-9.

Although both teams traded several power play opportunities in the second period, neither team could beat the opposing netminder and the score would remain a 2-0 Niagara lead after 40 minutes of play.

The third period had a similar feel to the second; both teams ran into some penalty trouble, but neither team could convert and the score remained at 2-0, giving the IceDogs the win and Mark Visentin the shutout.

The IceDogs will return to action this coming Wednesday, Feb. 9 as they prepare to visit the Kingston Frontenacs at 7 p.m.

Then, after a rare Thursday night off, the 'Dogs will host the Barrie Colts on Friday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m., before capping the weekend off with another match-up against the Brampton Battalion on Sunday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. at the PowerAde Centre in Brampton.

Tickets for next weekend's only home game on Friday, Feb. 11 are still available and can be purchased at any IceDogs ticketing location. For more information, please contact the IceDogs office at 905-687-DOG1, from Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

- Jeff Blay, Media Relations

Scoreboard:

1. NIAG D. Hamilton (11) (F. Hamilton, Strome) 8:17 (PP)

1. NIAG Shipley (14) (Doan, Archibald) 12:58

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