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SERIES PREVIEW | JANUARY 6-8 VS. TROIS-RIVIERES LIONS

Thursday, January 5th
SERIES PREVIEW | JANUARY 6-8 VS. TROIS-RIVIERES LIONS

The Newfoundland Growlers kickstart a new calendar year by hosting the Trois-Rivières Lions for the first time this season in a three-game set beginning on Friday night at the Mary Brown’s Centre.

Newfoundland come into the series a solid 12-3-0-0 at home so far this season, their last action on the rock a three-game sweep over the Iowa Heartlanders on December 7, 9 & 10.

It was a hot and cold six game road trip for the Growlers to close out 2022 which ended on a high note with back-to-back wins over the Kalamazoo Wings, the most recent victory a 2-1 finish on New Year’s Eve.

Trois-Rivières have struggled to find consistency so far this season and as a result find themselves fifth in the North Division outside of the postseason picture. Their last action came on Wednesday night in a 3-2 home defeat to the Maine Mariners at the Colisée Videotron.

While the Lions need wins first and foremost to get themselves back into a playoff spot, a chance to steal points off a main rival in the Growlers should provide some further motivation.

After squaring off 21 times across the 2021-22 regular season and playoffs, Newfoundland have won the only two meetings between these two teams this season with a pair of victories in Trois-Rivières back in October.

Puck drops is set for 7:00 pm on Friday and Saturday night, while Sunday gets underway at 4:00 pm. Growlers fans can watch all three games live on FloSports (subscription required), listen to the call on Mixlr, or follow along on Twitter (@NLGrowlers) for game updates and highlights. Tickets for all three games can be purchased at nlgrowlers.com/tickets.

WHO TO WATCH:

NFL – Orrin Centazzo (F): One of the Growlers most productive offensive weapons across the last two seasons, #29 has returned to the rock from the Marlies ahead of the weekend series. Fans will be looking forward to seeing the flashy forward back in black and gold.

TR – Colin Bilek(F): The Lions leading goal scorer by some measure, the Army graduate will be one of the key skaters from the visitors this weekend.

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
Idaho Steelheads
Newfoundland Growlers
Friday, March 8th
Idaho Steelheads @ Newfoundland Growlers
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM NST
Mary Brown's Centre
Idaho Steelheads
IDH Idaho Steelheads
at
Newfoundland Growlers
NFL Newfoundland Growlers
Mary Brown's Centre
Idaho Steelheads
Newfoundland Growlers
Saturday, March 9th
Idaho Steelheads @ Newfoundland Growlers
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM NST
Mary Brown's Centre
Idaho Steelheads
IDH Idaho Steelheads
at
Newfoundland Growlers
NFL Newfoundland Growlers
Mary Brown's Centre
Idaho Steelheads
Newfoundland Growlers
Sunday, March 10th
Idaho Steelheads @ Newfoundland Growlers
Puck Drops:
4:00 PM NDT
Mary Brown's Centre
Idaho Steelheads
IDH Idaho Steelheads
at
Newfoundland Growlers
NFL Newfoundland Growlers
Mary Brown's Centre

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