Weekly Fronts Front – Dec 12
28 GP – 8-16-2-2 Pts (20) 5th East Div / 8th Eastern Conf (tied with – MISS)
Luke Drewitt – Day-to-day with Upper Body Injury – Nov 24
Games Last Week:
5-4 W at Oshawa – Dec. 5
7-2 W v Peterborough – Dec. 6
3-1 L at Peterborough – Dec 7
@BoutHockey Stars of the Week: (Nov 29 – Dec 12)
- Shane Wright – 3G, 2A 13 SOG
- Dawson Baker – 4G, 8 SOG
- Nick King – 1G, 3A 7 SOG
On The Fronts Front:
- Shane Wright – nine-game point streak (9G,5A), Leads OHL in rookie SOG ()
- Jakob Brahaney continues to be a catalyst from the backend with 10 assists during Kingston’s last 10 games
- Vitali Pinchuk is away representing Team Belarus at the IIHF U20 Division 1 World Championship.
Upcoming Games This Week:
Barrie Colts make their first visit to Kingston on Friday in the second meeting of the year. Barrie downed the Frontenacs 6-4 on Oct 28th the night after Kingston had won their first game over Niagara. Jordan Frasca will once again face his brother Jacob after the two played each other for the first time in the OHL in that first game. With Jacob’s Colts winning the game, Jordan had a goal and an assist in a losing cause. Jacob has tallied four goals and two assists in his 21 appearances as a rookie. Jordan is a solid season in Kingston Shane Wright will face former Don Mills Flyers teammate Brandt Clarke with the pair registering an assist each in the last game. Barrie sits 3rd in the Central Division with 28 points.
Kingston will play the first of two road games on consecutive nights in Hamilton but won’t have to face one of two of the league’s most dangerous players in Jan Jenik and Arthur Kaliyev. Jenik left for the World Junior Tournament with the hometown Czech Republic and won’t play. Kaliyev will dress before heading off to Team USA camp. Both NHL drafted players are on a roll this season with Kaliev leading OHL goal scorers with 28 heading into weekend action three up on London’s Connor McMichael (also away at Canada camp). Jenik did not score a point in the team’s last game on Dec 7 which is significant in that he had unbelievably registered a point in every game he played in up to that point stretching 26 games collecting 22 goals and 34 points for 56 points. He has a goal and two assists in the two games against Kingston this year.
The Bulldogs won both previous meetings with a 3-2 SO win on Oct 6 in Hamilton and followed that up with a 4-2 win on Oct 18 back in Kingston.
It will be a big game for the Frontenacs in Mississauga on Sunday taking on the closest team to them in the playoff picture for the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot. The chances of Kingston catching Hamilton in their division being eight points back is challenging, to say the least, so it’s vital they collect the two points against the Steelheads. After beating Mississauga on Nov 24 in Kingston 3-2, the Frontenacs will not want to give back those two points. The teams sit tied with 20 points heading into the weekend with Kingston having played one less game. Mississauga may be without defenceman Thomas Harley as he is away at Team Canada World Jr selection camp as cuts are still pending from Oakville’s Selection Camp.
Frontenacs StatPack: (up to Nov. 12)
- Goals: Wisdom – 15
- Assists: Brahaney – 18
- Points: Wright, Wisdom – 25 (Wright leads all rookies OHL)
- Penalty Mins: Peric – 46
- +/-: Wright – Hutton +4
- Shots: Brahaney – 101
- Face/Off Leader: Drewitt – 57.1% (min. 100 faceoffs taken)
- GAA: Dugas – 4.16
- Save %: Dugas – .882
- Goalie Wins: Propp – 8 (4 with Soo Greyhounds)
- Rookie Leader
- Goals: Wright – 14
- Assists: Wright – 11 (Leads all rookies OHL)
- Points: Wright – 25 (Leads all rookies OHL)
- Penalty mins: Callens – 17
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