Billy Kimmerly

FrontsFront: Three Games in Three Nights With Kingston Canadians Retro Jersey and Chris Clifford Night on Friday

2019-20 Season

Weekly Fronts Front – Nov 28 – Dec 5

Record:

(25 GP) 6-15-2-2 Pts (16) 5th East Div. / 9th Eastern Conf. (2 points back of final playoff spot -MIS)

Injuries:

Luke Drewitt – Day-to-day (Upper Body Injury) –  Nov 24

Games Last Week: 

4-3 SOW v North Bay – Nov. 29

Postponed (weather) @ Oshawa – Dec 1

  • I spoke with Coach Kurtis Foster on dealing with a change in schedule. “The biggest thing was we got a practice in right away, we wanted to keep the same routine going into the week,” said the second year Fronts boss. “At the end of the day, you challenge your guys to not waste the day after getting fired up for a game. The guys have done a good job…I’ve been impressed so far with this week, but now we have to put it together and finish the week too.”

@BoutHockey Stars of the Week: (Nov 28 – Dec 5)

  • Zayde Wisdom – 1G,1A, 2 shots
Shane Wright & Zayde Wisdom vs Kitchener on Oct 26th (Billy Kimmerly/Kingston Frontenacs)
  • Shane Wright – 1 GWG, 3 shots
  • Christian Propp – 1W on 22 saves v North Bay

On The Fronts Front:

  • Shane Wright – six-game point streak  (6G,3A), Leads OHL in rookie SOG (74)
    • Named OHL Rookie of the Month for November
  • Dustin Hutton – seven-game point streak (1G,7A)
Dustin Hutton (Billy Kimmerly/Kingston Frontenacs)
  • Jakob Brahaney – 15 assists tied for 14th among defenceman, fifth in defenceman shots (89), four-game point streak (0G,5A)

Upcoming Games This Week: 

  • Thursday:

Kingston will head to Oshawa as the make-up date for the postponed game last Sunday. It’s Teddy Bear Toss Night in Oshawa in the second consecutive game the Frontenacs will take part in the festivities after hosting theirs’ in Kingston last Friday vs North Bay. Justin Pringle scored the goal that brought the bears down in a game Kingston would come from behind to win 4-3 in a SO.

Rookies Shane Wright of Kingston and Oshawa’s Oliver Suni are having great seasons with the pair amongst rookie leaders in points with Suni leading (23) and Wright(20) in third. Wright scored his first OHL goal in Oshawa on Sep 29 in a 4-1 Generals win. Oshawa has won all three meetings so far by a combined 13-3 score. The Generals scored four powerplay goals on seven opportunities in a 5-1 win in the last meeting on Nov. 1.

Former Frontenac Brett Neumann has four goals and three assists on a five-game point streak coming into Thursday night. Nick Wong, who came to Kingston from Oshawa in the Neumann deal has a goal and 3 points in his last five and will look to score against his former team as he did twice last season.

  • Friday: 

The Frontenacs will retire jersey #29 in honour of goaltender Chris Clifford who played for the team from 1983-87 and will wear the red and blue uniforms of the Kingston Canadians as a token to the organizations’ history. Clifford achieved fame for becoming the first Jr. goalie to score a goal during a game on January 25, 1986, while with Kingston.

Chris Clifford – Kingston Canadians (courtesy Kingston Whig-Standard)

It will be the first of a home-and-home with Peterborough Petes and while Kingston is benefitting from their own rookie in Shane Wright, Mason McTavish is also having a great rookie-season leading first-year scorers with 15 goals.

Peterborough is ranked 2nd in the Canadian Hockey League rankings. Kingston won the last matchup 4-3 on Nov 21 with a Shane Wright shootout winner after coming back from a 3-1 deficit late in the 2nd period. The Petes hold a 2-1 season-series lead so far with this being the fourth game vs each other since Nov 5. Liam Kirk has two goals and four assists on a four-game point streak and Zach Gallant is riding a six-game streak with six goals and seven points.

  • Saturday: 

The Frontenacs will head to Peterborough in the third game in three nights and the second end of a home-and-home vs Petes at 7 PM.

Frontenacs StatPack: (up to Dec. 5)

  • Goals: Wisdom – 14
  • Assists: Brahaney – 15
  • Points: Wisdom – 23
  • Penalty Mins: Peric – 40
  • +/-: Wright, Hutton – +3
  • Shots: Brahaney – 89
  • Face/Off Leader: Drewitt – 57.1% (min. 100 faceoffs taken)
  • GAA: Dugas – 4.36
  • Save %: Dugas – .875
  • Goalie Wins: Propp – 7 (4 with Soo Greyhounds)
  • Rookie Leader
    1. Goals: Wright – 11
    2. Assists: Wright – 9
    3. Points: Wright – 20
    4. Penalty mins: Callens – 17

 

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