The Frontenacs faced a tough test in their 2000th game wearing black and gold. The Saginaw Spirit came in as the hottest team in the OHL having won 11 of their last 12 games. That included a win in Peterborough on Thursday night before travelling to Kingston. Kingston hadn’t played since Sunday afternoon when they suffered a 3-1 loss to the Hamilton Bulldogs.
Nicolas Porco gave his team a hot start by scoring two goals in the opening period. The first goal was a tap in after a few great saves by Brendan Bonello. He followed that with a tip in off a Bode Wilde shot from the point. The Spirit outshot Kingston 15-6 in the opening period and led 2-0 after 20:00.
Saginaw matched their first period total in the second period, but with different goal scorers. Jake Goldowski extended the lead to 3-0 before Bode Wilde got his third point of the game by beating Bonello to the glove side. The Spirit were flexing their muscle and controlling the game through two periods with a 4-0 lead.
It was much of the same in the final frame. Goals from Damien Giroux, Justin Murray, and Camaryn Baber extended the lead to 7-0. Ryan Cranford was able to break the shutout with just under two minutes left in the game. Kingston finished the game with 21 shots on net, nearly half of which came in the final 8 minutes or so.
The Frontenacs hit the road for the next three games making stops in Barrie, North Bay and Ottawa before returning home on February 1st to host Jason Robertson and the Niagara IceDogs. They then host the Guelph Storm the following night with both games starting at 7 PM. Tickets are available at the Leon’s Centre box office for both games. With the purchase of an adult ticket to either game, you will receive a free children’s ticket (Under 18) for free. Offer is exclusive to the Leon’s Centre box office.