The Kingston Frontenacs look to get back on the winning track today in Ottawa. The game is a rematch from Friday, October 8 versus the 67’s at TD Place. Puck drop is set for 2:00pm with the call on 104.3 Fresh Radio with Jim Gilchrist.
After Friday’s home-opening lid-lifter victory over Ottawa at the Leon’s Centre, the Fronts had a challenging offensive game in a 7-2 loss to Mississauga on Saturday night. Francesco Arcuri and Maddox Callens scored in the third to salvage some confidence heading into the nation’s capital this afternoon.
In the opener versus the 67’s, Assistant Captain Lucas Edmonds led the way on a two-goal, four-point performance to earn Kingston an 8-1 victory. Team Captain, Shane Wright had a three-point games and Paul Ludwinski and Paul Hughes scored their first career OHL goals. Martin Chromiak, Francesco Arcuri and former 67’s defenceman Lucas Peric each scored in the 8-1 win.
The Fronts, who found themselves chasing the game versus Mississauga on Saturday, will need to ensure they put pressure on Ottawa early. That was the strategy in the opener and it worked well. Kingston scored three times in the first three minutes of the game, setting up the ability to play more to Head Coach, Luca Caputi’s system.
One of Kingston’s strengths in the pre-season and home-opener was a potent power play operating at an above 30% clip. With two power play goals versus Ottawa in the first game, the team only took two penalties and won the special teams battle by a goal. With the exact opposite happening last night versus Mississuaga. Kingston was 0-7 on man advantage in the game, including an early five-minute-major power play that they weren’t able to connect on. The Frontenacs will look to get their offence going again today against the Ottawa 67’s.
Kingston plays their next home game on Friday, October 15th at 7:00PM at Leon’s Centre. The Sudbury Wolves come to town as the Frontenacs welcome Frontline Workers to the venue to celebrate. Building capacity is now at 100% following Provincial health regulations. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.ca or at the venue box office.
Group tickets and Flex Packs are available now at www.kingstonfrontenacs.com
You can also watch the game live a watch.chl.ca.