Wednesday Highlights: Wright hits 30-goal mark in Fronts win

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Shane Wright (29, 30) became the first Kingston Frontenacs rookie to score 30 goals in a season since 2008-09, netting a pair in a 4-3 win over visiting Peterborough. The Fronts led 3-1 before the Petes battled back to tie things up in the third. Nick Wong (11) scored the game winner with 4:09 remaining, getting help from Dustin Hutton and Vitali Pinchuk. Nick King (7) also scored for Kingston while Christian Propp made 45 saves for first star honours, helping the Fronts improve to 16-28-2-2 with their second straight win. Akil Thomas (17, 18) scored twice for Peterborough while Nick Robertson picked up his 39th of the season, extending his goal-scoring streak to 12 games. The Petes outshot Kingston 48-28 but fall to 29-19-2-1, a record that includes a mark of 4-11-0-0 since the turn of the new year.


The Kitchener Rangers skated back from a 4-2 deficit as Francesco Pinelli (15), Jonathan Yantsis (33) and Reid Valade (17) provided three unanswered goals in a 5-4 road win over the Soo Greyhounds. Valade’s winner came on an assist from Mike Petizian with 7:53 remaining in the third period as Kitchener pulled back to within a point of first place London in the Midwest Division. Declan McDonnell (12) and Liam Hawel (13) also had Ranger goals while Jacob Ingham stopped 39 of 43. Zack Trott (21) scored in a fifth straight game for the Hounds while Cole MacKay (22, 23) had a pair and Rory Kerins (24) also tallied. Trott finished the night with a goal and two assists as the Greyhounds outshot the Rangers 43-31 but fell to 23-25-2-0 for fourth place in the West Division. Kitchener is now 30-12-5-2 and has won seven of its last 10.


Maxim Golod set up three of Erie’s four goals as the Otters skated to a 4-2 road win over the Guelph Storm. Chad Yetman (29, 30) scored twice to reach the 30-goal plateau while rookie Connor Lockhart (8) had a goal and an assist. Jacob Golden (3) scored what would stand as the game winner with 3:46 remaining in the second period. Cedric Ralph (15) and Pavel Gogolev (36) scored Guelph goals as the Storm fell to 24-19-1-4, suffering their eighth loss in the last 10 games. Erie rookie Aidan Campbell picked up the win with 21 saves as Erie climbed three points ahead of the Soo Greyhounds for the eighth and final spot in the Western Conference. The Otters now sit at 21-18-3-6 while Guelph is two points ahead with 53 in the middle of the Midwest Division.

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