Frontenacs looking to add more ground on Niagara and Barrie battling for second
While the Frontenacs had an easy go of the Flint Firebirds last Friday night at Rogers K-Rock Centre, don’t expect the same easy approach tonight when they face the Saginaw Spirit. Sure, the Spirit are only 7 points and 1 place ahead of the faltering Firebirds in the Western Conference, but Saginaw is no easy pushover.
The Spirit have 18 wins, 22 regulation losses, 2 overtime losses, and 2 shootout loss, for 40 points. They are 4 points behind the Soo Greyhounds for 7th, with Soo having the game in hand. In the past 10 games, the Spirit have 4 wins 5 regulation loss, and 1 shootout losses.
While Saginaw looks to continue to hold the final playoff spot in the Western Conference by adding points to their season–the 3-1 loss last night in Peterborough didn’t help their cause–the Frontenacs continue to hold top spot in the Eastern Conference. Coming off last weekend’s 2 wins in 3 games, the Fronts have 57 points and hold a 6 point lead over the Barrie Colts for top spot in the Conference and 9 points over the Peterborough Petes for the lead in the East Division. Kingston has 27 wins, 13 regulation losses, 2 overtime losses, and 1 shootout loss, for 57 points. In the past 10 games, the Frontenacs have 7 wins and 3 regulation losses.
BELL LET’S TALK: Frontenacs Captain Roland McKeown is featured in a number of public service announcements airing during tonight’s game on the videoboard promoting Bell Let’s Talk Day on January 27. Bell is giving 5-cents from every tweet with #BellLetstalk to mental health initiatives across the country.
BIG WEEKEND: After tonight’s game the Frontenacs hit the road on another 3-games-in-3-days weekend, with a highly anticipated match-up tomorrow in Barrie vs. the Colts and on Sunday afternoon in North Bay vs. the Battalion. Since January 1, Kingston has won 2 of 3 games on each of these 3-in-3 weekends.