Fronts Double up on Colts with 6-3 Victory
The Kingston Frontenacs were no stranger to a busy schedule and Friday night continued that trend for them. It was the first game of another three in three weekend. They were hosting the Barrie Colts who were playing in their third straight road game.
Kingston was forced to take the ice without their captain, Jakob Brahaney, who was serving the first game of a two-game suspension.
Fronts fans had to wait to see the Frasca brothers go head to head as Jacob of the Colts was out of the game with a sickness.
Kingston's penalty kill was something that needed work heading into the game, but it was the shorthanded unit that opened the scoring.
Shane Wright stole the puck inside his own blue line and headed down the ice one-on-one with the defender. Shane shielded the puck beautifully and got a quick snapshot away that beat Jet Greaves for a 1-0 Kingston lead.
They weren't so lucky on their next kill. Luke Bignell found a loose puck sitting right in front of the net and backhanded it by Christian Propp to tie the game.
The Frontenacs would have to wait for a power play of their own as the first period came to an end in a 1-1 tie.
The game really opened in the second period with Kingston doing most of the scoring. Dawson Baker put Kingston back in front, but Maddox Callens had a lot to do with the goal. Callens fought off a defender and captured everyone's attention leaving Baker alone in front to score the go-ahead goal.
Kallaway Mercer added to the lead just 0:25 seconds later. He used his speed to blow by the defenders and beat Greaves with a wrist shot to the glove side for his first goal of the season.
Kingston continued to role at the midway mark of the period. Shane Wright found Zayde Wisdom with a stretch pass and after a quick stop-up play, Wisdom beat Greaves for his team leading 16th goal of the year giving Kingston a 4-1 lead.
The Colts got a goal back with a weird bounce. Jason Willms took a shot from behind the goal line that bounced in off Christian Propp. It was a goal that Propp would like back, but not one that killed Kingston's momentum.
Dustin Hutton restored the three-goal lead less than a minute later. Braden Haché took a point shot that landed on Hutton's stick. With Greaves making a play on the original shot, Hutton found himself with a wide-open net for an easy goal.
The Colts would close the gap on the power play before the period ended. Tyson Foerster wired a one-timer by Propp after Tyler Tucker put the puck on a tee for him. It was the Colts second power play goal of the game, but it was Kingston who led 5-3 after two periods.
The Colts pushed hard in the third period to try and make a comeback, but Christian Propp shut the door on every opportunity. To top off a solid period in net, he recorded an assist on Kingston's final goal.
As Dawson Baker came out of the penalty box, Propp cleared the puck out of the zone and Baker was in all alone on a breakaway. He rang it off the post and in for his second goal of the night. It gave Kingston a 6-3 lead, which was the final score.
Shane Wright extended his point streak to 10 games and his goal streak to 5 games. Dawson Baker's two goals gave him 8 goals in his last 6 games.
Lucas Peric didn't hit the scoresheet but blocked three shots during penalty kills making himself a valuable part of holding onto the lead.
Christian Propp recorded the win making him 5-1-1 in his seven starts since joining the Frontenacs.
The Frontenacs will take to the road for three straight games to close out the first half of the OHL season. They face the Bulldogs in Hamilton tomorrow, the Steelheads in Mississauga on Sunday, and the IceDogs in Niagara on December 19. The open the second half of the season on home ice against the Ottawa 67's on December 28. Tickets are available at the Leon's Centre box office or online at ticketmaster.ca.
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