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Fronts Explode Offensively in 7-4 Win over Otters

October 12, 2018 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Kingston Frontenacs News Release

For the first time this season the Frontenacs were facing a team they had already seen on the schedule. It was also the final time they would see the Erie Otters this year. The first meeting was a positive one for Kingston. They had 4 different goal scorers in a 4-0 win. It marked the first career start, win and shutout for rookie goaltender Ryan Dugas. Dugas impressed head coach Kurtis Foster enough in that first start to get the start in the rematch against the Otters.

The Frontenacs came out flying in the opening period. Brett Neumann was sent in on a breakaway early on but had the puck role off his stick before he could get a shot away. He quickly got a second chance when Robertson sent him in on another breakaway and he didn't miss. Neumann's breakaway goal was the first goal by a Frontenacs player other than Robertson in 4 games. The Otters responded quickly when Kyle Maksimovich found a small opening over the shoulder of Ryan Dugas. Kingston had the bounce back that they have been looking for after a goal. Jacob Paquette put in a rebound to give Kingston their lead back. That was followed by Jason Robertson's 10th goal of the season which came off a beautiful shot from the slot. Just before the period ended, Dawson Baker scored his first as a Frontenac. Kingston exploded for 4 first period goals giving them their first lead since they led against Erie on September 29th.

The second period saw a decrease in scoring. The only goal of the period came off the stick of Jason Robertson. He used his big frame and strength to position himself in front of the net and put a perfect shot inside the post to give Kingston a 5-1 lead. The period ended on a tough note for both teams. Brendan Kischnick went into the boards awkwardly after a hit and laid motionless on the ice. Trainers from both teams attended to the player until paramedics arrived. Kischnick was taken to the hospital on a stretcher. Both teams were sent to the room with 5:29 remaining in the period. They would resume the period after the ice had been resurfaced.

When play resumed, the Erie Otters were firing on all cylinders. They scored 3 goals on a five-minute power play to get themselves back in the game. Two goals came from Chad Yetman and the third from Maxim Golod. It made the score 5-4 going into the final twenty minutes.

Kingston bounced back nicely. They slowed the Erie momentum and eventually stretched their lead out again. Jason Robertson completed the hat trick to put Kingston ahead 6-4. Erie sunk themselves late in the game when they gave Kingston a 5 on 3 power play. Kingston moved the puck around beautifully and Brett Neumann scored his second of the game to put Kingston ahead 7-4. That would be the final score as Kingston sweeps the season series against the Otters.

This is the third time this season Kingston has had multiple goal scorers in a game. They have won all three of those games. Ryan Dugas earned his second career win. Jason Robertson now leads the OHL in goals with 12 and sits fifth in points with 14.

The Frontenacs host the Windsor Spitfires on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. You can get your tickets at ticketmaster.ca.


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