Spitfires Fly by Fronts in 5-2 Win
Kingston came into Sunday's game hot off a 7-4-win Friday night against the Erie Otters. That game marked the most goals the Frontenacs had scored in a single game so far this season. The Windsor Spitfires came into the game after a visit to Peterborough on Saturday night. They dropped that decision by a score of 4-2 meaning they had lost three games in a row. The Spitfires brought a young core group into the season, but they have a strong backbone in veteran goaltender Michael DiPietro. Kingston was hoping to see multiple goal scorers for the second game in a row. In each game they had multiple goal scorers so far this season, Kingston had recorded wins.
The Frontenacs got off to a hot start and spent the opening minutes in the Windsor zone. They also put the first 5 shots of the game on Michael DiPietro but weren't able to beat the netminder. Windsor put up the first goal of the game when Connor Corcoran beat Brendan Bonello. Jason Robertson quickly responded less than two minutes later with his 13th goal of the season to tie the game. Windsor took the lead back on an odd-looking goal. Bonello appeared to have the post covered but Tyler Angle poked at it and it popped over the goaltender's pad. The Spitfires added one more before the end of the period off the stick of Curtis Douglas and led the game 3-1 after twenty minutes.
Windsor extended their lead in the first five minutes of the second period. Thomas Stevenson was the goal scorer and it ended the night for Brendan Bonello. Ryan Dugas replaced Bonello and it seemed to spark the Frontenacs. Kingston responded with some strong play that led to a power play. On that power play, Brett Neumann buried a shot after some beautiful puck movement. It cut the Windsor lead to 4-2. Kingston continued to pressure and drew another penalty. Unfortunately, it was Windsor that scored on this Kingston power play. Luke Kutkevicius was credited with the goal that put Windsor ahead by three for the second time. The second period ended with the Spitfires ahead 5-2.
Things slowed down in the third period. There were no goals scored in the frame despite some great opportunities. Both DiPietro and Dugas made spectacular saves. Windsor was content to not push the pace of the game and just hold onto the lead, which they did, taking a 5-2 victory.
The Frontenacs will head out on the road for three straight games next weekend in the Soo, Sudbury and North Bay. They return home on October 26 to host the Sudbury Wolves. Tickets can be found at ticketmaster.ca.
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