The Kingston Frontenacs fell to arch rival Belleville before a record crowd friday night at the K-Rock Centre for a Fronts game. 5,302 was the paid attendance for the game and was a complete sell out, the first complete sell out for the Fronts and topping the two previous biggest attendance nights, which were the K-Rock Centre Frontenacs debut back on February 22, 2008, which drew a paid attendance of 5,081 and Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarter-Final a few seasons ago against Brampton, which drew a paid attendance of 5,128.
“Tonight’s game was a complete sell-out with not a seat left in the house,” said Executive Director of Business Operations Justin Chenier.
Unfortunately for the Fronts, the game on the ice did not turn out they way they had wanted. Kingston jumped out to a 2-0 lead on power play goals by Ryan Kujawinski and Sam Povorozniouk, but from that point on it was all Belleville, as the Bulls scored eight unanswered goals to defeat the Fronts 8-2.
Former Frontenacs 1st Round pick Alan Quine had a big night in his Belleville debut, scoring a goal and adding four assists, as he was named the games first star.
“It was great to see Alan have a terrific start for us. He has incredible vision and patience and I think that is something we have missed on our team for the last couple of years,” said Belleville Coach George Burnett.
Joseph Cramarossa scored three goals and also added a pair of assists and Jordan Subban, the brother of NHLer P.K and World Junior goaltender Malcolm Subban, finished the night with a goal and three assists. Malcolm Subban did not start in this game, as Bulls coach George Burnett was giving him some time to get back into the swing of things and rest up, after a stressful and busy month away with Canada’s World Junior team.
The Frontenacs will look to respond with road games in Owen Sound and Guelph on Saturday and Sunday respectively.