The first fifteen minutes were nothing to write home about for the Kingston Frontenacs, in their matchup against the Brampton Battalion, but the remaining 45 minutes were dominated by the Black and Gold, as they overcame a 2-0 deficit, to route the Battalion 9-3.”It definitely took us a little while to get going tonight, but once we got that first one, it kind of allowed us to relax a bit more and just play and a lot of things went our way from that point on,” said Head Coach Doug Gilmour.
Eight Kingston Frontenacs finished the night with at least two points each, with newcomer Sean Jones leading the way with a goal and three assists and earning first star honours. Taylor Doherty, Nathan Moon and Ethan Werek all finished the night with three points, while Werek, and Ryan Spooner scored a pair each in the victory. Jones, Michael Fine, Mitch Gaulton, Erik Gudbranson and rookie Alex Gudbranson, with his first OHL goal also scored for the Fronts, while Philip Lane, Stephon Thorne and Ian Watters responded for Brampton, as Philipp Grubauer made 32 saves in goal to earn the victory for the Fronts. Dennis Saikkonen started for Brampton, but was pulled, after allowed four goals in a span of four minutes and 48 seconds between the end of the first period and Fine’s goal 33 seconds into the second period. Jacob Riley replaced him in goal and didn’t fare much better, surrendering the remaining five goals.
Kingston has a huge first place showdown with the Ottawa 67’s on Sunday afternoon at the K-Rock Centre. Puck drop is at 2:00PM and tickets are still available, as two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference do battle.