Game Recap: Barrie Holds off Kingston’s Comeback Attempt
The Kingston Frontenacs faced off against the Barrie Colts at Sadlon Arena on Saturday night in a thrilling matchup. Despite the Frontenacs dominating the shot count with a 46 to 27 advantage, it was the Colts who emerged victorious with a 4-3 win. Jax Dubois netted two goals, and Nathan Poole notched his 7th of the season for Kingston, but it was Ben West’s standout performance in goal that secured the win for Barrie.
In the first period, the Frontenacs came out strong, peppering Barrie’s net with shots. However, it was the Colts who struck first when Zach Wigle found the back of the net, despite Kingston’s 18-7 shot advantage.
The second period began with Barrie extending their lead to 3-0, with Beau Jelsma scoring twice, including a shorthanded marker. Blair Scott added another goal, prompting a goalie change for Kingston, as Mason Vaccari replaced Kyle Downey. Despite Jax Dubois pulling one back for Kingston, the Colts maintained a 4-1 lead heading into the final frame.
In the third period, Kingston continued to press, but Ben West stood tall in the Colts’ net. Dubois managed to score his second of the game to bring the Frontenacs within two goals, and a late surge saw Nathan Poole finding the net to make it 4-3. However, despite a frantic final push, Kingston couldn’t find the equalizer, with West making a crucial save in the dying seconds.
The teams will meet again on Monday, February 19th, at Leon’s Centre for a rematch scheduled to start at 2:00pm, coinciding with Family Day.
Upcoming Home Game:
Friday, February 16th, 2024
Kingston Frontenacs vs. Peterborough Petes
Leon’s Centre | 7:00pm Puck Drop
Grow The Game Night
The Kingston Frontenacs are proud partners with the Hockey Diversity Alliance and BGC South East. Grow the Game Night is centred around the grassroots program created by the HDA, BGC South East and the Kingston Frontenacs. The grassroots program is specifically designed to teach youth from diverse communities the fundamentals, skills, and rules of the game. Grow The Game Night is all about fundraising to make this program sustainable.