RECAP: Kingston falls short in North Bay
On the final day of a three in three weekend for your Kingston Frontenacs, they found themselves in North Bay for a 3:00pm start against the Battalion. After defeating Peterborough, Oshawa and Kitchener, the Frontenacs couldn’t come away with the win last night in Barrie. The black and gold are hoping to get back on track in a Sunday matinee.
Kingston did a good job of keeping the Battalion at bay early on, but the attack of North Bay couldn’t be held off the scoresheet for long as Sandis Vilmanis (20) broke the scoreless deadlock to make it 1-0 for the home side just over 12 minutes into the game.
North Bay is coming off a 12-1 win over Niagara this past Thursday night, so you know that their offence has all the confidence in the world and it looked like it had carried over into this one.
After keeping North Bay to just a goal after the opening period, the floodgates would open up in the second. Just over 3 minutes into the second, North Bay captain Liam Arnsby (9) doubled up the lead for his team.
Sandis Vilmanis (21, 22) scored two consecutive goals within a 5 minute span to complete the hat trick, and put North Bay up 4-0. Dayln Wakely (26) and Justin Ertel (19) would both score just 21 seconds apart to put the Battalion up 6-0 heading into the final period of play.
JJ Salajko kicked off the third period in the Kingston net, replacing Mason Vaccari after he allowed six goals on twenty two shots. The goaltending change wouldn’t prove to do much as Dayln Wakely (27) scored his second of the night to put the Battalion up 7-0.
Ihnat Pazii (8) and Sandis Vilmanis (24) would both add goals before the end of the game to make it a 9-0 final, as Kingston just couldn’t generate any high danger chances to get involved in the game. The Frontenacs are back at it on Wednesday in our nation’s capital before returning home for a Friday night clash with the Peterborough Petes.
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Friday, February 16th, 2024
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