RECAP: Kingston starts strong, but can’t hold on as Greyhounds skate away with the Victory
The Kingston Frontenacs continued their three game northern road trip Friday night in the Soo to take on the Greyhounds. Coming off a great team win Thursday night in North Bay the boys in black and gold were hoping to carry that momentum into Friday’s contest.
The Frontenacs were up to the task early on, as captain Paul Ludwinski capitalized on a Greyhounds turnover and was suddenly in on a two-on-one in the Soo offensive zone. Ludwinski would find Jacob Battaglia with a perfectly weighted saucer pass and Battaglia would bury it into the back of the net for his 12th of the season. Just over four minutes later, Jacob Battaglia would enter the offensive zone on the rush and would find the trailing Vann Williamson who would bury a wrist shot over the shoulder of Greyhounds goalie Landon Miller for his 1st of the season. Williamson drew into the lineup and took advantage of the opportunity afforded to him by doubling the lead for his Frontenacs.
Late in the opening frame with the black and gold continuing the pressure in the offensive zone, Maddox Callens dished the puck to Cal Uens who took a slapshot on goal and bounced around in the Greyhounds’ crease and it was Gage Heyes playing until the whistle and poking home the loose puck to score his 6th of the season and the third goal of the night for the Frontenacs.
Unfortunately for Kingston, the second period told a different story in this contest. The Greyhounds responded well to being in a 3-0 hole, spending a lot of time controlling the play and getting chances on Mason Vaccari. Marco Mignosa (10) and Julian Fantino (5) scored for their side, but the Fronts were able to hold a 3-2 lead heading into the final period.
Gabriel Frasca would capitalize on Kingston’s first powerplay of the game, getting his 4th goal of the season to continue his goal per game pace since making his season debut last weekend. After that, it was unfortunately all Greyhounds. Marco Mignosa (11) scored under two minutes after Frasca made it 4-2, and then Brenden Sirizzotti (8) would score immediately after to make it a 4-4 game. The goal was looked at by officials as the Greyhounds had too many men on the ice, but it was somehow deemed a good goal and the momentum shifted from there.
The Greyhounds would add goals from Jack Beck (9) and Owen Allard (13), and Ethan Miedema (9) would get one back late for Kingston but it wouldn’t matter as Owen Allard (14) would get an empty net marker right after to seal the deal for his side, with a 7-5 final.
Sun, Dec 10th, 2023 | Kingston at Sudbury | 2:05 pm | Sudbury Community Arena
Thurs, Dec 14th, 2023 | Kingston at Peterborough | 7:05 pm | Peterborough Memorial Centre
Fri, Dec 15th, 2023 | Kingston vs. Niagara | 7:00 pm | Leon’s Centre | Hockey is for the Dogs
Sun, Dec 17th, 2023 | Kingston vs. Brantford | 2:00 pm | Leon’s Centre | Holiday Game
Thurs, Dec 28th, 2023 | Kingston vs Peterborough | 7:00pm | Leon’s Centre