Game Day Report: KGN at PBO – Sept 22, 2023
KINGSTON FRONTENACS VS PETERBOROUGH PETES
7:05 PM | NORWOOD ARENA | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2023
The Kingston Frontenacs (1-2-0-0) enter their final weekend of preseason hockey with a neutral site matchup against the Peterborough Petes (1-2-0-0) in Norwood, Ontario. Tonight’s game is scheduled to start at 7:05pm and when the final whistle blows, one team will see their preseason record return to .500.
Both teams enter tonight’s contest coming off wins. The Kingston Frontenacs last played on September 10th at the Leon’s Centre against the Erie Otters. Mason Vaccari backstopped the Fronts to a 2-0 win, while seeing goals by Ethan Weir and Paul Ludwinski. Peterborough got out of Sudbury with a 6-5 shootout win over the Wolves in their last game on September 9th. Petes’ forward Jonathan Melee led the attack with a 3-point outing.
- Shaking off the Rust: Both teams are coming off two-week layoffs from action. It will be important to establish a rhythm early and for players to get their legs under them again. The team that can shake off the rust the quickest, will have the upperhand.
- Gone Camping: Paul Ludwinski (CHI), Quinton Burns (STL), Ethan Miedema (BUF) and Matthew Soto (PIT) are all attending NHL training camps. It will leave the Frontenacs with the task of balancing lines and testing new combinations. This also provides the younger players with an opportunity to play a bigger role.
- Building on Success: The Frontenacs are coming off a game that saw the Black and Gold play solid team defence in a 2-0 win over the Otters. The team will look to continue this trend as they move closer to the start of the 2023-24 season.
Preseason Team Leaders:
Points: Budnick (3), Weir (3), 9 players (1)
Goals: Budnick (2), Weir (2), Callens (1), Ludwinski (1)
Assists: 9 players (1)
PIMs: Burns (6), McGowan (6), Weir (4)
GAA: Vaccari (1.91), Salajko (4.97)
SAV%: Vaccari (0.941), Salajko (0.806)
Kingston Frontenacs fans can follow the team’s social media channels to stay up-to-date on the game.
The Kingston Frontenacs will be back on the road tomorrow in Cornwall, Ontario for a matchup with the Ottawa 67’s. The puck will drop at 2:00pm at the Cornwall Civic Complex. This will be the final exhibition game for the Fronts of their 2023 preseason.
Upcoming Home Game:
The Kingston Frontenacs will be kicking off their 2023-24 home schedule on Friday, September 29th when the team hosts the Oshawa Generals at Leon’s Centre in their home opener. Fans will have two opportunities to get their hands on a keepsake as the first 2,000 that enter the venue will receive an “Assemble the Fort” rally towel thanks to Colourways Sneaker World Limited. The Frontenacs will also be handing out 3,000 magnet schedules to fans courtesy of YourTV Kingston.
Make sure to come to the Leon’s Centre early and take part in the Kingston Frontenacs Tailgate Party from 5:00pm until 6:30pm. There will be live entertainment and family fun activities on The Tragically Hip Way to help kick start the season.
The 2023-24 home opener is presented by Scotiabank. The game will also be in support of the United Way KFL&A. Fans will be able to donate and give back to the community throughout the night.
Special Ticket Offer in Support of the United Way KFL&A
Fans can now purchase tickets through a unique donation link for the Kingston Frontenacs 2023-24 Home Opener. Every ticket purchased through the link will see $2.00 donated back to the United Way Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington. Each donation will help strengthen our community and prove we are “Stronger Together”!