Home cooking was not enough for the Kingston Frontenacs, as they lost both home games this past weekend.
Friday night saw the return of fan favorite Brett Neumann, who was playing his first game back at the Leon’s Centre since being traded to the Generals in exchange for Nick Wong and draft picks on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The General’s dominated the second half of the game on route to a 6-1 drubbing of the Fronts.
Both Neumann and Wong scored for their new teams, as Neumann potted his 29th of the season and 4th as a General to give the Generals a 2-0 lead at 13:11 of the second period. The goal would prove to be the eventual game winner. Wong scored his first goal as a member of the Frontenac’s giving him 6 on the season. Wong then taunted the Generals bench on his way by during the celebration.
Anthony Salinitri scored 2 goals upping his season total to 34, his 14th since joining the Generals in a pre-Christmas trade with Sarnia. Also chipping in was Montreal Canadiens prospect Allan McShane, who had 3 assists.
On Sunday the Frontenacs and the Hamilton Bulldogs had a spirited, tough checking affair that featured two fights. Jake Gravelle, Matthew Strome and Eric Henderson scored goals for Hamilton, while Bulldogs goalie Zachary Roy was sharp in net, turning away 23 of Kingston’s 24 shots on goal. Roy was particularly sharp in the 3rd period, turning away all 9 Kingston shots.
The Fronts are back in action on Friday night as they host the streaking Saginaw Spirit, who have won nine of their past 10 games. The Spirit made a splash at the trade deadline by picking up Team Canada forward Owen Tippett in a trade with Mississauga. The Spirit also acquired Ryan McLeod from the Steelheads in an earlier deal.
The Frontenacs will then hit the road for games in Barrie on Saturday night and North Bay on Sunday afternoon. Sunday’s 4pm start is game 2 of 3 games featured during YourTV’s 6th annual Hockey Day in the OHL.
View the Frontenacs’ full schedule for the season on their website here, where you can also get tickets to upcoming games.
Tim “The Coach” Cunningham has played every sport ever. His inside knowledge can be heard and seen on radio, television and in print across Canada. Follow him on twitter at @TheCoachTC.