October 26, 2012

Wild 8-6 win for the visiting 67’s

It was a wild one at the K-Rock Centre in front of a crowd of 3,022 in Kingston tonight.  The Kingston Frontenacs and Ottawa 67’s combined for a total of 16 infractions and 14 goals on the night.  Both teams were looking to snap a 3 game losing streak.  It was the OHL’s leading goal scorer, Tyler Graovac that put up big numbers scoring three goals and adding two assists to lead his Ottawa 67’s to their second road victory of the season.

It didn’t start off so well for the 67’s as they found themselves down 3-0 with less than three minutes into the second period and chasing Keegan Wilson from the Ottawa net after he allowed 3 goals on 16 shots.  Jean Dupuy, Billy Jenkins, Mitchell Fitzmorris scored the Frontenacs first three goals including a short-handed goal that beat Wilson stick side.

The 67’s would come back with a force and erase a three goal deficit by scoring five straight goals including two on the powerplay to lead 5-3 in early in the third.  Tyler Graovac, Taylor Fielding and Taylor Davis had a goal each while Cody Ceci added a pair.  Sean Monahan came up strong with three solid set ups.  Taylor Davis’ goal was the first in his OHL career.

Less than two minutes after Davis’ goal, Ronald McKeowen sent a quick cross-ice pass to Spence Watson who was standing in the slot and one timed it past Jacob Blair to get the Fronts back within one.  The 67’s would respond with Sean Monahan’s 4th point of the night.  After catching Colin Furlong moving, he reversed the direction of the puck and right into the back of the net.

A couple minutes later Watson used his speed to break through both Ottawa defenders and was hauled down on the breakaway giving the Frontenacs a penalty shot opportunity.  Watson capitalized on his opportunity  after beating Blair cleanly.  Henri Ikonen would add another Frontenacs goal to tie the game at 6 with just over 5 minutes remaining in the third period.  However, it wasn’t enough as Tyler Graovac added two more goals before time expired to complete his hattrick and gave the 67’s a big 6-4 road win.

The 67’s have two days of rest before hosting the Kingston Frontenacs on Monday morning for the back end of the home and home series.

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