February 16, 2015

67's grind out 5th consecutive win in Kingston, 2-1

Brendan Bell scored his 3rd game winning goal of the season at the 5:22 mark of the second period to help lift his Ottawa 67's to a 2-1 victory over the Kingston Frontenacs. 

The 67's came into this afternoon's game holding on to a 4-game win streak and and sole possession of 4th place in the Eastern Conference. 

The 2-1 win gets the 67's within 2 points of North Bay in the 3rd spot and did it without captain Travis Konency who was sidelined with the flu. Ben Fanjoy was promoted to the first line to take over for Konecny. 

With Jacob Graves in the box for cross-checking, the 67's went to their first powerplay opportunity of the game. Curtis Meighan redirected a Nevin Guy pass to give the 67's an early 1-0 lead. 

It was a slow pace in the first period, where both teams only combined for 9 shots, but both teams woke up in the second combining for 25 shots. Both goaltenders stood tall throughout the game. 

The only shot that managed to beat Liam Herbst was Sam Field at the 5:03 mark in the second period. That was Field's 1st OHL career goal to get the home team Frontenacs on the board. That celebration was short lived when Brendan Bell scored just 19 seconds later for the eventual game winner. 

Next game for the 67's is Friday night when they host Troy Henley and the Saginaw Spirit. It will be Henley's first time back since his trade earlier this season.

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