December 29, 2015

Glimpse into the future; 67's win 5-2 in Kingston

The 67's got a small glimpse into their future on Tuesday, dressing three December call-ups from lower tiers of junior and taking out a Frontenacs team that had beat them twice this month.

While that future that could contain Ryan Barbosa, David Pearce and Nolan Gardiner, it will also probably have Jeff Brown behind the bench, although he missed the game to scout the London-Kitchener matchup.

But without their bench boss, they made out similarly to their last trip to Kingston, forcing the conference's most undisciplined and heavily-penalized team to take penalties and wearing them down on the man advantage.

It wasn't all about the future on this night, Sam Studnicka scored twice in the middle-frame, including one on a 5-on-3.  Jeremiah Addison tallied another on the back half of the man advantage.

With their overage forward finding the scoresheet, Ottawa's two overage d-men Evan deHaan and Nevin Guy, who had to rebound from a giveaway that lead to Ryan Cranford's second-period shorthanded tally, both responded with two of their more solid contests of the year.

From there, the youth took over again.

Ben Fanjoy, pulling off a move we're more accustomed to seeing from Dante Salituro, undressed Kingston's temporary top d-pairing to give Ottawa a late 4-2 advantage.

Austen Keating added an empty netter to continue his torrid scoring pace this month.

The 67's take on Erie on Thursday, of course without Travis Konecny and Alex DeBrincat respectively, although surely the two would love to settle their differences from the World Juniors at some point.

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