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This 6th edition covers the holiday period that was in the CHL from Monday December 13th – Monday January 2nd.
WHL (Western Hockey League)
Connor McClennon #94 (RW) – Winnipeg Ice (WHL)
- On Tuesday night (Dec. 14), the Winnipeg Ice travelled to Saskatchewan as they visited the Prince Albert Raiders. The Raiders would get on the board first as Landon Koslor shot the puck from the right point off the post and in past Gage Alexander for his 5th of the season only 3:03 in. Prince Albert would extend the lead to 2-0 with a breakaway goal by Evan Hermon on the powerplay at 10:47. Connor McClennon would be denied on the doorstep after patiently trying to deke rookie goaltender Tikhon Chaika, and his follow up shot while on the floor was deflected in by Owen Pederson for his 8th goal of the season at 15:09 to make it 2-1. In the second period, Winnipeg could only muster 6 shots on goal and fell behind 3-1 on Herman’s second goal of the game that saw him tuck in a rebound uncontested at 11:16. The third period saw the Ice outshoot the Raiders 13-7, but could not find another goal to decrease the deficit. Prince Albert added an empty net goal with Herman’s completing the hat-trick and Prince Albert defeated Winnipeg by a score of 4-1. McClennon finished the game with 1 assist, an even rating, 3 SOG, and 2 PIMs (Roughing at the end of the second period).
- Wednesday night (Dec. 15) the Winnipeg Ice were back in action as they visited the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon to take on the Blades. Looking to avenge a loss from the night before, the Ice stormed out the gate in the opening period outshooting Saskatoon 18-8. Owen Pederson opened the scoring on a screened shot from the slot for his 9th goal of the season at 3:31 to make it 1-0. Connor McClennon would score his 21st of the season at 9:47 by ripping a wrist shot from the left circle to make it 2-0 for Winnipeg. Matthew Savoie would dart around a defender and score his 17th goal with the Ice on the powerplay to make it a 3-0 lead at 16:56. The Blades would hold the Ice to only 6 shots in the second period, but could not get any of their dozen shots past Daniel Hauser. Neither side would score in the second period thanks to the Blades hitting iron and McClennon denied a second goal after a nice between the legs deke with the score remaining 3-0 in favor of Winnipeg. In the third period, Conor Geekie scored his 10th goal of the season at 2:09 to make it 4-0. Winnipeg would make it 5-0 with a powerplay goal courtesy of Owen Pederson who scored his 10th off a nice feed from newly acquired forward Jack Finley. Finley would close out the scoring in this game with his 1st as a member of the Ice (9th overall) at 17:56 as the Ice shutout the Saskatoon Blades by a score of 6-0 with Hauser stopping 28 shots. The game was closer than the score would indicate as the Blades hit the post/crossbar on three occasions. McClennon finished the game with 1 goal, a +1 rating, 4 SOG, and 2 PIMs (Slashing at 8:29 of the second period). McClennon was named the Second Star of the game.
- Friday night (Dec. 17) saw the road trip continue as the Winnipeg Ice made their way to Brandon to take on the Wheat Kings. Brandon would strike first with the man advantage as Brett Hyland knocked the puck in off Ice goaltender Daniel Hauser for his 8th of the season at 6:55. Initially, the goal was waved off but was given after it was reviewed to give the Wheat Kings a 1-0 lead. In the second period, Connor McClennon tied the game 1-1 with his 22nd of the season at 12:39 as his quick shot found the back of the net while the Ice were on the powerplay. Cole Muir gave Winnipeg the 2-1 lead at 15:29 as he redirected a shot in front. In the third period, the Ice were able to extend their lead to 3-1 as Mikey Milne scored his 20th of the season at 2:17. The Wheat Kings would get a goal back at 7:00 to make it 3-2, and would tie the game 3-3 through Nate Danielson’s 8th of the season at 11:46 off a terrible defensive giveaway. Neither side could find a winner in regulation, and in overtime the Ice got all three shots in the three on three as defenseman Karter Prosofsky scored his 2nd of the season as Winnipeg defeated Brandon 4-3 in OT. McClennon finished the game with 1 goal and 1 assist for 2 points, a +1 rating, and 1 SOG.
- Returning home on Saturday (Dec. 18) the Winnipeg Ice faced the Brandon Wheat Kings for the back end of their home and home series. In the opening period, Winnipeg would score first as Ben Zloty found his way in front to take a nice pass from the corner to score his 4th of the season only 3:22 in. Brandon would tie the game 1-1 as Riley Ginnell scored his 8th of the season on a tap in at 9:42. The Ice would regain the lead as Connor McClennon was left all alone in front and one-touched the Owen Pederson pass for his 23rd of the season at 16:30. In the second period, the Wheat Kings would respond as Ginnell’s second of the game off a rebound following a nice stretch pass tied the game 2-2 at 11:28. Brandon would take the 3-2 lead at 17:04 as Owen Harris scored his 2nd of the season off a wrist shot from the left point. In the third period, the Ice would outshoot the Wheat Kings 11-6 but could not find a way past Brandon goaltender Ethan Kruger. Brandon would add an empty net goal to finally get their first win against Winnipeg with a 4-2 victory. McClennon finished the game with 1 goal, an even rating, and 4 SOG. McClennon was also named the game’s Third Star.
- Connor McClennon did not dress as the Winnipeg Ice travelled to Brandon to face the Wheat Kings on Monday night (Dec. 27). The Ice opened the scoring as Jakin Smallwood scored his 15th of the season only 3:16 in to give Winnipeg a 1-0 lead. In the second period, the Ice extended their lead to 2-0 as Jack Finley went into the zone on the rush and zipped a shot into the top corner of the net at 9:35. The Wheat Kings would capitalize on their only powerplay opportunity of the game to make it 2-1 at 15:46. In the third period, Conor Geekie and Zach Benson played keep away in the offensive zone before Geekie wristed a shot from inside the blue line for his 11th of the season at 2:18 to make it 3-1. Brandon would tie the game 3-3 with goals 59 seconds apart, but Mikey Milne restored Winnipeg’s lead with his 21st of the season at 11:33. The Wheat Kings would tie the game once again at 14:58 as regulation would end with the score 4-4. In overtime, both teams got three shots on goal but it was Brandon’s Chad Nychuk who scored his 9th of the season at 4:35 to hand the Ice a 5-4 overtime loss.
- Connor McClennon returned to the lineup to play left-wing as the Winnipeg Ice travelled to Saskatchewan to take on the Regina Pats. McClennon picked up a secondary assist as Jack Finley continued to make an impact for his new team and scoring his 11th goal of the season at 12:09 to give the Ice a 1-0 lead. 49 seconds later, Matthew Savoie scored his 18th of the season for a powerplay goal that furthered his lead in the WHL points race to make it 2-0. Before the end of the period, Mikey Milne’s 22nd goal of the season at 17:50 gave the Ice a dominant 3-0 advantage. In the second period, Regina would claw their way back as Logan Nijhoff registered a goal and an assist (both even strength) to cut the lead to 3-2. In the third period, Winnipeg would re-establish their dominance and hold the Pats to only three shots on goal. Mikey Milne’s second goal of the game only 19 seconds into the frame would be the insurance needed as the Ice would skate away victorious with a 4-2 win over the Regina Pats. McClennon finished the game with 1 assist, a +1 rating, and would not register a shot on goal.
- The Thursday Dec. 30 game between the Winnipeg Ice and the Swift Current Broncos in Saskatchewan was postponed and will be rescheduled due to COVID concerns.
- The Winnipeg Ice rang in the New Year on Saturday (Jan. 1) with a trip to Alberta as they faced the Medicine Hat Tigers. Connor McClennon opened the scoring with a nice give and go passing play with Jack Finley as he scored his WHL leading 24th goal of the season to give the Ice a 1-0 lead. In the second period, McClennon would extend the Ice lead to 2-0 at 5:46 with his second goal of the game (after he nearly got one at the end of the first period) as Finley woud set him up in the slot with a pass from behind the net. Winnipeg would score two more even strength goals as Alessandro Segafredo (4th) and Zachary Benson (12th) gave Winnipeg a 4-0 lead off an 11-6 shots advantage in the period. The scoring would continue in third period as Jack Finley would score his 12th only 16 seconds into the frame to give the Ice a 5-0 lead. Nolan Orzeck notched his 4th of the season by converting a three-on-one opportunity by keeping and firing the puck himself to give Winnipeg a 6-0 lead at 13:01. Medicine Hat would break Gage Alexander’s shutout bid with a goal at 17:38, but Winnipeg was able to bounce back with an impressive performance as they defeated Medicine Hat 6-1. McClennon finished the game with 2 goals, a +3 rating, 3 SOG, and 2 PIMs (Roughing minor at 12:21 of the second period). He was also named the Second Star of the game.
Ethan Samson #4 (D) – Prince George Cougars (WHL)
- On Tuesday (Dec. 14) the Prince George Cougars hosted the visiting Vancouver Giants. The Cougars got on the board at 7:42 as Hudson Thornton pounced on a centering pass from the corner and ripped his 5th goal of the season. The Giants would tie the game 1-1 as Cougars defenseman Viliam Kmec got stripped of the puck leading to a wide open shot for Justin Lies who scored less than a minute later. Vancouver dominated the shots on goal by a 31-19 spread over the remaining two periods, but Cougars goaltender Taylor Gauthier was excellent in keeping Prince George in the game. In the second period, Jonny Hooker scored his 8th of the season at 13:45 to put the Cougars up 2-1 on the only powerplay Prince George received in the game (after the Cougars had multiple chances to take the lead). Prince George would extend their lead to 3-1 through Blake Eastman’s 5th goal at 17:38 after a great keep in at the point by Bauer Dumanski. In the third period, the Giants got the game to within one only 50 seconds in to make it 3-2; but Koehn Ziemmer’s 5th of the season and Eastman’s second goal of the game made it a 5-2 game. The Giants would add a late goal at 19:10, but it was not enough as Prince George defeated Vancouver 5-3. Ethan Samson finished the game with no points, an even rating, and 2 SOG.
- Wednesday (Dec. 15) saw the return match between the Prince George Cougars and the Vancouver Giants take place at the CN Centre. This time it was the Giants that came out buzzing in the opening period as Tanner Brown scored his 2nd of the season on the first shot on goal of the game only 23 seconds in. Ty Young in the Cougars goal was fortunate on a few occasions as a puck was cleared off the goal line, and the Giants rang one off the post in the period. Vancouver would extend their lead to 2-0 as Alex Cotton notched his 10th of the season from a point shot at 17:59. In the second period, Hudson Thornton scored his 6th of the season with the man advantage at 10:03 to make it 2-1. Prince George would tie the game 2-2 as Ethan Samson saw his shot from the point deflected in by Riley Heidt for his 6th of the season at 14:21. The Cougars would take the 3-2 lead as Craig Armstrong scored his 8th of the season off a nice feed to the slot from behind the goal line with 29 seconds left in the period. In the third, Armstrong would grab his second of the game 53 seconds in to make it a 4-2 game. Koehn Ziemmer would score an even strength goal and a powerplay goal (his 6th and 7th goals) to extend the Cougars lead to 6-2. While Alex Cotton would score his second of the game for the Giants on the powerplay to make it 6-3, Connor Bowie would finish the scoring with his 8th of the season at 15:25 to hand Prince George a 7-3 win over Vancouver. Samson finished the game with 2 assists, an even rating, 3 SOG, and 2 PIMs (minor for Delay of Game at 4:09 of the second period).
- On Friday night (Dec. 17) the Prince George Cougars travelled to Kamloops to face off against the CHL top-10 ranked Blazers. In the first period, Prince George drew first blood as Ryker Singer’s wrist shot deflected off a defenders stick to elude the Blazers netminder to make it 1-0 at 17:37. Kamloops would respond right away as Caeden Bankier took the puck hard to the outside around a defender and slid it home with only 4 seconds remaining in the period to tie the game 1-1. Both teams would trade goals in the second period with Blake Eastman scoring his 7th of the season at 3:29 to give Prince George the 2-1 lead before Connor Levis would equalize once again with a powerplay goal for the Blazers. In the third period, the Cougars would take the 3-2 lead as Craig Armstrong scored his 10th of the season as he slid the puck in on a breakaway off a nice outlet pass by Riley Heidt at 6:43. Cougars goaltender Taylor Gauthier had another strong outing, stopping 27 of 28 shots in the final two periods to keep Prince George in the game. Ethan Samson would score his 5th of the season into an empty net at 18:42, followed by a second empty-netter by Riley Heidt to secure the win for Prince George as the Cougars defeated the Blazers 5-2. Samson finished the game with 1 goal, a +1 rating, and 4 SOG.
- For the third time this week, the Prince George Cougars faced the Vancouver Giants on Saturday night (Dec. 18). The visiting Cougars would take the lead at 7:33 of the opening period as Jaren Brinson’s blast from the left point was likely defected by a Giants defender to give Prince George a 1-0 lead. Vancouver would tie the game 1-1 at 18:06 as Zack Ostapchuk scored his 7th of the season as he roofed a rebound in off a point shot. In the second period, Evan Toth scored his 1st of the season at 8:32 and Ty Thorpe capitalized on a careless mishandling of the puck by Prince George’s Keaton Dowhaniuk to score his 9th of the season at 11:19 to make it 3-1 for the Giants. There would be no more scoring for the remainder of the game as both sides combined to go 0 for 5 as the Vancouver Giants snapped the Cougars winning streak by handing them a 3-1 loss. Ethan Samson did not score a point in the game and finished with an even rating, 3 SOG, and 2 PIMs for a tripping penalty at the end of the first period.
- Tuesday night (Dec. 28) saw the Prince George COugas open up a three game homestand by welcoming the Everett Silvertips to the CN Centre. In the first period, Everett struck first as a quick shot from the left wall by Niko Huuhtanen eluded goaltender Ty Young to give the Silvertips a 1-0 lead at 2:07. Prince George would tie the game 1-1 at 6:13 as Blake Eastman slammed home a rebound in front for his 8th of the season. Ethan Samson would give the Cougars a 2-1 lead with a shorthanded goal (his 6th of the season) as he skated in on a breakaway and beat the goaltender with a clean wrist shot at 13:23. The Silvertips would score a powerplay goal to knot the game 2-2 at 14:00 with Alex Swetlikoff’s 15th goal. In the second period, Everett would get two even strength goals which were Kyan Grouette and Roan Woodward’s 1st goals of the season to give the Silvertips a 4-2 lead. At 18:07, Jaren Brinson would score a powerplay goal with a slapshot from the left circle (with a Jonny Hooker screen) to cut the lead to 4-3. In the third period, Koehn Ziemmer tied the game 4-4 only 1:11 in with his 8th of the season. Prince George would take a 5-4 lead at 10:40 through Riley Heidt’s 8th goal and just needed to hang on for the win. Unfortunately, Everett would tie the game only 42 seconds later and regulation time would end with the game tied 5-5. In overtime, the Silvertips would complete the comeback as Swetlikoff would score his second of the game at 2:15 to give Everett a 6-5 overtime win over the Prince George Cougars. Samson finished the game with 1 goal, a -2 rating, and 8 SOG.
- On Wednesday night (Dec. 29) the Everett Silvertips looked to make it a two-game sweep in the second half of a back to back against the Cougars in Prince George. The teams were fairly well matched in the opening period, as both sides registered 11 shots on goal each with neither side able to open the scoring. That all changed in the second period as Everett scored only 13 seconds in as Ryan Hofer beat Tyler Brennan to make it 1-0 after the Cougars goaltender had stopped two shots in the crease. Prince George had trouble staying out of the penalty box as Ethan Samson was assessed a minor penalty for high-sticking at 3:31. The Silvertips scored on the ensuing powerplay, and would capitalize twice more with the man advantage to open up a 4-0 lead. In the third period, Prince George finally got on the board as Bauer Dumanski scored his 2nd of the season from the point to make it 4-1. The Cougars would go on to outshoot the Silvertips 11-4 in the frame but would only get their second goal on the powerplay at 19:21 with Samson getting an assist. The Everett Silvertips swept the back-to-back on the road as they handed the Prince George Cougars a 4-2 loss. Samson finished the game with 1 assist, an even rating, 2 SOG, and 2 PIMs.
- New Years Eve on Friday (Dec. 31) had the Prince George Cougars close out their year at home as they welcomed the Kamloops Blazers. In the opening period, Kamloops jumped out to a 2-0 lead with powerplay goals at 4:12 and 10:47. Carlin Dezainde scored his 1st goal of the season with a nice shot on a breakaway to make it 2-1 at 15:28. In the second period, Dylan Kuefler scored his 13th of the year to regain the two-goal cushion for the Blazers at 1:45 with two Kamloops players in Tyler Brennan’s crease. Ethan Samson would get a secondary assist on Koehn Ziemmer’s 10th of the season at 11:52 that would get the Cougars back to within one with the score 3-2 after forty minutes. In the third period, the Cougars would tie the game 3-3 at 16:24 on Riley Heidt’s 9th of the season that saw Samson get his second assist of the night. With the game tied 3-3, overtime would also not be able to crown a winner as the Cougars were not able to get a shot on goal. In the shootout, the Blazers would be awarded the extra point as the Blazers scored on both of their attempts with Ziemmer and Heidt both unable to score. As a result, 2021 would end with the Prince George Cougars suffering a 4-3 shootout loss at the hands of the Kamloops Blazers. Samson finished the game with 2 assists, a +3 rating, ad 5 SOG. Samson was awarded the game’s Second Star for his performance.
- New Year’s Day on Saturday (Jan. 1) saw the return match between the Prince George Cougars and the host Kamloops Blazers. If the Cougars had revenge on their minds, it was certainly not apparent as they could only manage two shots in the opening period. The Blazers made them pay for their slow start as they put four goals past Tyler Brennan (three even strength and one powerplay) to lead 4-0. In the second period the Cougars managed to outshoot the Blazers 9-8, but it was Kamloops that would do the scoring. Kaden Hammell scored his 1st goal of the season at 14:49, followed by Connor Levis’ 8th at 16:08 to give Kamloops a 6-0 lead. Although Hudson Thornton would get a goal back at 4:46 of the third period with his 7th of the season, the Blazers would add another at 11:05 to convincingly hand the Cougars a lopsided loss to start 2022 by a score of 7-1. Ethan Samson finished the game with no points, a -2 rating, and 3 SOG.
QMJHL (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)
Elliot Desnoyers #91 (C) – Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
- Wednesday night (Dec. 15) saw the Halifax Mooseheads host the Charlottetown Islanders as Elliot Desnoyers continued his absence in preparation for the World Junior Hockey Championship. In the opening period, Charlottetown scored first through QMJHL leading goal-scorer Patrick Guay who slapped his 24th goal of the season on the powerplay to give the Islanders a 1-0 lead. In the second period, Zachary L’Heureux tied the game 1-1 with his 14th of the season at 13:38. L’Heureux had a few nice hits and threw the body well in the shifts prior to his goal. The Islanders would strike twice before the end of the period and would add one only 28 seconds into the third period to take a 4-1 lead. Jordan Dumais would score his 14th of the season at 3:31, but Charlottetown was not to be denied a convincing victory as they scored four consecutive goals to defeat Halifax 8-2.
- On Thursday night (Dec. 16) had the Halifax Mooseheads back in action as they welcomed the Acadie-Bathurst Titans to the Scotiabank Centre. The Titans wasted no time opening the scoring as the puck took a fortunate bounce up and over the goaltender to give Cole Huckins credit for his 11th of the season only 57 seconds in. More goals were likely as the Titans outshot the Mooseheads 18-9, but Halifax goaltender Mathis Rousseau stood tall to keep the deficit at one. In the second period, the Mooseheads would tie it 1-1 as Robert Orr initiated the Teddy Toss with his 12th of the season at 1:35. Acadie-Bathurst would take the 2-1 lead as Washington Capitals prospect Hendrix Lapierre scored a powerplay goal to make amends for a missed penalty shot earlier in the period at 10:33. The third period saw the Titans once again outshoot the Mooseheads 15-8 (41-28 for the game), but the Mooseheads were able to tie the game 2-2 as David Lafrance scored his 3rd at 11:26. The winning goal would be scored by Jordan Dumais as the Mooseheads took a 3-2 lead that they would not relinquish with only 38 seconds to play as Halifax handed the Titans a regulation loss.
- The Halifax Mooseheads travelled to New Brunswick on Saturday night (Dec. 18) as they played the Moncton Wildcats. Halifax came out blazing with goals by Jordan Dumais (16th on the powerplay), Zachary L’Heureux (15th), and Zack Jones (5th) to take a 3-0 lead. Moncton would get a goal back in the second period, but Braedon MacPhee scored his 1st of the season to make it a 4-1 game after forty minutes. L’Heureux would score his second goal of the game on the powerplay and add an assist to David Lafrance’s 4th goal of the season to open up a 6-1 lead. Moncton would score a late goal, but the Mooseheads were full value for winning the game by a score of 6-2.
- The QMJHL schedule has been postponed and will be rescheduled due to the spread of the Omicron variant. As of writing, the Halifax Mooseheads will resume their season on Jan. 20.
OHL (Ontario Hockey League)
Jon-Randall Avon #10 (C) – Peterborough Petes (OHL)
Brian Zanetti #9 (D) – Peterborough Petes (OHL)
- On Thursday night (Dec. 16) the Peterborough Petes hosted the Ottawa 67’s. After a scoreless opening period, Tucker Robertson scored his 16th goal of the season with a great deke while shorthanded to give the Petes a 1-0 lead. Ottawa would tie the game 1-1 as Brenden Sirizzotti potted his 7th by pouncing on a breakaway opportunity and having the puck deflect in off a defender. Peterborough would retake the lead 2-1 as Quinton Page scored his 1st goal of the season at 17:17 off a funky redirect. In the third period, Emmett Sproule added an insurance goal with a nice individual effort at 4:31 to give the Petes a 3-1 lead. Peterborough would ice the game with Josh Kavanagh’s 2nd of the season with the man advantage to give Peterborough a 4-1 win over the Ottawa 67’s. J.R. Avon finished the game with no points, an even rating, 0 SOG, and was 7 of 16 on faceoffs.
- Playing for the second consecutive night in a row, the Peterborough Petes travelled to Hamilton to take on the Bulldogs on Friday night (Dec. 17). Peterborough would only get 4 shots on goal in the opening period and were blitzed as Hamilton would score three even strength goals to lead 3-0. The damage continued in the second period as Hamilton would score twice more in 3:46 to take a 5-0 lead. Peterborough would get on the board with Tucker Robertson’s 17th of the season at 5:14, but the Bulldogs would respond 28 seconds later and erupt for four consecutive goals to lead 9-1 after forty minutes. Nathan Staios scored his 7th of the season (4th point of the night) only 46 seconds into the third period to get Hamilton into double digits with a 10-1 lead. Peterborough would score two even strength goals and two powerplay goals (with J.R. Avon picking up two assists), but the Petes would be flattered by the final score as they dropped a 10-5 game to the Hamilton Bulldogs. Avon finished the game with 2 assists, a -2 rating, 1 SOG, and was 3 of 6 on draws.
- For their third game in three nights, the Peterborough Petes returned home to face the Oshawa Generals while wearing Christmas themed hockey jerseys. The opening period did not go well for the home team, as the Petes allowed two powerplay goals and two even strength goals on eight shots to trail 4-0. Samuel Mayer would get his 8th goal of the season on the powerplay at 15:59 to put Peterborough on the board but still trailing 4-1. In the second period, Oshawa would score three more (including a shorthanded marker) even though the Petes outshot the Generals 15-10 to make it a lopsided 7-1 score after forty minutes. In the final period, Tucker Robertson would fire the puck into a yawning cage off a nice cross-ice pass for his 19th of the season at 1:39. J.R. Avon would draw an assist as he set up Justin DeZoete for his 5th of the season on a powerplay to make it 7-3. With Ty Tullio off for tripping and an extra two minutes for Abuse of an Official, Sam Alfano would score his 4th of the season at 12:50 to make it a 7-4 game. It was too little too late though, as Oshawa would add a late goal to hand the Petes their second lopsided loss in a row with the Generals taking this one by a score of 8-4. Avon finished the game with 1 assist, a -1 rating, 3 SOG, and was 7 for 10 on faceoffs.
- The Peterborough Petes games on Dec. 30 (vs. Barrie), Dec. 31 (@ Niagara), and Jan. 1 (vs. Niagara) have all been postponed and will be rescheduled due to the spread of the Omicron variant.
Zayde Wisdom #74 (RW) – Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
- On Sunday afternoon (Dec. 12) the Kingston Frontenacs travelled to Mississauga to face the Steelheads at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre. Zayde Wisdom made his season debut after being scratched for the last few games as he worked his way back from shoulder surgery. In the first period, Kingston had lots of jump as they outshot Mississauga 18-10 and scored five goals. Jordan Frasca scored the first two goals for the Frontenacs (even strength at 1:25 and powerplay at 7:21). Lucas Edmonds would score the third Kingston goal by banking in the puck off Steelheads goaltender Roman Basran at 9:17 and chased him from the game the score 3-0. Kingston would stay hungry and capitalize on the powerplay with goals from Francesco Arcuri (13th) and Jordan Frasca completed his hat-trick with his 19th of the season to make it a 5-0 lead. Mississauga would come back with more energy in the second period, but could not score on Frontenacs goaltender Leevi Merilainen with 19 shots. The Steelheads would get on the board with powerplay goals at 0:39 and 2:06 due to a double minor for high-sticking to make it 5-2. Mississauga would add an even strength goal at 17:03, but the Steelheads fell to the Kingston Frontenacs by a score of 5-3. For his season debut, Wisdom did not register a point, had an even rating, 2 SOG, and 4 PIMs (roughing with an unsportsmanlike conduct at 12:55 of the second period).
- The Kingston Frontenacs games on Dec. 17 (vs. Barrie), Dec. 19 (@ Oshawa), Dec. 30 (@ Ottawa), Jan. 1 (vs. Ottawa), and Jan. 2 (@ Mississauga) have all been postponed and will be rescheduled due to the spread of the Omicron variant.
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