The Ottawa 67’s returned from the Christmas break looking great, downing the Kingston Frontenacs 5-2 on Tuesday night at the Rogers K-Rock Centre in Kingston.
Overage forward Sam Studnicka had a pair of goals and added an assist, while Jeremiah Addison, Ben Fanjoy and Austen Keating (10th of the season for the rookie) also scored for Ottawa, which outshot the Frontenacs 41-24.
Ottawa trailed 1-0 after the first period, but took over in the middle period. Studnicka tied the game in the ninth minute of the second before he and Addison scored consecutive power-play markers 23 seconds apart later in the period.
Leo Lazarev made 22 saves for his 13th win of the season.
Up next for the 67’s are the top-ranked Erie Otters in Pennsylvania on Thursday, followed by games on Saturday in St. Catharines against the Niagara IceDogs and Sunday in Mississauga against the Steelheads.
Ottawa returns to TD Place on Friday, January 8 against the Peterborough Petes for a 7 p.m. game.
Tickets are available here, or by calling 613-232-6767, x1.
Youth hockey players in the Ottawa-Gatineau region can obtain free tickets to any 67’s regular-season home game through the 67’s Prospects program. Visit the 67’s Prospects website for details, or call 613-232-6767, x1.
Ottawa 67’s 5, Kingston Frontenacs 2
(at the Rogers K-Rock Centre, Kingston)
67’s goals: Sam Studnicka 2 (14, 15), Jeremiah Addison (14), Ben Fanjoy (9), Austen Keating (10)
Frontenacs goals: Zack Dorval (1), Ryan Cranford (9)
Multi-point games: 67’s: Artur Tyanulin (0-2), Evan de Haan (0-2), Sam Studnicka (2-1); Frontenacs – Ryan Cranford (1-1)
Goaltenders: 67’s – Leo Lazarev (W,13-9-0-0, 24 shots, 22 saves); Frontenacs – Lucas Peressini (L,15-9-2-1, 32 shots, 28 saves)
Power Play: 67’s: 2-6, Frontenacs: 0-2
Shots on goal: 67’s: 41, Frontenacs: 24
Upcoming 67’s games: Thursday, December 31 at Erie Otters, 6 p.m. Erie Insurance Arena; Saturday, January 2 at Niagara IceDogs, 7 p.m.; Meridian Centre, St. Catharines; Sunday, January 3 at Mississauga Steelheads, 2 p.m., Hershey Centre, Mississauaga
Ottawa record: 18-16-1-0
Ottawa record at home: 8-7-0-0
Ottawa record on road: 10-9-1-0