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Late rally not enough as 67’s fall 4-3 to Fronts

Photo: Robert Lefebvre – IceLevel Photography

In their return to The Arena at TD Place, the 67’s were unable to comeback and fell to the Kingston Frontenacs 4-3.

Captain Travis Konecny wristed a lazer shot past Fronts netminder Lucas Peressini 17 seconds into the second period for Ottawa’s first goal of the evening.

The game was locked at 1-1 after the first 40 minutes, however, Kingston scored two consecutive to push their lead to 3-1 midway through the third.

The Barber Poles cut into that lead with a goal by Trent Mallette, his eighth of the season, late in the final period, however the comeback rally wasn’t enough to tie the game.

Wednesday’s contest also saw a fight between Kingston’s Lawson Crouse and Ottawa’s Jacob Middleton in the last few minutes of the second frame.

The 67’s will also face the No. 1-ranked Erie Otters on Friday, December 11 (7 p.m.) and the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds on Sunday, December 13 in the team’s annual Holiday Game, which will include the popular and spectacular Teddy Bear Toss, along with a Sing for Santa feature and autographs with the players after the game.

Tickets are available here, by calling 613-232-6767 x1, or directly from the TD Place Box Office. 

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. 

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Summary

Ottawa 67’s 4  , Kingston Frontenacs 3

(at the Arena at TD Place)

67’s goals: Travis Konecny (7), Trent Mallette (8), Jacob Middleton (4)
Frontenacs goals: Ryan Cranford (8), Spencer Watson (17), Jason Robertson (11), Conor McGlynn (7)

Multi-point games: 67’s: Travis Konecny (1-1), Jacob Middleton (1-1), Stepan Falkovsky (0-2); Kingston: Lawson Crouse (0-2)

Goaltenders: 67’s – Liam Herbst (L, 5-6-1-0; 31 shots, 28 saves);  Frontenacs – Lucas Peressini (13-6-2-1; 29-26) 

Power Play: 67’s: 0/0; Frontenacs: 0/0
Shots on goal: 67’s:29 ; Frontenacs: 31

Upcoming 67’s games: Friday, December 11 vs. Erie Otters, 7 p.m.; Arena at TD Place; Sunday, December 13 vs. Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, 3 p.m., Arena at TD Place; December 18 vs. Peterborough Petes, 7 p.m., Arena at TD Place

Ottawa record: 16-13-1-0
Ottawa record at home: 7-4-0-0
Ottawa record on road: 9-9-1-0

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