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67’s offense explodes for 11 goals in road win over Kingston

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The Ottawa 67’s and the Kingston Frontenacs were involved in another goal fest on Wednesday night, in a 11-6 win over the Kingston Frontenacs on the road, marking down Ottawa’s fifth straight victory.  Austen Keating and Marco Rossi both collected a hat trick and combined for 13 points, while Noel Hoefenmayer, Joseph Garreffa, Yanic Crete (twice) and Kevin Bahl were the goal scorers for Ottawa.  WIll Cranley made 25 saves for his second win in as many starts.

Kingston opened the scoring at the halfway point of the first period when Dawson Baker put them on the board with a power play goal, before the 67’s answered with three straight goals in just about seven minutes, with two goals from Austen Keating, including a shorthanded marker, and an additional goal from Marco Rossi, making it 3-1 before the break.

The floodgates opened for Ottawa in the second, as they put five goals on the board during that period.  Marco Rossi added his second goal before Yanic Crete added two of his own.  Rossi would go on to complete his hat trick and his linemate Joseph Garreffa would add the Barber Poles eighth goal of the game by completing a nice passing play set up by Rossi and Keating.  Fransesco Arcuri scored the Frontenacs’ lone goal of the second twenty.

Kingston went on to score four goals in the third period as they never game up no matter the score, but the 67’s three goals scored by Keating, Hoefenmayer and Bahl in the third period would make it 11 for Ottawa, giving them an unreachable lead for their opponent to come back from.

With a win on the road, the 67’s made it five straight, before heading into a huge week end at home, as they get set to host the Oshawa Generals on Saturday and the North Bay Battalion on Sunday, in two afternoon clashes inside The Arena at TD Place.

GAME NOTES

  • The 67’s line consisted of Austen Keating, Marco Rossi and Joseph Garreffa combined for 17 points in this game with Keating’s 7 (3G, 4A), Rossi’s 6 (3G, 3A) and Garreffa’s 4 (1G, 3A).
  • Austen Keating’s seven points were just one shy of the 67’s record for most points in one game, which is eight.  Keating also ended up with a differential of +6 on the night.
  • Marco Rossi now has 44 points in 19 games on the year, including 15 points in his last four.
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