The Ottawa 67’s rolled to a 5-0 win over the Kingston Frontenacs on Friday night, with goalie Cedrick Andree leading the way with his fourth shutout of the year.
Andree stopped 19 shots, while Quinn Yule, Graeme Clarke, Sam Bitten, Austen Keating and Cam Tolnai scored for the visiting 67’s.
Clarke’s goal just before the midway mark of the opening period was particularly impressive, as the 67’s sophomore skated behind the Kingston goal, scooped up the puck and jammed it in the top of the net for a highlight-reel lacrosse-style goal.
With the win, the 67’s need six points in their final five games to guarantee them top spot in the OHL. The Barber Poles have already locked up the Eastern Conference and need just six points to set a new franchise records for points in a season.
Andree’s shutout was his fourth of the season, pulling him into a tie for second in the OHL.
The 67’s are back in action at home on Saturday when they host the Oshawa Generals at The Arena at TD Place at 3:30 p.m. in a game broadcast nationally on Sportsnet.
Icing one of the best teams in franchise history, the 67’s will begin their quest for an OHL title and Memorial Cup on March 22 at 7 p.m. at The Arena at TD Place. The rest of the Round 1 schedule will be announced soon.
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