Chromiak’s hat-trick and Clarke’s consistent scoring helped the LA Kings’ OHL contingent to a very productive weekend.
Another OHL weekend is in the books. Unlike the previous weekend, though, a lot more came from the LA Kings‘ representation. Here’s the rundown.
Martin Chromiak and the Kingston Frontenacs played a home-and-home series this past weekend against the Ottawa 67’s. The first tilt, on Friday night in K-Town, saw Chromiak register an assist. Unfortunately for his team, the Fronts lost in overtime by a 3-2 count.
The following night in Canada’s capital, however, the Fronts avenged said loss with a 4-3 victory. As for Chromiak, he was a difference-maker, scoring a hat-trick and adding an assist to put Kingston back in the win column. His efforts also earned him First Star of the Game honours to boot.
Overall on the weekend, Chromiak had five points, was a plus-two, and had 10 shots on goal.
UP NEXT: vs Mississauga (Nov 3), vs North Bay (Nov 5), vs Peterborough (Nov 7)
While he did have a quiet couple of games, Francesco Pinelli woke up in a big way on Saturday.
After back-to-back losses to the Soo Greyhounds, Pinelli, the Kings’ second-round pick from 2021, collected four assists en route to a 6-3 Rangers victory over the Windsor Spitfires. Pinelli also finished the outing with a plus-3 rating and went 9-for-19 in the faceoff circle.
His two games against the Soo weren’t as eventful, however, as Pinelli was held pointless with a combined three shots and went 18-for-42 in the faceoff dot.
UP NEXT: vs Guelph (Nov 2), vs Flint (Nov 5), @ Owen Sound (Nov 6)
For Brandt Clarke and the Barrie Colts, they had little rest with three games in as many days.
On Thursday, the Colts played host to the Sudbury Wolves and, thanks in part to a three-point (1-2-3) performance from Clarke, the Colts won by a convincing 7-3 count. The Kings’ first-round pick from 2021 also had three shots on goal and finished the contest with a plus-3 rating.
The next night, Clarke and the Colts were in Mississauga, taking the Steelheads to overtime before prevailing with a 3-2 count. That overtime winner, by the way, was scored by none other than Mr. Clarke himself. He earned First Star of the Game honours, as a result, topping his Second Star accolades from the previous evening. Clarke also had five shots on goal.
Clarke scored another goal and an assist the next night at home against North Bay, as well. Unfortunately, the Colts ran out of gas as the Battalion thrashed them by an 8-3 count. Nevertheless, it was a good game and an even better weekend for Brandt Clarke.
UP NEXT: @ Oshawa (Nov 5), @ Hamilton (Nov 7)
— Barrie Colts (@OHLBarrieColts) October 30, 2021
More from the LA Kings’ OHL contingent will follow, so be sure to stay tuned.