LA Kings: Chromiak, Pinelli, Clark All Shine in OHL This Past Weekend
After another week of OHL action, the LA Kings contingent steps it up, showing more of their dominance in the league.
Here is what the LA Kings‘ OHL contingent had to show for themselves this past week.
No hat-tricks to speak of this past weekend, but Martin Chromiak was solid nonetheless.
This past week/weekend, the Kingston Frontenacs went 1-1-1, but Chromiak was arguably the club’s biggest contributor during that stretch with a combined one goal and six assists. Four of those helpers came in Kingston’s most recent outing: a 6-5 overtime victory at home against Peterborough on Sunday.
Chromiak went a combined even in the plus-minus category in the Fronts’ last three games with seven shots on goal.
The Kings prospect, along with a plus-four rating, has 18 points (6-12-18) in just 11 games so far this season — good enough for a tie for 10th in the OHL as of Tuesday afternoon.
UP NEXT: @ Ottawa (Nov 9), vs. Oshawa (Nov 12), vs. Mississauga (Nov 13)
After a hot start to the season, the Kitchener Rangers have been struggling as of late. Those recent struggles, in fact, were front-and-center this past week/weekend when the club lost all three of its games. They were outscored 14-5 during that stretch.
Of the Rangers’ five combined goals this week, Kings prospect Francesco Pinelli was in on four of them. Overall, the Kitchener captain had two goals and two assists this past week, finishing with a combined minus-one rating and 12 shots on goal. He also went 33-for-54 (61.1%) in the faceoff circle.
Pinelli will hope that his continued solid play will help Kitchener return to the win column.
Through 11 games so far this season, Pinelli has 15 points (5-10-15) and is a plus-seven.
UP NEXT: vs. Owen Sound (Nov 12), @ Flint (Nov 13), @ Saginaw (Nov 14)
The Barrie Colts only had two games this past week but were victorious in both. As usual, this season, a big part of the club’s success was due to the contributions of Brandt Clarke.
En route to a thrilling overtime win in Oshawa on Friday night, Clarke was solid defensively and even scored a goal to capture Second Star of the Game honors. He even scored a power-play goal in Hamilton on Sunday, paving the way for a second Colts win in as many games.
In addition to his two goals this past weekend, Clarke also registered a plus-one rating and ten shots on goal.
Overall this season, Clarke has 14 points (5-9-14) through 10 games and is a plus-one.
UP NEXT: @ Niagara (Nov 12), vs. Peterborough (Nov 13)
Sweet threads, nice goal 🧵🚨
Declan McDonnell (@decmac25_) wins a battle and feeds @LAKings prospect Francesco Pinelli (@CePinelli71) who puts the @OHLRangers up two 🎥 pic.twitter.com/XP1GD9uZf0
— OntarioHockeyLeague (@OHLHockey) November 6, 2021
Overall, a very successful weekend from the LA Kings’ OHL contingent. Let’s see if that role will continue this coming week/weekend.
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