While Martin Chromiak was scratched, Brandt Clarke and Francesco Pinelli represented the LA Kings’ OHL contingent this past weekend.
After a hot start to the season, the Kitchener Rangers have fallen on harder times as of late. This past weekend was no exception as they lost all three of their games — against Saginaw and both outings in their home-and-home series against London. As for LA Kings prospect Francesco Pinelli, he did pick up a goal and two assists on Sunday but that was all the offense the 2021 second-rounder could muster.
In his club’s three games this week, Pinelli collected a total of one goal and three assists, a minus-two rating, and 10 shots on goal. The 18-year-old also went 27-for-55 (49%) in the faceoff circle.
Pinelli certainly remains an integral part of the Rangers’ success this season, although that success has been hard to come by as of late.
Pinelli and the Rangers hope to get back on the winning track this coming week. The club sits at 8-10-0 — good enough for 8th place in the Western Conference.
UP NEXT: vs. Sault Ste. Marie (Nov 29)
For Brandt Clarke, it was a monumental week.
Earlier in the week, the LA Kings prospect was named the Barrie Colts‘ new captain. Unfortunately, his first game with the ‘C’ wasn’t much to write home about as the Colts were shut out 3-0 in Mississauga on Friday night.
The next night, however, Clarke and the Colts righted the ship with a convincing 6-2 win against the visiting Niagara IceDogs. Clarke collected an assist, five shots on goal, and was a plus-one en route to the victory. He even took a faceoff, albeit in a losing effort.
The Colts currently sit in 7th place in the Eastern Conference, trailing 6th-place Oshawa by a single point.
UP NEXT: vs. Owen Sound (Nov 25), vs. Niagara (Nov 27), @ Sudbury (Nov 28)
While he didn’t play in either of his team’s games this weekend, the Kingston Frontenacs won each time: a 5-4 home win on Saturday against Mississauga and a 5-3 home win on Sunday against Peterborough. Do, however, expect to see the LA Kings prospect back in the Kingston lineup this coming weekend.
The Fronts are currently tied for fourth in the Eastern Conference (with Ottawa) with a 9-4-3 record.
RANGERS GOAL 🚨
The Captain ties the game (@CePinelli71)!
— Kitchener Rangers (@OHLRangers) November 21, 2021
Stay tuned for this coming weekend’s OHL action featuring the three aforementioned LA Kings contingent.