LA Kings: Chromiak, Clarke Continue to Roll in OHL
Francesco Pinelli didn’t play this weekend but Martin Chromiak and Brandt Clarke did, strengthening the LA Kings contingent.
The Kitchener Rangers had just one game this past week — a 5-4 win against the Soo — but captain, and LA Kings prospect, Francesco Pinelli did not play. The other two Kings representatives in the OHL, however, did as both Martin Chromiak and Brandt Clarke had productive weekends for their respective clubs.
Here’s the rundown:
After it was announced that he would not be representing Team Canada at the 2022 World Juniors later this month, defenseman Brandt Clarke showed no deterrence from the news. Instead, he helped the Barrie Colts to victory in two of three games this past weekend, scoring a total of six assists while recording a plus-three rating and 11 shots on goal.
Looking better with each passing game, Clarke has led the Colts to a 10-7-2-0 record — good enough for sixth in the OHL’s Eastern Conference and just two points out of fourth.
UP NEXT: vs. Hamilton (Dec 3), @ Sudbury (Dec 4), vs. Sudbury (Dec 5)
After not playing last weekend, Martin Chromiak was back in the Kingston lineup this past weekend, leading the Fronts to victory in two of their three games. The Slovakian’s most notable outing came on Sunday afternoon when his goal helped lead Kingston to victory in Mississauga.
Overall, Chromiak had a goal and an assist, was a plus-one and recorded 11 shots on goal this past weekend. The Fronts now sit third in the Eastern Conference, just three points out of first.
UP NEXT: @ Peterborough (Dec 2), vs. Oshawa (Dec 4), vs. Ottawa (Dec 5)
While he did not suit up this past weekend, expect Francesco Pinelli to be back this coming weekend as he hopes to help the 9-10-0 Rangers climb out of ninth in the Western Conference.
UP NEXT: vs. Owen Sound (Dec 3), @ Sarnia (Dec 5)
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