Francesco Pinelli was back in action this weekend but it was Martin Chromiak who led the LA Kings’ OHL contingent.
Kitchener Rangers captain Francesco Pinelli was back in action this past weekend while Brandt Clarke and the Barrie Colts had two games postponed due to COVID-19 protocol. In Kingston, however, Martin Chromiak stole the show, doing the OHL’s LA Kings contingent very proud.
Here’s the rundown:
After a marathon 6-5 win against Peterborough on Friday, the Kingston Frontenacs rolled over the competition on Saturday and Sunday, outscoring their opponents 11-1 to earn a flawless weekend.
On Friday, Chromiak scored a goal but accumulated a minus-one rating en route to his team’s victory against the Petes. The rest of the weekend, however, saw the LA Kings draft pick from 2020 elevate his game, scoring twice in each of those contests and earning Second Star of the Game on both occasions.
Overall, Chromiak scored five goals, registered 19 shots on goals, and was a combined plus-three, helping the Fronts move into second place in the Eastern Conference with 31 points — just one behind the North Bay Battalion for top spot.
Chromiak and the Fronts look to keep rolling on, garnering as much momentum as they can before the OHL’s holiday break.
UP NEXT: vs. Hamilton (Dec 10), @ Niagara (Dec 11), @ Mississauga (Dec 12)
As mentioned, Francesco Pinelli was back in the Kitchener lineup this past weekend, helping his team win both of their games.
On Friday, the Rangers edged Owen Sound by a 4-3 count. Pinelli was held pointless, collecting a minus-one rating, three shots on goal, and going 9-for-17 in the faceoff circle.
On Sunday, Pinelli was more active, scoring his seventh goal of the year while finishing with a plus-one, four shots on goal, and going 7-for-21 in the faceoff dot. The Rangers defeated Sarnia, 5-3.
The Rangers are currently tied for sixth in the Western Conference with 22 points, just a shade behind Flint and Owen Sound, who are tied with 23 points.
UP NEXT: vs. London (Dec 7), @ Windsor (Dec 11)
Coming off a week where it was announced that he wouldn’t be invited to Team Canada’s World Junior camp, this weekend was going to be an interesting one in regards to how Brandt Clarke would perform. On Friday night, a 3-2 win at home against Hamilton, Clarke and the Colts got off on the right foot.
En route to said victory, Clarke, while held pointless, combined for a plus-two rating and one shot on goal. Unfortunately, Clarke and the Colts’ remaining two weekend games — a home-and-home versus Sudbury — were canceled due to COVID-19 protocol. So, Clarke and his club will have to wait until next weekend to resume action.
The Colts currently have 24 points and are tied for fifth in the Eastern Conference.
UP NEXT: vs. North Bay (Dec 11), @ North Bay (Dec 12)