Monday, October 22, 2007


It's just a matter of when the Frontenacs can officially be called the worst major junior hockey team in Canada. A loss in Sudbury on Tuesday would about officially do it for Larry Mavety's Light Brigade.

Get this: Out of the 60 Canadian Hockey League teams spread sea to shining sea across 10 provinces and five U.S. states, the Frontenacs have allowed the most goals, 70, including the half-dozen that zipped by poor goalies Jason Guy and Anthony Peters in Sunday night's 6-2 loss in Sault Ste. Marie. However, don't write them off as a team that merely plays worse defence than France in World War II: They are also dead last in goals scored, with 25. Considering that the Western league is generally tighter-checking, that's really an accomplishment to be last.

The phenom, John Tavares, has 26 points already. In other words, Tavares has accounted for more goals than the entire Frontenacs team. It's bound to get a little better. Sure

The urge is to wonder how Larry Mavety stays employed, but as Homer Simpson once said, "Oh, you've said that so many times, it's lost all meaning."

Hat tip to Fronts rookie d-man Taylor Doherty, who scored his first career OHL goal.

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