The ups and downs of the Limestone City's Light Brigade... who by the way lost 8-1 today to the Mississauga-St. Michael's Majors, whose assistant GM, Jim Hulton, is of course a former Fronts coach:
- Peder Skinner, who was the Frontenacs' first-line centre for much of last season, signed with the Phoenix RoadRunners of the ECHL late last week. Skinner seemed to be one of the Frontenacs' more endearing players last season, a craftly little centreman, and besides, he's a Newfoundlander. By signing with the ECHL team in Phoenix, he's also playing for the best hockey team in that town.
- Some escapees of junior hockey jail go back, a la Michael Scofield: Former Fronts defenceman Adam Nemeth visited the Memorial Centre Saturday night when his university team, the Western Mustangs, played Queen's. Suffice it to say, he got the full experience of being a visiting player at the Mem Centre: Western outshot Queen's 63-16.
(The Gaels uber-goalie, Ryan Gibb, made 59 saves in a 4-1 loss... he must have channeled the spirit of Chris Clifford from the '84-85 Canadians.)
- Friday, the Whig-Standard showed a little love to Frontenacs forward Nathan Moon (Nate in this realm) by making him the focus of an advance story befor Friday's home game vs. the high-flying Soo Greyhounds. He promptly went out and had a hand in every goal in the Fronts' 4-3 overtime victory. It's great when it works out like that, since that never happens.
Ego dictates believing this space was an early adopter in bestowing most-favoured-Frontenac status on Nate Moon, but that has as much to do with a shared first name and birthday (Jan. 4) as anything else.