It seems like that two-win weekend didn't fool anyone in the Kingston area into believing the Frontenacs are a reasonable facsimile of a hockey team.
The announced attendance was 1,967 for today's 9-5 loss to John Tavares and the Oshawa Generals phenom, up only about 200 from the previous weekend. Much of that bump could probably be tied to people wanting to see the Oshawa phenom, who had a mere five points in the Gens' easy win.
The Frontenacs have the look of being ever so clueless about how to play defence — hey, it's not like they had a week off for Larry Mavety, et al., to work on fine-tuning their defensive systems. (Oh wait, they did.) Ben Shutron being out with the quote-unquote upper body injury is no excuse, since their D wasn't that good when he was in the lineup. They also don't have a goalie who can make them look better than they really are: Jason Guy hasn't been snatching away any sure goals. (If he did today while giving up nine goals on 43 shots, apologies.)
The Fronts got four goals in the first five minutes of the second period — but playing hard for three full periods is another story. Take out that outburst and it was a blowout, with two short-handed goals against. No one is expecting this team to set the OHL on fire, but some indication that they can show up would be nice.
The scary part: This was the most winnable game in a week that has Kingston playing Belleville, Kitchener, Sarnia and London over a five-day stretch.
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