Tonight's the night -- a loss in Peterborough would officially eliminate the Kingston Frontenacs from playoff contention, with a full 2
GM-for-life Larry Mavety has been telling anyone who would listen, "Anything can happen until they put the 'x' there," denoting that Peterborough's clinched a playoff spot. The rest of us have known the Fronts have been done since since Xmas.
It's too bad Peterborough couldn't have squeezed out one more win somewhere. That way, the Frontenacs could win tonight, stay alive, and then be eliminated on Sunday against Mississauga, which boasts former coach Jim Hulton and Kingston native Jordan Mayer. That would be freakin' sweet, since both have been touched by Mavety's reverse-Midas touch. Hulton. a good coach, was run out of town, while Mayer was passed over by his hometown team in the draft in favour of Ethan Werek, who never reported.
(On another Fronts-related note: Bobby Bolt was deemed to have the best name in hockey -- even better than Bear Trapp.)
All three are in a better place, needless to say. That begs the question of who OoLF should throw support behind in the playoffs. Being a Belleville Bulls supporter is looking better every day.
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