Not each Knights fan leaving Budweiser Gardens on Friday night time felt as if that they had witnessed a loss by the hometown workforce.
The Kingston Frontenacs shut out London 5-zero, however any Knights’ fan who additionally calls themselves a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs left the constructing speaking a few man named Eemeli Rasanen.
After discussing the right pronunciation of his first identify (It’s eh – MEEL), followers shortly turned to what he did on the ice.
Just standing in skates, Rasanen comes shut to six-ft, 10-inches. Standing round is the one factor that the second-spherical decide of the Maple Leafs didn’t do all that a lot.
Rasanen was named the sport’s first star as he scored two targets on large blasts from the blue line and assisted on a 3rd as one other level shot hit Linus Nyman in entrance and went in. All of that got here in a span of 12 minutes and 16 seconds within the second interval and had the Frontenacs forward four-zero.
Rasanen’s offensive efforts had been bookmarked by a primary-interval aim from Sam Field and a 3rd-interval aim by Sergey Popov.
Second-year goaltender, Mario Peccia made 24 saves for Kingston and recorded his first profession Ontario Hockey League shutout.
Knights’ followers had been hoping to have fun the return of Robert Thomas and Max Jones, who made their season debuts after getting back from the NHL. Thomas spent three weeks with the St. Louis Blues after which signed his first skilled contract. Thomas scored twice for the Blues within the pre-season.
Jones did some scoring of his personal with the Anaheim Ducks in exhibition play. He led the Knights’ in photographs on aim within the recreation with 5.
Only Frontenacs’ ahead, Jason Robertson had extra with eight and the Dallas Stars’ second-rounder was held off the rating sheet by London.
Jordan Kooy began the sport for the Knights and was changed by Tyler Johnson after the third Kingston aim in a transfer by Knights’ head coach, Dale Hunter to attempt to change momentum.
Kooy and Johnson every made 14 saves.
The recreation noticed two fights, which ranks nicely above what has turn out to be the league common within the OHL. One got here early as Cole Tymkin was given a penalty after which needed to defend himself towards an oncoming Paul Larabie of the Frontenacs.
Late within the recreation, as a Kingston infraction was being known as, rookies Andrew Perrott and Bryan Laureigh wound up throwing punches.
The Knights will now head for Oshawa on Sunday night to face the Generals, who’re coming off a loss in Guelph on Friday and sit 2-2 on the 12 months.
The pre-recreation present will get going at 5:30 on AM980, AM980.ca and the Radioplayer Canada app.
The Knights’ workforce will probably be at Palasad South from 2-four on Saturday enjoying ping-pong.
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