kingfrontenacsFriday January 24th, 2014 the Whitby Wildcats were hosts to the Kingston Jr. Frontenacs (15-8-1). The Frontenacs are (3-1-0) against the 1st place Wildcats this season, however their last game saw the Wildcats prevail with a 5-1 Win in Kingston. The Frontenacs are coming off a (2-0) win over the Clarington Toros while the Whitby Wildcats are following up after a (4-1) lost in Markham against the OHF host, Waxers.

The 1st Period should battles from two teams that just don’t like each other and back at it again. A even period with chances from both teams were visible. Kingston was able to start the scoring off a neutral zone rush and take the early 1-0 lead. The Wildcats out shot the Jr. Frontenacs 8-7.

 

The 2nd period was much of the same however the Wildcats did turn up the intensity. The Cats responded with an even strength goal to tie the game up at 1-1. Scoring for the Wildcats was William Ward (from Matt Carroll & Brian Coyne). The Wildcats out shot the Frontenacs 13-8 in period 2.

 

The 3rd period was a close game, with back and forth opportunities, slashes and just nastiness between the two teams. There was no scoring and the even game, resulted in a even score, 1-1 was the final. The Wildcats out shot the Frontenacs 13-12 in the third.

 

Final score was Whitby 1 vs. Kingston 1. Shots on goal totals = Whitby 34 vs. Kingston 27. PP Whitby 0/2 Kingston 0/7.

 

Whitby was missing James Boyle with an injury, while Michael Christie made 26 saves in the tie.

 

Next game for the Wildcats is Friday January 30th, 2014 when they travel down to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania to compete in the Steel City Cup Tournament.

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Markham-Waxers-256x300Sunday January 19th, 2014 the Whitby Wildcats (18-4-4) were on the road to face the OHF Hosts, the Markham Waxers (16-5-2).

In their only other previous meeting, the Wildcats out-gunned the Waxers 6-4 early in the season, but was a very competitive game. The Waxers are on a 2 game winning streak with back to back wins over the Barrie Colts ( 4-1 & 3-2), while the Wildcats are coming off a 6-3 win over the Oshawa Generals and are unbeaten in 4.

The 1st Period the Waxers came out hard to avenge their early season lost from the Wildcats. With the game being played at the Markham Village, the small ice came into play which helped the Waxers with an aggressive fore-check.  The Waxers scored first and lead 1-0 after the 1st. The Waxers out shot the Wildcats 13-6 in period 1.

The 2nd period was much of the same as the Wildcats were not that focused. The Waxers kept up with the aggressive play and were able to score another goal in period 2. At the Flood, the Waxers took a 2-0 lead into the dressing rooms. The Waxers also out shot the Wildcats 10-8.

The 3rd period was indeed a battle from both teams, with many scoring chances. The Wildcats closed the gap scoring on the Power Play, but the Waxers were able to reply with 2 more of their own, thus taking the victory. Scoring for the Wildcats on the Power Play was Giorgio NiCastro (from William Ward & Jeffrey Gauld). The Waxers out shot the Wildcats 11-6 in period 3.

Final score was Markham 4 vs. Whitby 1. Shots on goal totals = Markham 34 vs. Whitby 20. PP Whitby 1/8 Markham 0/6.

Whitby was missing James Boyle with an injury, while Michael Christie made 30 saves in the loss.

Next game for the Wildcats is Friday January 24th, 2014 when they host the Kingston Jr. Frontenacs.

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oshawaminorSaturday January 18th, 2014 the Whitby Wildcats (17-4-4) were at home to host the Oshawa Generals (6-15-4).

Whitby has won 3 out of the 4 previous meetings with the Generals, tieing the other. The Generals are coming off a 4-2 win at home against the Kingston Frontenacs where as the Wildcats are regrouping from a 3-3 tie Monday night with the Clarington Toros.

The 1st Period was an even period as neither team really wanted to pull away from each other. A few scoring chances and 1 Power Play for the Generals was the only offence for the period. The Generals scored first in the game just after the Power Play expired, leading 1-0 after 1 period of play. The Generals out shot the Wildcats 8-7.

The 2nd period was much of the same as the Wildcats were not that focused. The Wildcats also lost defenseman James Boyle with a knee injury during the 2nd. The Generals scored another even strength goal followed by the Wildcats answering on the Power Play. Scoring for the Wildcats in the 2nd period was Will Scott on the Power Play (from Matthew Doucette & Giorgio NiCastro). The Geny’s took a 2-1 lead into the dressing room at the flood. The Generals out shot the Wildcats 11-6.

The 3rd period was more like what the Wildcats were capable of. Each Wildcat gave 100% effort and it showed on the score board as the Cats rallied for the comeback, scoring 5 goals in the 3rd. The Geny’s tried to stay in the game with a short handed goal, but the Cats prevailed with an offensive show. Scoring for the Cats in the 3rd were Ethan Schott (from Brett Howard & Mitchell Waldron), Dawson Theede on the Power Play (from Will Scott & Matthew Caroll), Mitchell Waldron, a rocket from the point (from Matthew Doucette & Will Scott), Matthew Caroll on the Power Play (from Mitchell Waldron & Dawson Theede) and Brett Howard (from Jeff Christensen & Matthew Caroll). The Wildcats out shot the Generals 19-8 in the 3rd period.

Final score was Whitby 6 vs. Oshawa 3. Shots on goal totals = Whitby 29 vs. Oshawa 27. PP Whitby 3/3 Oshawa 0/6.

Whitby was missing Troy Oakley with a 1 game suspension, while Phil Pavlich got the win for the Wildcats in net.

Next game for the Wildcats is Sunday January 19th, 2014 when they travel to the old barn @ Markham Village to take on the Waxers.

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claringtontoros_0 Monday January 13th, 2014 the Whitby Wildcats (17-4-3) were at home to host the Clarington Toros (5-12-1).

Whitby has done quite well against Clarington throughout the season so far, winning all 3 games by a combined score of 18-6. Clarington is coming off a win against the Barrie Colts (4-2), while the Wildcats are coming off a huge win in Kingston (5-1).

The 1st Period was a complete domination by Whitby, starting with Whitby’s first goal of the game, :07 seconds into the game. Their puck movement and skating was far superior than that of the spectating Toros. Whitby scored two goals in the first period to have a 2-0 lead after 1. Scoring for the Wildcats were Nathan Dion (from Jeffrey Gauld & William Ward) and Dawson Theede (from James Boyle & Will Scott). Theede’s goal in the first was a highlight reel goal with a fantastic play/pinch by James Boyle to start the offense. The Cats slaughtered the Toros in shots 14-2. Read More→

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kingfrontenacsFriday January 10th, 2014 the Whitby Wildcats (16-4-3) traveled east on the 401 to face the Kingston Frontenacs (13-4-1) for the 2nd time in two weeks.

Kingston has a commanding hold on the season series with the Wildcats, winning all three games so far this season (5-4, 4-3 & 4-2).  Kingston is coming off a 3-1 loss to the Markham Waxers where as the Whitby Wildcats in their last game defeated the Oshawa Generals, 7-3. The Wildcats also welcomed Whitby Midget Grad Troy Oakley back to the lineup as this was his first game with the 2013-2014 squad. Read More→

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