Friday 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.