'Dogs Fall to Fronts
Akil Thomas picked up three assists in a losing effort as the IceDogs dropped an 8-3 decision to visiting Kingston Sunday afternoon. The IceDogs remain two points behind Barrie in the hunt for first in the OHL's Central Division.
The home side was dominated, falling behind 3-0 in the first, with Kingston counting 13 of the period's 17 shots.
The IceDogs picked it up in the second with 19 shots but were denied by strong Kingston goaltending until Dan Singer found the back of the net for his 19th of the year. The power-play marker was assisted by Thomas and Elijah Roberts at 6:15. Kingston would again respond with three unanswered on 14th shots to the end the period up 6-1.
In the third, Kirill Maksimov scored his 25th of the year at 4:43 from Thomas and Ben Jones, who extended his point and assist streak to 11 games. Less than a minute later. Matt Philip's 11th from Thomas cut the lead to 3. Once again, a pair of Kingston goals closed out the scoring. Final shots total, Kingston 34-IceDogs 33.
610 CKTB 3 Stars of the Game...
1-Jason Robertson (Fronts)
2-Gabe Vilardi (Fronts)
3-Sean Day (Fronts)
Next up, it's a pair of Erie games with a Barrie game sandwiched between. A three in three IceDogs week begins Thursday at the Meridian Centre with the Otters. 610 CKTB will have the call beginning at 6:30.