The Official GameDay Magazine of the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League. Game 3 of the 2018 OHL Eastern Conference Semifinals, Barrie Colts vs. Kingston Frontenacs.
BARRIE VS ROAD TO by Jordan Jackson, Kingston Frontenacs The Frontenacs had a bit of a scare to open the playoffs when North Bay took game 1 at the Rogers K-Rock Centre. They bounced back beautifully, winning the next four games to claim the series win. Gabe Vilardi was a driving force in Kingston’s series victory. He recorded 12 points (5 G, 7 A) in the series and was named OHL player of the week for his efforts. Sean Day was the top scoring defenseman in the opening round with 8 points, including 2 goals in the series clinching game 5. Barrie was given a strong test from the Steelheads in round 1. Mississauga had jumped out to a 2-1 series lead before Barrie won 3 games in a row to move on. The Colts were led in scoring by a Kingston born player in Aaron Luchuk. He matched Vilardi’s 12 points. Barrie’s line up received a big boost when Andrei Svechnikov returned from suspension in game 5. He recorded 5 points in just two games. The top line for the Colts recorded 27 points in the series to help put Barrie into the second round. 14 KINGSTON FRONTENACS GAMEDAY MAGAZINE
KINGSTON ROUND 2 Both teams are starting veteran overage goaltenders between the pipes. Jeremy Helvig had a solid opening round series sporting a 4-1 record. This is his second consecutive year as a starter in the second round of the playoffs. Leo Lazarev faced more shots than any other goaltender in the first round on route to his 4-2 record. Lazarev had never started a second-round game until the beginning of this series. Kingston took 3 of the 4 head to head match ups in the regular season scoring 20 goals total in those 4 games. Both teams are capable of putting up big offensive numbers. Luchuk led the league in scoring in the regular season while Dmitry Sokolov finished fifth. Kingston had three players sitting in the top 12 at season’s end in Robertson, Pu and Nyman. Gabe Vilardi had the second-best points per game average, but only played half the season after recovering from a back injury. - KF OFFICIAL GAMEDAY PROGRAM, VOLUME 45, 2018 15