Truly a-Mews-ing effort lifts 67 to win against Kingston in first game off the break

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The Ottawa 67’s looked like a well-rested team after their holiday break.

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Still shorthanded due to injuries and the ongoing World Junior Hockey Championship, the 67’s took to the ice Friday afternoon, earning a 5-1 win over the Kingston Frontenacs.
Henry Mews scored a pair, as well as Jack Dever’s first OHL goal and markers from Chris Barlas and Will Gerrior. Max Donoso made 33 saves for Ottawa, his 17th win of the season.

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We are understaffed, but my favorite thing today was our structure,” said head coach Dave Cameron. “We managed the clock very well and we managed the puck well. »

After a brisk first half, things remained scoreless until the two teams combined for a pair of goals in the final minute. Maddox Callens gave the Frontenacs a 1-0 lead with 31 seconds left, but on the ensuing faceoff, Cam Tolnai and Frankie Marrelli combined to feed Mews to the point, and he fired a shot in front Mason Vaccari to tie the game with eight seconds left. go to the first.

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Ottawa enjoyed a rebound on the boards when a Matthew Mayich shot bounced off Barlas, and he made no mistakes for his seventh and a 2-1 67’s lead.

After Brady Stonehouse fired a penalty midway through the period, the home side won the face-off from the offensive zone and Mews patiently fired home his second of the day, making it 3-1 .

Late in the third period, Kingston defenseman Quinton Burns was ejected for a cross-check against Tolnai, and Gerrior and Dever scored on the power play in the final 90 seconds, securing a decisive 5-1 victory for the 67’s.

« It feels good to contribute, » said Dever, who has been missing time recently through injury. « I felt like I was playing well when I got injured and then coming back and scoring, it was great. »


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