67's can't meet Kingston's goals

BARRE CAMPBELL -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 8:12 AM ET

The 67's had no trouble scoring in Kingston yesterday.

But neither did the Frontenacs.

Connor Cameron scored with 28 seconds remaining as the Frontenacs edged the 67's 9-8 at the Kingston Memorial Centre.

The game-winner came shortly after Matt Lahey beat Kingston goalie Daryl Borden with 1:06 left in the third to even the score for the 67's.

"When (Lahey) scored, I thought that we'd get to overtime and there was some hope, but we didn't get that far," said a disgruntled 67's coach Brian Kilrea after the game.

"We just made a lot of mistakes. We had a chance to get the puck deep in their end, but we didn't. Then we had a chance to get it out of our end, but we didn't, and we paid for it."

The loss was 67's third straight, dropping their record to 8-11-1-1.

Danny Battochio started in net for Ottawa, but was taken out after allowing three goals early in the first period.

"We were being badly outplayed," said Kilrea, whose team trailed 3-1 when Battochio left the net in favour of Brady Morrison, a former Kingston goalie.

"We've relied on Danny so many times this year. We just played so poorly at the start and really he was being hung out to dry. We did everything wrong. They got breakaways, 2-on-1s, 3-on-1s."

The Frontenacs led 6-2 early in the second, but the 67's rallied with three straight goals before the end of the period, then tied it on a Chris Hulit marker five minutes into the third.

Twice, Kingston regained the lead, only to have the 67's get even.

Logan Couture scored his eighth goal of the year in the 14th minute of the final period to make it 7-7.

Kingston's Bobby Hughes scored his second goal of the game during a power play a minute later to regain the lead, before Lahey tied it with just over a minute remaining.

Veteran Bryan Bickell had a four-point game with a goal and three assists, while Hulit scored a pair and added a helper.

Julian Talbot and two rookies -- Pat Daley and Shea Kewin -- also scored for the 67's.

Hughes had two goals and a pair of assists for Kingston and Chris Stewart scored and set up three others.

Todd Griffith added two goals for Kingston, with singles from Peder Skinner, Tony Rizzi and Cory Emmerton.

The 67's will try to break out of their slump on Friday when they host Belleville at the Civic Centre.


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