The Frontenacs scored early and often in a 10-1 win.
“I’ve never been on a team...I don’t even know of a team that has given up 10 goals, twice, in the span of eight games,” said Fixter.
The coach was referring to the Wolves' 10-3 loss in Sault Ste. Marie on opening night.
Fixter says there is a lot of soul-searching to do for the players when asked where they go from here.
“It started with the first goal of the game, it was a terrible goal,” he said.
“We had a defenseman standing in front not doing anything and we had a goaltender that let in a goal from a very bad angle, and we had other guys standing around watching.
“For me the disappointment was the lack of push back, and hopefully these guys get some pride and show up on Sunday."
That first goal came at the .48 second mark of the first period, and then the Frontenacs added three more to take a 4-0 lead by the 8:52 mark. That ended the night for Franky Palazzese, who was pulled in favour of rookie Troy Timpano.
It was also around this time that Fixter made the move to bench his top line of Mathew Campagna (-3), Nick Baptiste (-3) and Nate Pancel (-2) for the rest of the period.
“They were minus two after two shifts. I had seen enough so they sat and watched.”
Campagna says they weren’t on their game.
“You have to take that message and try to look at it in a positive way. I don’t blame him,” he said. “We just have to wake up as a line and as players, get shots on goal, move our feet and get more focused.”
The first period ended 5-0 for Kingston with the Frontenacs scoring the only goal of the second making it 6-0. It was 7-0 before Jacob Harris scored for the Wolves ending the shut-out bid of Kingston goalie Matt Mahalak.
Wolves goalie Franky Palazzese allowed four goals on 13 shots while Troy Timpano was beaten six times on 24 shots.
Overall the Frontenacs outshot the Wolves 37-30.
The loss was the Wolves second on their three game road trip after a 4-3 overtime loss in Peterborough Thursday night dropping their record to 3-2-3-0.
Saturday is an off day then it’s off to Ottawa to face the 67’s on Sunday at the Canadian Tire Centre...the home of the N-H-L’s Ottawa Senators.
“It’s our job to move on,” said Fixter. “We’re going to have a good practice tomorrow. If you are a professional you show up to work the next day and tomorrow is a work day. You dust yourself off and you get ready to compete again on Sunday.”
- The Wolves were 0 for 2 on the powerplay while Kingston was 0 for 3.
- With the win, the Frontenacs remain the only unbeaten team in the O-H-L in regulation time with a record of 7-0-0-1.
-Wolves scratches: Nathan Cull (upper body), Connor Burgess (ill), Dominik Kahun (upper body), Kyle Capobianco (healthy) and Brody Silk (upper body).
- 3 Stars: (1) Sam Bennett (Kng) (2) Roland McKeown (Kng) (3) Ryan Kujawinski (Kng).