Kings Make It Ten Straight

Kingsville's Filip Kafka charges up ice with the puck while Bradford's Sebastian Humbert looks on at Kingsville Arena on 22 October 22.Photo by Devan Mighton.

Kingsville’s Filip Kafka charges up ice with the puck while Bradford’s Sebastian Humbert looks on at Kingsville Arena on 22 October 22.
Photo by Devan Mighton.

(KINGSVILLE, ON) – The Kingsville Kings extended their current winning streak to 10 games with a pair of high scoring affairs against the Tottenham Steam and Bradford Bulls this past weekend. On Sunday, the Kings hosted the Bulls, plowing their way to an 11-7 win.

Despite letting Bradford to get back into the game more than they should have been, Kingsville for the most part dominated the match, outshooting the road team 74-27. For the Kings, Nicholas Lang and Petr Panacek led the way with a hat-trick apiece, and David Vostarek and Styrmir Maack each tallied pairs while Matyas Mach added a single.

Ryan Dimillo netted a hatty for the Bulls, while Frederik Gildsig, Richard Deak, Josh Brunton, and Karri Lehtoranta all picked up a goal.

Kingsville's Christian Pavlas wins the footrace for the loose puck against Bradford's Roope Kalanti at Kingsville Arena on 22 October 22.Photo by Devan Mighton.

Kingsville’s Christian Pavlas wins the footrace for the loose puck against Bradford’s Roope Kalanti at Kingsville Arena on 22 October 22.
Photo by Devan Mighton.

In net, Christian Pavlas made his debut for Kingsville, stopping 20 shots for the win as Adrian Carlsen went the distance for Bradford, turning aside 63. Pavlas is also rostered as a member of the Federal Hockey League’s expansion North Shore Knights, who are set to play their inaugural home game on November 17 at the Kingsville Arena against the Watertown Wolves.

The previous night the Kings were up north in Tottenham where a big second period powered them to a 9-7 victory over the Steam. Lang tallied another hat-trick for Kingsville, as did Azat Tursynkhanov. Panacek, Mach, and captain Blake Naida rounded out the Kings scoring.

Kingsville's Nicholas Lang fights for purchase against Bradford's Frederik Gildsig in front of Bulls goalie Adrian Carlsen at Kingsville Arena on 22 October 22.Photo by Devan Mighton.

Kingsville’s Nicholas Lang fights for purchase against Bradford’s Frederik Gildsig in front of Bulls goalie Adrian Carlsen at Kingsville Arena on 22 October 22.
Photo by Devan Mighton.

For the Steam, Bodgan Shleev scored twice and Nikita Polishchuk, Viachelav Chegrintcev, Matthew Fornari, Kamil Rypar, and Jonathon DaSilva each netted one.

Kings goalie Pierce Dubowski improved his record to 3-2-0 with 19 saves. Tottenham’s Sam Procopio and Nicholas St Jules split the loss, facing a total of 40 shots.

Kingsville currently sits in second place in the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League’s South Division, one point behind the St George Ravens, with a 12-2-0 record.

The Kings are next in action this Friday night as they head east to Colborne for a match with the Northumberland Stars. Their next home game is Sunday when they host the Windsor Aces at 3pm at the Kingsville Arena.

Kingsville's Matyas Mach gets a bird's eye view of Petr Panacek's early second period power play goal as he and Bradford defenceman Ryan Jagieslki stands over Bulls goalie Adrian Carlsen at Kingsville Arena on 22 October 22.Photo by Devan Mighton.

Kingsville’s Matyas Mach gets a bird’s eye view of Petr Panacek’s early second period power play goal as he and Bradford defenceman Ryan Jagieslki stands over Bulls goalie Adrian Carlsen at Kingsville Arena on 22 October 22.
Photo by Devan Mighton.

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Devan Mighton

Devan is a former star with the Windsor Clippers and now an aspiring writer and photographer. His work has appeared here at The Square as well as in the Lakeshore News,, Tecumseh Shoreline, and Southshore News.

Devan lives with his family in Essex County.

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