(KINGSVILLE, ON) – This past spring, semi-pro hockey make its debut in Kingsville as the St Clair Shores Fighting Saints and the Danville Dashers clashing in front of local fans. But, the Fighting Saints are now ready to call the Kingsville Arena home as the newly dubbed North Shore Knights.
Sharing the ice with the GMHL’s Kingsville Kings, the Knights are members of the Federal Hockey League, and both clubs are owned by Jacks Sports Group, along with the Seguin Huskies, also of the GMHL.
Due to their uncharacteristicly high level of neutral site games, the Knights actually played their first “home” game on November 11 in Gravenhurst, against the Port Huron Prowlers, losing 7-2. The Knights will also be playing the occasional home game in South River, ON, and Temiscaming, QC.
After four games this season, and sporting an 0-4-0 record, the Knights will finally get the chance to play their first of 13 home games in Kingsville on Friday when they welcome the Watertown Wolves to Kingsville Arena.
North Shore is loaded with familiar faces, including current and former members of the Kings. Tyler Garcia, Nicholas Lang, Matyas Kasek, Petr Panacek, David Vostarek, and goalie Christian Pavlas have all suited up for the Knights so far this season.
The Knights inaugural game was played on November 4 while visiting the Carolina Thunderbirds in Winston-Salem, NC, for a double-header. North Shore lost the both games, 3-2 and 9-5 respectively. Before their loss to Port Huron, the Knights also dropped a road match to the Prowlers by a 5-2 score.
Game time against the Wolves on Friday is 7:30pm.