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Nebraska proving to be a nice fit for Jim Hulton  April 16th, 2015
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Nebraska, it seems, agrees with Jim Hulton. “I like to describe it as Napanee on steroids,” said Hulton, the Wolfe Island ex-pat hockey coach who plies his trade in the town of Kearney, in the south end of a prairie state where corn is No. 1 and football a... [Read More]
Picton's Bunnett named Empire league MVP  February 12th, 2015
Scoring champion Brian Bunnett of the Picton Pirates has been named most valuable player in the Empire Junior C Hockey League, the league announced Thursday night. Bunnett, who had 61 points (14 goals and 47 assists in 37 games) was chosen in a poll of the league’s coaches and... [Read More]
Fronenacs name Paul McFarland new coach  May 20th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Paul McFarland is no stranger to the hockey team that Tuesday named him its new coach. By his own estimation, in his capacity as assistant coach with the Oshawa Generals last year he saw probably about 40 Kingston Frontenacs games. He comes to the job, therefore, with a... [Read More]
Fresh from winning the Allan Cup, Jay McKee interested in Frontenacs coaching job  May 6th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY Yes, Jay McKee was saying Tuesday morning, he did hear that the Kingston Frontenacs were looking for a new coach. "I actually sent Doug a text earlier this morning," McKee said of his one-time Buffalo Sabres teammate, Doug Gilmour, who is now the general manager of his hometown... [Read More]
Amherstview's Zach Masterson named Empire league's player of the month  January 8th, 2014
Zach Masterson of the Amherstview Jets has been named player of the month for December in the Empire Junior C Hockey League. Masterson, 17, is in his first year with the Jets. In six December games he collected 11 points (four goals, seven assists) to move into a tie for sixth place among the... [Read More]
Nebraska junior team turns corner under Hulton's direction  January 6th, 2014
It took awhile to get the ship - er, stage coach - turned around, but it appears the Tri-City Storm may finally be headed in the right direction. "It's coming," said Jim Hulton, the Kingston man who took over coaching the junior team based in Kearney, Neb., in late November. The team was 4-9-2... [Read More]
No need to panic over the state of Canadian hockey, former national team coach says  January 6th, 2014
By CLAUDE SCILLEY A Kingston man who won silver and gold medals at world junior hockey championships as an assistant coach with the Canadian team says the hand-wringing over Canada's failure for the second year in a row to win a medal may be misplaced. "I think we overreact, on both sides," Jim... [Read More]
Kings need win to stay in hunt for fourth place  June 18th, 2013
Kingston Kings return to Centre 70 for their first home game in two weeks Thursday, when they will host the Peterborough Lakers in an Ontario Junior C Lacrosse League game. The Kings will be trying to reverse their fortunes after they were defeated 14-2 in Whitby last Thursday but it will not be... [Read More]
Frontenacs ousted after 8-2 defeat  March 27th, 2013
Kingston Frontenacs bowed ingloriously from Ontario Hockey League playoffs Wednesday night, absorbing an 8-2 beating from the Barrie Colts before 2,905 fans at the Rogers K-Rock Centre. Barrie swept the best-of-seven first-round series 4-0. It's now been 15 years since a Kingston team last... [Read More]
Coaches should share responsibility for idiotic acts of their players  March 26th, 2013
The first round of Ontario Hockey League playoffs has given us some splendid hockey, stirring comebacks and heart-breaking collapses. Perhaps most importantly, however, they have also shown that the league has no clue when it comes to administering discipline. Of the 20 games thus far, there... [Read More]
Frontenacs fritter lead in final four minutes; fall behind 3-0 in series  March 25th, 2013
Kingston Frontenacs are facing a monumental climb to get back into their first-round Ontario Hockey League playoff series and they have no one to blame but themselves. The Frontenacs allowed an otherwise splendid effort slip through their fingers as the Barrie Colts scored three goals in the final... [Read More]
Power play comes alive; Frontenacs still lose in Barrie  March 23rd, 2013
Kingston Frontenacs surrendered three goals in a span of three minutes in the middle of the second period Saturday night and they fell 7-4 to the Barrie Colts in an Ontario Hockey League playoff game in Barrie. The loss leaves the Frontenacs trailing the best-of-seven first-round series 2-0 going... [Read More]
Barrie draws first blood in playoff series with Frontenacs  March 21st, 2013
Kingston Frontenacs scored just 69 seconds into the game but they were stymied the rest of the way Thursday night as the Barrie Colts opened their first-round Ontario Hockey League playoff series with a 3-1 win. The Colts will take a 1-0 lead into the second game of the best-of-seven Eastern... [Read More]
Frontenacs-Colts by the numbers  March 21st, 2013
A statistical comparison between the Kingston Frontenacs and Barrie Colts, who are meeting in a first-round Ontario Hockey League playoff series:                                                Kingston        ... [Read More]
There's still time for the Frontenacs to capture the city's fancy  March 17th, 2013
This afternoon the Kingston Frontenacs will toy with the emotions of their fans once again. What is undoubtedly the least successful junior hockey team in Canada over the last 40 years will either qualify for the playoffs by the narrowest of margins or fall short yet again, in the last two months... [Read More]

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