Imports commit to Kingston


Randy Russon
By
August 1, 2020

This adds up as a commitment coup for the Kingston Frontenacs.

Vitali Pinchuk (left) and Martin Chromiak

That is, forwards Martin Chromiak and Vitali Pinchuk have both committed to return to Kingston for the upcoming Ontario Hockey League season.

Both players were selected by Kingston during the 2019 Canadian Hockey League import draft and are coming off their rookie season with the Frontenacs.

After back-to-back losing seasons in which it won just 33 of 130 regular season games, Kingston is positioned to be an Eastern Conference contender in 2020-2021.

And Chromiak and Pinchuk figure to be prize pieces of the plan for the Frontenacs and incoming head coach Paul McFarland.

Chromiak made a major impact for Kingston after arriving midway through the 2019-2020 OHL season by netting 11 goals, 22 assists, 33 points in just 28 games. He is projected to be a first or second round pick at this year’s National Hockey League draft.

Pinchuk, meanwhile, came through with 13 goals, 21 assists, 34 points in 54 games despite being a third and fourth line forward for the Frontenacs.


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