The puck stops with Peressini

December 18, 2014

Minus five of their top scorers either due to injury or the World Junior Hockey tryouts — Spencer Watson, Ryan Kujawinski, Lawson Crouse, Juho Lammikko and Sam Bennett are all missing from action — the Kingston Frontenacs have had difficulty putting the puck in the net as of late.

Kingston is 0-3-1 in its last four outings and has scored only five goals in the process.

But a season-long bright spot for the Frontenacs, who take a record of 13-13-4 into Ontario Hockey League action this weekend, has been the play of 1995 birth-year goalie Lucas Peressini.

In his first season as Kingston’s starter, Peressini is the OHL’s second-ranked goalie statistically thus far this 2014-2015 campaign.

Peressini, who attended the National Hockey League rookie camp of the Detroit Red Wings during the summer, has a 2.18 goals-against-average with a .928 save percentage and 13-8-4 record for the Frontenacs this season.

To put Peressini’s numbers in perspective, in the 5 games he hasn’t played this season, Kingston is 0-5 with a 4.81 GAA and .844 save pct.

PHOTO: Kingston Frontenacs goalie Lucas Peressini.

What you think about “The puck stops with Peressini”

  1. Why didn’t Peressini play in last years playoffs?
    Why isn’t he with the world juniors?
    Best goalie in the O.
    He has never given up 5 goals in a game all year….

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