Friday, November 30, 2007

Saginaw, Plymouth games postponed

The Ontario Hockey League today confirmed that Kingston Frontenacs players Jonathan Sciacca, 19, and Anthony Peters, 17, and assistant trainer Kurt Pearson, 20, were involved in a vehicle/pedestrian accident around 11:00 a.m. today in Windsor, Ontario.

All three members of the Frontenacs received non-life threatening injuries in the accident and were treated at the hospital in Windsor.

Several players and members of the team's training staff were on a morning walk when the incident occurred. The Frontenacs spent the night in Windsor after playing the Spitfires last night and were scheduled to travel to Michigan to play the Saginaw Spirit tonight and the Plymouth Whalers on Saturday.

Frontenacs' ownership and management along with the league recognize what a traumatic experience this has been for everyone involved and to that end are postponing the balance of the team's western swing in order that the players may be returned home to familiar surroundings and be provided with professional counselling and support as required.

"We appreciate the support of the league as well as the teams in their understanding of this difficult and traumatic experience," said Frontenacs' owner and governor Doug Springer. "At this time our focus is on the well-being of Jonathan, Anthony and Kurt and the well-being of our team as a whole."

Additional details on the postponed games will be provided in the near future.

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