It's been incremental gains the past three seasons for Kingston Frontenacs center Billy Jenkins. But this weekend, he shifted into overdrive.
Jenkins, a 5-10.25, 175-pound forward, had one goal in 2010-11, his first OHL season, and last season had 10 split between the Niagara IceDogs and Kingston, which acquired him in January. He had seven goals heading into the weekend, but scored more than half that amount in two games.
Friday at the Plymouth Whalers, he scored two goals, including the game-winner with 6:06 left in regulation as the Frontenacs earned a 7-6 road win. After being held without a point Saturday in a 2-1 loss to the Saginaw Spirit, he had scored two more goals -- including the go-ahead goal in the second period -- in a 4-3 win at the Windsor Spitfires.
Jenkins now has 11 goals, second on the team.
Here is how some other 2013 NHL Draft hopefuls from the Ontario Hockey League performed this weekend:
* Jenkins' teammate, center Darcy Greenaway, had a hat trick plus an assist in the 7-6 win at Plymouth on Friday. In a losing effort, the Whalers' Alexander Aleardi had two goals and three assists.
* Windsor goalie Jaroslav Pavelka stopped 43 of 44 shots in a 2-1 win against Saginaw on Friday.