Fresh Faces Make Big Impact as Petes Top Fronts
The Petes (and fans) were pushing to start a new winning streak as they played the Kingston Frontenacs on Tuesday night. The newest Petes played a huge role in the game as the Petes skated to a comfortable 3-1 home win.
The Electric City Kids set things in motion in the first period. Although the opening half was quiet, the new Petes Alex Black and Nikita Korostelev were catalysts in the late stages. At the 13:45 mark, Adam Timleck netted his seventh of the season, which was assisted by Korostelev.
After a great Petes PK, Black picked up his first point as a Pete, setting up Matt Timms for a one-timer insurance goal with 21 seconds to play in the period. After twenty, Peterborough was up 2-0 while Kingston had a 13-12 shot lead.
In the second period, Kingston scored early to get one back. It was another first, as Brett Neumann tallied in his first game as a Frontenac after being dealt from Erie for Warren Foegele. Ted Nichol and Jason Robertson had helpers on the goal.
The Petes regained their two goal lead with 4:39 to play in the frame as Korostelev sniped his first goal in maroon and white, quickly burying a Steve Lorentz faceoff win. Peterborough took a 3-1 lead into the second intermission despite Kingston’s 31-22 shot tally.
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In the third period, the Petes played sound defensively but also worked actively to generate more chances. Dylan Wells was his usual stud between the pipes. Jeremy Helvig gave Wells a run for his money in the third, as the keepers shut a whole bunch of doors.
It looked like Matt Timms would add a second goal into the empty net, but with 3.8 seconds to play, the referees ruled the play offside. Korostelev, Wells, and Helvig were the first, second, and third stars of the game, respectively, while Black earned Mark’s Hardest Working Player of the Game honours. The final shots on goal were 38-30 for the Fronts.
Next up for the mighty maroon and white is a road game on Friday, January 6 in St. Catharines, when Petes President Dave Pogue will make a presentation to the IceDogs to commemorate their 10th anniversary. Join us the following night, on Saturday, January 7, to see the Petes host the North Bay Battalion at 7:05pm. Tickets are available online, at the Collins Barrow Box Office (closed Monday), or by calling (705) 743-3561. Make sure you download the Petes Mobile App for iPhone or Android to stay up to date with the Petes all season long.