The Barrie Molson Centre was the setting for a Saturday night tilt between the Petes and feisty Barrie Colts on February 11. Peterborough looked confident in their third game of the weekend, re-taking first place in the Eastern Conference with a 4-1 win at the BMC.
Barrie, who has conceded the most goals of any team in the OHL this season, gave up an early breakaway marker by Chris Paquette, assisted by Logan DeNoble and Adam Timleck. The tally at 2:27 was the only Petes goal of the period, and it was balanced by a Colts goal with 1:44 to play in the stanza as Roy Radke evened the score from Kyle Heitzner and Curtis Douglas. The first period concluded in a 1-1 tie, with the Petes up 12-10 in shots.
The second frame started out looking like the Colts would give their fans something to cheer about on home ice, but after Dylan Wells weathered the horse storm, his teammates put in two tallies. First, Jonathan Ang scored his career high 50th point of the season, putting the Petes ahead 2-1 from Kyle Jenkins at 7:34. About five minutes later, Steve Lorentz picked up his 49th point of the season, also a career high, from Matt Timms and Jenkins (who scored his career high 37th point on the season).
Both Lorentz and Ang scored their 20th goals of the season in the period, as the Petes took a 3-1 lead into the third period. Barrie trailed 27-19 in the shot category after 40.
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In the third frame, the Petes killed an early penalty and quickly went on a man-advantage of their own, but were unsuccessful, as were the Colts on another powerplay as the beginning of the third period was defined by special teams play.
The visitors held their two goal lead through the third period, and eventually added an empty-net goal as Adam Timleck finished a great hard-work play by Logan DeNoble, sealing the 4-1 win. The first, second, and third stars were Jenkins, Ang, and Radke, respectively, and the final shots on goal were 38-29 in the Petes’ favour.
The Liftlock Lads now turn their focus to a home game against the Hamilton Bulldogs on Thursday, February 16. Tickets are still available online, at the Collins Barrow Box Office, or by calling (705) 743-3561, and don’t forget to get your tickets for the Petes Fan Bus trip to Kingston on Friday, February 17. Make sure you download the Petes Mobile App for iPhone or Android to stay up to date with the Petes all season long.