Petes beat Frontenacs 4-1 to pull within a pair of pointsMar 07, 2013 - 23:51 GMT
In a game that began with 3,000 plus fans singing the good old Hockey game in honour of Stompin Tom Connors, it ended with Petes goaltender Andrew D'Agostini closing the door after allowing his only goal of the game 43 seconds into the contest.
The Frontenacs opened the scoring just 43 seconds into the game when Cody Alcock banged in a rebound on the backdoor to give the visitors a 1-0 lead, before the Petes got going in the final 1:07 of the period on a goal by Nelson Armstrong before Greg Betzold scored his first of two on the night with just 17 seconds remaining in the period to hold a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes.
The Petes continued their strong play in the 2nd period and were rewarded with a goal by Stephen Nosad at 18:32 of the 2nd period and the home team held a 3-1 lead after 40 minutes against the Frontenacs.
The third period was similar to the 2nd period as the teams competed hard in front a 3428 Memorial Centre patrons, but Andrerw DÀgostini stood tall in the Petes net making several key saves with the Petes killing a 5 on 3 penalty and Betzold scoring his second of the night at 12:52 to make the final 4-1 for the Petes.
With the win, the Petes pull within a pair of points of the Frontenacs and 3 points of the Mississauga Steelheads (losers in the shootout to the Niagara IceDogs tonight) for the final play off position in the Eastern Conference.
Next up for the Petes is a home game vs. the Ottawa 67`s on Sunday afternoon at the Peterborough Memorial Centre.