The Petes came back from the Christmas break refreshed and ready to play under new Head Coach Jody Hull with a 5-2 victory in Kingston on Friday night. The Petes scored three powerplay goal, were a perfect 5 for 5 on the penalty kill and outshot their opponents 41-24.
The Petes opened the scoring 56 seconds into the second period on the powerplay with a goal by Francis Menard after outshooting the Frontenacs 14-6 in the first 20 minutes. Michael Moffat evened the game for the Frontenacs at 4:32, but the Petes came right back with a pair of goals by Stephen Nosad at 6:10 and Matt McCartney at 7:26 with his first goal in the OHL. Former Pete Luke Hietkamp pulled the Frontenacs to within a goal at 17:25, but the Petes restored their 2 goal lead at 19:20 with another powerplay goal by Steven Trojanovic to take a 4-2 lead to the dressing room after 40 minutes.
The Petes scored the lone goal of the third period following an extended review when Slater Koekkoek scored on the powerplay at 14:18 to make the final 5-2 for the Petes.
The Petes now host the Ottawa 67`s on Saturday night as they look to win back to back games to start the second half of the schedule.