The Petes stepped onto the ice Sunday afternoon following a tough loss against their rival Gens while on the road. However, if history repeats itself, the hometown boys’ previous record against Hamilton projected promising results for the Petes.
Isaacson got the first shot off of the night, initiating some momentum for the Petes in the offensive end. Shortly into the first, Semyon Der-Arguchintsev clinched the first goal of the night off a rebound from Fulcher. The goal came as a result of some traffic in the slot and strong forechecking from Korostelev and Dow.
No penalties were taken until 14:04 when the Petes were afforded the man advantage. However, Studenic did not let up, putting the Bulldogs on the scoreboard for the first time in the afternoon upon a breakaway goal while on the penalty kill.
The Petes did not allow this to prevent them from making use of the power play, reclaiming the lead after a goal from Paquette following a pass from Der-Argunchintsev at the top of the circle.
Although Chad Denault showed some steadfast movement at even strength, the Petes rookie was placed in the sin bin at 16:21 for tripping, giving the Bulldogs an extra man on the ice and opportunity for Strome to tie up the score.
The first half of the second period required some serious penalty killing from the Electric City kids. Ang gave the Bulldogs their first man advantage in the second following a slash. However, that was no feat for Bobby Dow, who got the short handed goal at 3:59 and returned the lead to the Petes. Shortly after, Der-Arguchintsev garnered his second of the night and fourth for the men in maroon making the score 4-2.
Special teams were put to some serious work, as fans were shown three rounds of 5 on 3 hockey. Korostelev, Ang and DeNoble got back to back to back penalties, leaving Hamilton with four full minutes with two extra skaters.
The Petes nearly saw a perfect penalty kill until Kaliyev put the puck past Wells at 12:23 and tightened the gap on the scoreboard.
Ang returned the two-goal lead to the Petes after a wonky shot in the slot that toppled over Fulcher’s blocker.
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The Petes came out of the third period gates flying, determined to widen the gap on the scoreboard. A power play for the Petes following a a slashing penalty by Walters saw hometown hero Logan DeNoble with his tenth of the season and a 6-3 game.
Scoring for the Petes captain didn’t end there, as DeNoble tallied his second of the night off a shot from Timms on the point while on their second power play of the third period.
The end of the game saw Timleck finalize the score with his seventh of the season and eighth of the game, making it an 8-3 final.
Third star: DeNoble (28)
Second star: Korostelev (25)
First star: Der-Arguchintsev (19)
Hardest Working Player: Wells (30)
The Petes return to action this Thursday, November 2 for United Way Plaid Night sponsored by Country 105, when they’ll face the CHL’s top-ranked Sarnia Sting. They’ll play the Barrie Colts at home on Saturday, November 4 at 7:05pm before wrapping up the weekend in Mississauga against the Steelheads on Sunday, November 5 at 2:00pm. Game tickets are available starting at $8 through the Collins Barrow PMC Box Office, online or, by phone at (705) 743-3561.