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Petes look to stay on top of East against Owen Sound

After coming off a huge 7-1 win in Oshawa against the Generals on Sunday night, the Petes look to stay atop the Eastern Conference on Thursday when they take on the Owen Sound Attack at the Peterborough Memorial Centre.

Thursday’s match up is the second between the two teams this season, with the Petes taking the first match-up 5-2 in Owen Sound.

The game will feature three of the OHL’s top 20 scorers on the ice. The Attack have three players in the top 10 in OHL scoring; Nick Suzuki is in fifth with 79 points, Petrus Palmu in sixth with 78 points, and Kevin Hancock in ninth with 74 points.

Peterborough’s Nikita Korostelev is the highest ranked Petes scorer, sitting in 19th with 61 points. Korostelev might not take the ice on Thursday as he’s still listed as day-to-day with a lower body injury.

The Petes-Attack match-up will also showcase two top-10 goalies, with Dylan Wells and Michael McNiven both having strong seasons.

McNiven is ranked first in the OHL in wins with 34 on the season, while Wells is in fourth with 29.

Wells was drafted 123rd overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the fifth round of the 2016 draft, while McNiven was signed as a free agent by the Montreal Canadians in 2015. He is drawing comparisons as the next Carey Price, while Wells is gaining some notoriety as the potential next man up in the up-and-coming Oilers organization.

Thursday’s game is sponsored by Trans Canada Nissan. One lucky fan in attendance, 18 or older, that fills out a ballot at a Trans Canada Nissan table (located at each entrance) before puck drop will have the chance to win a 2017 Nissan Rogue in a ‘Shoot to Win’ contest during the first intermission. The contestant will have 20 seconds to score 17 or more goals from behind the far blue line.

The game is also being played in support of the New Canadians Centre. Thanks to Banana Service; 50 people, including multiple New Canadians, will get to take in Thursday’s game. Proceeds from the second intermission Chuck-A-Puck will go to the New Canadians Centre.

Prizes for the Chuck-A-Puck:

1st – $200 Lansdowne Place Gift Card

2nd – $100 Taxi Money for Capitol Taxi

3rd – Banana Service Prize plus two “I’d Rather Be In Peterborough” t-shirts

A representative of the Down Syndrome Association will be performing a ceremonial puck drop in the 2nd intermission

Tickets are still available online (including the new Supporter Section at 50% off – enter promo code “GetLoud” to find available seats), at the Collins Barrow Box Office, 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.

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