Petes Sign Blake Curran to Standard Player Agreement
Peterborough Petes General Manager Michael Oke announced Wednesday that the team has signed goaltender Blake Curran to a standard player agreement.
The 6’1”, 174lbs Peterborough native was selected in the 3rd round, 55th overall in the inaugural 2017 Ontario Hockey League Under-18 Priority Selection. The Crestwood Secondary School student played 32 games last season with the Peterborough Midget AAA Petes. Curran has previously attended Petes training camp as a free agent.
“He’s a goalie that our assistant coach Andrew Verner has spent quite a bit of time with,” noted Oke. “He had a lot of work with the major midget team and did a good job.”
“Blake is a perfect example of a goaltender who continued his development at the major midget level,” added Verner. “I’m looking forward to working closely with Blake now that he’s in our system.”
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“I was honoured to be selected by such an historic franchise and to get a second shot,” said Curran, following the Under-18 Priority Selection. “It shows how much hard work pays off. Growing up watching the Petes as a kid and playing for the minor Petes my whole life, it will be special putting on an OHL Petes jersey.”
The 2017-18 season begins with Training Camp in late August, which will include three exhibition games as part of a six-team HarborCenter OHL Showcase to take place from September 1 to 3 in Buffalo. The Petes will host one home game on Thursday, September 14 at 7:05pm against the Oshawa Generals.
The Petes will play their home opener on Thursday, September 21 at 7:05 pm against the Erie Otters.
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