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.”
“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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