The Petes had a rare Thursday night off this week as some of the top prospects for the Canadian National Junior Team gathered in Owen Sound to face Russia’s National Junior squad in game 3 of the 2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series.
— Peterborough Petes (@PetesOHLhockey) November 10, 2017
The OHL is back in full swing tonight, with 18 of 20 teams in action. After their new bus is officially unveiled this afternoon, your Petes will head to Kingston to take on the Frontenacs in their third of eight meetings this season.
The Petes took both games between the clubs on October 12 and 13, and by close margins – a 2-1 win in Peterborough and a 3-2 shootout victory in Kingston the following night.
The Fronts are led in scoring by Dallas Stars prospect, and brother of Petes rookie Nick Robertson, Jason Robertson. He has 12 goals, 8 assists, 20 points and a +4 rating in 17 games played; 1 of those goals came against the Petes in Kingston. Jason also leads the league in shots on goal (84). As a team, the Frontenacs have the most efficient penalty killing unit at 88.2%. Their power play is ranked ninth at 20.0%.
Florida Panthers prospect and Canadian National Junior Team hopeful Jonathan Ang has the hottest stick for the Petes with 10 goals, 16 assists, 26 points and a +1 rating through 19 games. Uniquely, he also leads the team in penalty minutes (43). Peterborough’s power play pals are ranked fourth in the league, converting on 26.7% of their man advantage opportunities; their penalty killing efficiency (78.7%) has slipped to thirteenth.
The men in maroon will return home to face the same Frontenacs on Sunday, November 12 at 2:05pm. A Russelle Toyota Skate with the Petes will follow. Game tickets for Sunday are available starting at $8 through the Collins Barrow PMC Box Office, online, or by at phone at (705) 743-3561.