The Petes had a rare Thursday night off this week as some of the top prospects for the Canadian National Junior Team, including Dylan Wells and Jonathan Ang, gathered in Owen Sound to face Russia’s National Junior squad in game 3 of the 2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series.
After their new bus was officially unveiled Friday afternoon, your Petes made their way to Kingston to take on the Frontenacs in their third of eight meetings this season. Things didn’t go accordingly to plan, though, as the maroon and white fell 7-1 to their division rivals.
Today, the Petes will look to get back in the win column after giving up two straight games, in which they were outscored 16-3. Today’s competitors, along with the Ottawa 67’s, are in a three-way tie for first place in the East Division, with 23 points each.
If history repeats itself, a favourable result for the Petes should be probable – the club is 2-0 in Sunday afternoon home games so for this season.
Should the Frontenacs find themselves in the penalty box often, the Petes will hope to convert with the league’s third-best home ice power play efficiency (31%). The team’s defensive corps will need to stand tall, as Kingston has scored 14 goals in their last 2 games.
Logan DeNoble, Zach Gallant, Adam Timleck and Nick Isaacson continue to be sidelined with injuries, while Cole Fraser will serve his second of a five-game suspension.
For the Fronts, Jason Robertson is riding the league’s longest current points streak – he has 6 goals, 4 assists and 10 points in his last 5 games. Goaltender Jeremy Helvig is on a streak of his own, having only 1 goal against in each of his last 4 starts.
Off the ice, fans will find a change in the team’s 50/50 program, as electronic processing of ticket sales will start for today’s game. Tickets are available for 3 for $5, 10 for $10, or 40 for $20 from stationary and mobile sellers throughout the rink.
Fans are also invited to support Campbellford native Elijah Crothers, who was injured in a workplace accident in mid-October. The winner of the second intermission chuck-a-puck will take home a Petes jersey, while all funds raised through the event will assist Crothers in his recovery.
Operation Christmas Child will be distributing shoeboxes in the north and east lobbies in support of their annual campaign. Additionally, fans can donate $20 to the Canadian Cancer Society in the north lobby to have the name of a loved one affected by cancer added to this season’s Pink in the Rink jerseys.
As with every Sunday game this season, the on-ice match up will be followed up with a Russelle Toyota post-game Skate with the Petes. All fans with a ticket are invited to join the Petes on the ice to collect autographs and mingle with the team.
Then: @mattmcnamara23 (blue coat) and his brother, Ryan, with alum Jordan Staal at a Skate with the Petes in 05-06.
Now: Mac with a young fan at our last @rustoyptbo Skate with the Petes!
— Peterborough Petes (@PetesOHLhockey) November 11, 2017
The Petes will be back in action on Thursday, November 16 for another divisional game, this time against the Oshawa Generals. Game tickets are available starting at $8 through the Collins Barrow PMC Box Office, online, or by at phone at (705) 743-3561.