Although only ten days have passed, it feels like ages since the Petes last suited up at the Memorial Centre in the early stages of the 2017-18 season. Before departing for a three game Western road swing, Petes fans last saw the Mighty Maroon and White double up the Sudbury Wolves in a Saturday afternoon shootout on October 14.
Last weekend’s three-pack started with a bang as Dylan Wells outshone fellow National Junior Team hopeful Michael DiPietro in a 5-1 win against the Windsor Spitfires. The impact of the Thursday road win was quickly muted, though, as last weekend also included losses in Flint and Saginaw on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. It was Peterborough’s first regulation loss to Flint in franchise history.
Peterborough’s depth continues to be a key to the team’s success, with players on all lines chipping in. Who will be the heroes this weekend?
— Peterborough Petes (@PetesOHLhockey) October 22, 2017
The electric city kids thrive when asked to prove naysayers wrong, and the upcoming weekend set could be a great example of that. After edging into the CHL Top-10 rankings two weekends ago, the Petes have fallen off the weekly list, and will look to Thursday’s home rematch against Saginaw to get back on the horse. On the ice, watch for Chris Paquette to start another weekend strong, as he scored a natural hat trick in Windsor last Thursday.
Paquette and the Petes will be without playmaking rookie Nick Robertson, who suffered an injury during practice and will be out for at least this weekend’s games. Captain Logan DeNoble will be on the ice, however, and he is leading the Eastern Conference in points with 15.
At Thursday’s game, the Petes will be celebrating minor hockey teams throughout the night. Minor Hockey Night is sponsored by Overtime Hockey, who will be giving away prizes including hockey sticks all night long.
Need to host your big group in style this weekend? Our Skybox is available for Sunday’s game vs Hamilton!
— Peterborough Petes (@PetesOHLhockey) October 23, 2017
Students from Roseneath Centennial Public School will be performing the Canadian and American national anthems, and the Petes and Spirit will recognize Gord Downie before the game on October 26.
Game tickets are available starting at $8 through the Collins Barrow PMC Box Office, online, or by at phone at (705) 743-3561. On Sunday, all fans can enjoy a post-game skate with the Petes for free after the 2:05pm tilt against Hamilton. Head to the Petes Facebook page for a chance to win four tickets.