PRE-GAME WARM-UP: Petes vs. Wolves – Mar. 11 @ 2pm
The Petes wrap up the weekend with an afternoon match up against the Wolves in Sudbury at 2:00pm on Sunday afternoon.
The maroon and white will be looking for a season sweep over the Wolves, having taken the first three games 6-3 (October 14 in PBO), 4-0 (November 24 in SBY), and 5-4 in OT (December 7 in PBO). The five year record between the clubs is 15-3-0-1, including a 6-2-0-1 record at the Sudbury Community Arena.
Peterborough is 3-7-0-0 in their last 10 games, while Sudbury is 2-5-3-0.
Sudbury is led offensively by rookie Blake Murray. He’s collected 18 goals, 21 assists, and 39 points in 53 games this season, placing him sixth in OHL rookie scoring. The Uxbridge native was selected in the first round, seventh overall by the Wolves in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection.
Kirill Zizhnikov has been the most effective Wolf against Peterborough this season, registering 1 goal and 2 assists in 1 game. He also had an assist versus the Petes as a member of the Barrie Colts, before he was traded to Sudbury on December 7 for four picks.
Rearguard Cole Candella, in his fourth season, is having a career best season. The Vancouver Canucks prospect has 5 goals, 26 assists, and 31 points in 64 games.
The Petes could see one of any of Sudbury’s three goalies on Sunday afternoon. Jake McGrath has been the undisputed starting goalie for the Wolves this season, appearing in 43 of Sudbury’s 64 games, while Marshall Frappier has made 19 appearances. As of late, rookie netminder David Bowen has seen action in 3 games, with 1 win and 1 overtime loss.
After going 0/5 Saturday night in Barrie, Peterborough’s power play has dipped to 8th spot, converting on 21.6% of chances, while Sudbury’s man advantage crew is 18th at 16.1%. The penalty killing efficiency of the clubs is much closer, with the Petes in 17th at 76.3%, and the Wolves at 18th at 74.7%.
Fans can catch the game on YourTv Peterborough, listen live on Extra 90.5FM, stream online at ohllive.com, or following along on the Petes App.