On Thursday, October 12, the Petes faced off against the Kingston Frontenacs for the first time in the regular season. Although the hometown boys started the first period slightly weak and unable to enter the offensive zone cleanly, their flat-footedness didn’t last long.
— Peterborough Petes (@PetesOHLhockey) October 12, 2017
The intensity for the men in maroon picked up following a face off by Gallant that was turned into a big shot from newly acquired defenseman Austin Osmanki. From here, the Petes generated some beautiful cycling of the puck down low. Nick Robertson came out of the gates flying, ready to send his brother Jason, of the Frontenacs, home with a loss.
Shots from Jonathan Ang and Gleb Babintsev kept Peccia on his toes, however, the Petes remained goalless throughout the period. Neumann of the Frontenacs generated a pass from Rasanen into a goal for Kingston on their seventh and final shot of the period at 15:29. This was the first time this season that the Petes allowed the opposing team to open scoring.
The second period started off much faster for the Petes. The home team was rewarded when Adam Timleck translated a shot from rookie Robertson into a goal via a tip in. Pavel Gogolev took the first penalty of the game for tripping at 4:14. Although Ang and Nick Isaacson almost clinched a short handed goal on a 2-on-1, they were unable to put the puck past Peccia. The Fronts’ Paquette sat in the sin bin at 12:21 for holding, with Laureigh following suit shortly after at 16:09, taking a four minute penalty for high sticking. Unfortunatelym, the Petes were unable to make use of the extra body on the ice, leaving the score tied going into the third.
The third period saw more physical play from both teams. Throughout the game the Petes continued to fire shots, leaving Peccia to make some serious saves, with a notable walk out by Ang at 13:31. The Frontenacs continued to put the pressure on the Petes, leaving Wells to make a big save following a short break away from Jason Robertson. A hard net drive by Nikita Korostelev and forechecking by Semyon Der-Arguchinstev forced Kingston’s Paquette to take a roughing penalty. Peterborough’s Robertson took advantage of the power play, scoring his first OHL career goal at 9:16 from a low shot in the slot.
— Peterborough Petes (@PetesOHLhockey) October 13, 2017
Although Kingston began to generate some traffic late in the third period, Robertson’s goal confirmed the 2-1 win for the Petes.
Third Star: Timleck (18)
Second Star: Peccia (5)
First Star: Robertson (16)
The Petes hit the road for the back half of a home-and-home with the Fronts Friday at 7:05pm, before returning home to the PMC to take on the Sudbury Wolves in a rare 4:05pm start. Game tickets are available starting at $8 through the Collins Barrow PMC Box Office, online or, by phone at (705) 743-3561.