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Sportsnet CHL Notebook: Surging Petes Perfectly Balanced

Jess Van Staalduinen & Kenneth Andersen

By Neate Sager/Sportsnet.ca

A statistical anomaly — having nearly every player score a point during a win that wasn’t a blowout — might sum up why the Peterborough Petes are a contender in the OHL’s Eastern Conference. In the course of a three-win week, Peterborough had 16 of its players get on the scoresheet during a 6-3 win against the Sudbury Wolves last Saturday. There were two assists on each goal. Yet over-age captain Logan DeNoble and 17-year-old winger Pavel Gogolev were the lone multi-point men.

Coaches talk about having four lines contribute, but it’s rarely realized to that extent. Peterborough (.750 point pct.) has also managed to start strongly without first-pairing defenceman Matt Timms (foot), who has only appeared in one game. Timms resumed skating last week.

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