The eleventh annual Pink in the Rink game took place at the Peterborough Memorial Centre on Saturday night. The Peterborough Petes, in association with the Canadian Cancer Society, are pleased to announce that the campaign raised $88,194.72, bringing the eleven-year total to nearly $790,000 with more donations expected in the coming days. The Petes ended a five-game skid with a 4-1 victory over the rival Oshawa Generals in front of 3,816 fans.
Petes players wore special Pink in the Rink fundraising sweaters, which were sold in a post-game live jersey auction. Other fundraising initiatives at the game included a chuck-a-ball, silent auction, and bucket pass, along with t-shirt sales and online fundraiser.
Highlights of Saturday’s fundraiser included Nick Robertson’s game-worn jersey selling for $1,600, and an autographed John Tavares Toronto Maple Leafs jersey raising $600 in the silent auction.
Petes alumni Mike Martone (1994-98) and Ian Armstrong (1982-85) were the honourary co-chairs.
On the ice, Robertson (37, 38) scored twice, extending his goal scoring streak to 11 games. Max Grondin (11) and Mason McTavish (27) registered single tallies. Semyon Der-Arguchintsev had two helpers, while Robertson, Grondin, Hudson Wilson, and Akil Thomas recorded single assists. Thomas’ assist lengthened his assist streak to 11 games.
Peterborough outshot the Generals 29-22. Peterborough went 2/7 on the power play and 5/5 on the penalty kill.
The Petes return to action when they visit the Kingston Frontenacs on Wednesday, February 5 at 7:00pm. They’ll host the North Bay Battalion on Thursday, February 6 at 7:05pm and the Ottawa 67’s on Saturday, February 8 at 7:05pm.
Tickets for all regular season home games are available through the PMC Grant Thornton Box Office in person and over the phone at (705) 743-3561 Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 5:00pm, and 24 hours a day online.