FAST FACTS: Petes @ Battalion – Oct. 7, 2021

PBO: 0-0-0-0
NB: 0-0-0-0

Last Game vs NB: (Feb. 6, 2020): PBO 8 vs NB 3
This season vs NB: 0-0-0-0
2019-20 Regular Season vs NB: 4-0-0-0
Last Five Years vs NB: 13-2-0-1
Last Five Years vs NB on the road: 7-0-0-1

PBO: 8-5 L  at SAR (October 1 – preseason)
SBY: 5-2 L vs OS (October 2 – preseason)

PBO: Kaspars Ziemins – 5GP – 4G – 0A – 4 Pts (preseason)
SBY: Kyle Jackson  3GP – 3G – 1A – 4 Pts (preseason)

PBO: PP 8.7% (19th), PK 76.7% (13th) – preseason
NB: PP 15.4% (14th), PK 80.0% (9th) – preseason

The Petes and the Battalion are playing their first regular-season game for the first time since March 8, 2020 (578 days).

Peterborough has 13 players gearing up to make their OHL debuts, while North Bay has 10 players.

Petes will face Ty Nelson, the first overall pick in the 2020 OHL Priority Selection and Matvey Petrov, the first overall pick in the 2020 CHL Import Draft for the first time.

Emmett Sproule, who was acquired by the Petes on Tuesday, is expected to make his maroon and white debut.

Shark Battle: San Jose Sharks prospects Artem Guryev (PBO) and Brandon Coe (NB) will face each other for the first time since being selected in the 2020 and 2021 NHL Entry Draft, respectfully.

Friendships set aside: North Bay’s Nelson skated with Donovan McCoy and Sam Alfano at Hockey Canada’s Summer Showcase in Alberta this past summer.

Five Petes tied for first on the team with four points during the 2021 preseason: Ziemins, Tucker Robertson (4GP, 3G, 1A), Justin DeZoete (6GP, 3G, 1A), Nick Lardis (6GP, 2G, 2A), and defenceman Samuel Mayer (6GP, 1G, 3A).

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