PBO: 2-0-0-1 / 2nd East Division / 4th Eastern Conference
NIAG: 0-2-0-1 / 4th Central Division / 9th Eastern Conference
2017-18 Regular Season vs NIAG: 1-3-0-0
Last Five Years vs NIAG: 8-8-0-0
PBO: 7-6 SOL @ KIT
NIAG: 5-2 L @ BAR
PBO: Butler – 3GP – 4G – 2A – 6P
NIAG: De Simone – 3GP – 3G – 3A – 6P
For the second time in recent memory, the Peterborough Petes have acquired a Paquette from the Niagara IceDogs. Defenceman Jacob Paquette, of no relation to former Pete and IceDog Chris, is expected to make his first appearance in Maroon and White against his former club tonight.
Cameron Butler (4G and 2A) and Jonah De Simone (3G and 3A), both heading into their second OHL seasons, are tied for third in league pre-season scoring with 6 points a piece. Butler is also tied for third in pre-season goals scored.
The IceDogs are looking for their first exhibition win, having suffered 5-2 and 3-2 losses to Barrie and a 6-4 loss to Windsor in the front half of the 2019 pre-season.
The Petes will be without Declan Chisholm (WPG), Semyon Der-Arguchintsev (TML), Zach Gallant (SJ), Hunter Jones (MIN), Liam Kirk (ARI), Ryan Merkley (SJ), and Nick Robertson (TML), who all remain with the respective NHL clubs for training camp activities. Niagara will be without Akil Thomas (LA) and Philip Tomasino (NSH).