The Petes return to the PMC ice on Thursday night after a disheartening loss to the Eastern Conference’s (now) top-ranked Hamilton Bulldogs. On a positive note, despite their recent defeat, the maroon and white are just one point out of top spot in the East.
Thursday, the Petes look to add two points to the win column as they face off against the rival Oshawa Generals. The clubs have met each other twice in the 2017-18 season, with each team winning in their home rink – Peterborough won 5-2 on September 28, while the Gens took October 27’s game 4-1.
Home ice has proven to be extremely advantageous to the Petes, who have won nine of eleven home games thus far; they’ve outscored their opponents 48-24 in those wins. The Memorial Centre has treated the Petes favourably against the Gens historically, as well – Peterborough has an 8-5-2-1 record versus the GTA team since the 2012-2013 season.
The Gens will arrive in Peterborough with purpose, having dropped their last five games. That being said, the teams share an identical 4-6-0-0 record in their last ten games.
Fourth year centre Jonathan Ang continues to lead the Petes in scoring and sits fifth in the league – he’s recorded 12 goals, 18 assists and 30 points in 22 games played, and has had 4-point performances in 3 of his last 6 games.
For Oshawa, sophomore forward Allan McShane leads the way with 8 goals, 16 assists and 24 points in 20 games played, including a hat-trick against the Ottawa 67’s on November 10.
Off the ice, the Petes are excited to introduce electronic 50/50 ticket sales. Tickets are available for 3 for $5, 10 for $10, or 40 for $20 from stationary and mobile sellers throughout the rink. Proceeds raised will be directed to the Petes Education Fund.
Before the game, CARSTAR Peterborough, the game’s sponsor, will announce that they will be providing Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peterborough with a soon-to-be refurbished vehicle to assist the agency in delivering and supporting their programs.
Fans are also invited to support the Osteoporosis Society of Peterborough through a second intermission chuck-a-puck. There are great prizes up for grabs for the top three puck tossers, including a winter emergency car kit, Petes merchandise, essential oils, outdoor gear, a gift card, and more. Pucks will be available in the north and east lobbies.
Operation Christmas Child will be distributing and collecting shoeboxes in the north and east lobbies in support of their annual campaign.
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