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This edition covers the week that was in the CHL from Sunday October 17th – Sunday October 31st.
WHL (Western Hockey League)
Connor McClennon #94 (RW) – Winnipeg Ice (WHL)
- On Sunday (Oct. 17), the Winnipeg Ice hosted the Swift Current Broncos. It took 7 games, but at 10:48 of the opening period the Ice found themselves trailing for the first time this season as Mathew Ward capitalized on a 4-on-3 powerplay to give Swift Current the lead. In the second period, Winnipeg threw the everything but the kitchen sink at Broncos goaltender Isaac Poulter and were finally rewarded with the tying goal with 34 seconds left in the period as Mikey Milne notched his 5th goal to make it 1-1. 17 seconds into the third period, Connor McClennon scored his 6th goal of the season as he was left alone in front to hammer home the puck from inside the left circle on the powerplay. McClennon’s goal would end up being the game winner, as Skylar Bruce added an insurance marker with 3:23 to go in the game to keep Winnipeg’s 7 game undefeated streak alive and handing the Broncos a 3-1 loss. McClennon finished the game with 1 goal (GWG), an even rating, and 4 SOG. McClennon also picked up a double minor for roughing with only 51 seconds left in the game for 4 PIMs. After the game, Ice coach James Patrick (Nolan Patrick’s uncle) jokingly told reporters that he would have to talk to McClennon about engaging in fights and rough play as he is too valuable a goal scorer for the hockey club. McClennon was named the game’s First Star.
- Wednesday (Oct. 20) saw the Winnipeg Ice face the Moose Jaw Warriors on home ice at Wayne Fleming Arena. Winnipeg struck only 14 seconds into the game as Carson Lambos scored his 2nd of the season to put the Ice up 1-0. The lead would be short lived, as Moose Jaw capitalized on a powerplay opportunity only 4:06 later to tie the game 1-1. The second period saw the Warriors outshoot the Ice 11-7, but goals by Cole Muir (2nd) and Chase Bertholet (4th) had Winnipeg extend their lead to 3-1. Moose Jaw would get a goal back at 18:02 as Eric Alarie scored on the powerplay to make it a 3-2 game. Winnipeg would blow the doors open in the third period, scoring seven goals on 17 shots. Special teams played a huge role as Nolan Orzeck scored on a shorthanded breakaway to make it 4-2 for the Ice. Winnipeg got powerplay goals from Matthew Savoie (4th) and Mikey Milne (6th) to extend the lead to 6-2 and ensure an 8th consecutive win. The Ice did not let up as Zachary Benson scored at even strength (his 6th) followed by two more powerplay goals from James Form (2nd) and Cole Muir (3rd). It should be noted that Winnipeg gave powerplay time to players who don’t normally see powerplay time. Connor McClennon closed the scoring by notching his 7th goal by sniping a wrist shot from the slot with only 11 seconds remaining to give the Ice a dominant 10-2 win. McClennon finished the game with 1 goal, a +2 rating, and 3 SOG.
- Saturday (Oct. 23) had the Winnipeg Ice back in action as they travelled to Saskatchewan to face the Moose Jaw Warriors. The Warriors scored twice in the opening period to take a 2-0 lead, but were a bit unlucky as the lead would have been greater had it not been for some nice stops by Gage Alexander and some timely clearances from the front of the net. In the second period, 2023 projected top 10 pick Brayden Yager scored his 4th of the season as the trailer on a 3-on-1 whose wrist shot picked the top corner to make it 3-0. The Ice finally got on the board via the man advantage as Carson Lambos notched his 3rd of the season at 13:18 to make it 3-1 after forty minutes. At the 9:00 mark of the third period, Yager showcased his wrist shot again for his 5th goal of the season and re-establishing Moose Jaw’s three goal cushion. Cue the comeback. Winnipeg’s second goal was originally credited to Connor McClennon, but in fact it was Matthew Savoie who slid the puck home to make it 4-2. Savoie added another while on the powerplay from a bad angle (coming from a missed shot by McClennon) to make it a 4-3 game. The Ice would tie the game at 14:03 as Nolan Orzeck scored his 2nd of the season. With 45 seconds remaining in regulation, Moose Jaw’s goaltender Carl Tetachuk was on the ice and out of position. McClennon grabbed the puck in the slot, spun and fired his 8th goal of the season to complete the comeback to add a 9th consecutive win by a score of 5-4. The Winnipeg Ice remain undefeated. McClennon finished the game with 1 goal (GWG) and 1 assist for 2 points, a +2 rating, and 7 SOG.
- Tuesday evening (Oct. 26) had the Winnipeg Ice travel to Red Deer to put their unbeaten record on the line as they faced the Rebels. Both goalies played well in the opening period as Winnipeg outshot Red Deer 17-8 but neither side could find the back of the net. In the second period, the Ice scored first as Mikey Milne capitalized with his 7th goal of the season on the powerplay to get the Ice a 1-0 lead at 15:26. The Rebels had the Ice on their heels for stretches as they outshot Winnipeg 12-5 in the middle frame. Red Deer would tie the game 1-1 through a powerplay goal of their own at 17:55 with Connor McClennon in the penalty box for hooking. Early in the third period, Winnipeg would gain the advantage as Skyler Bruce tallied his 6th goal of the season only 1:48 in to make it 2-1. With the Rebels net empty, McClennon scored his 9th goal of the season to ensure that the Ice remained undefeated this season. McClennon finished the game with 1 goal, a +1 rating, 4 SOG, and 2 PIMs.
- On Wednesday night (Oct. 27) the Winnipeg Ice continued their road trip trough Alberta as they took on the Calgary Hitmen. Connor McClennon made his mark early in this one, taking a five minute major penalty for boarding and receiving a game misconduct only 1:21 into the game. Despite only managing 5 shots in the opening period, the Ice took the lead at 5:49 of the opening period as Mikey Milne scored his 8th goal of the season while Winnipeg was shorthanded to lead 1-0. Winnipeg would extend their lead in the second period with the man advantage as Owen Pederson tucked in a rebound for his 6th of the season. While the Ice did outshoot the Hitmen 17-7 in the period, they were unlucky to not get another goal past Calgary goaltender Brayden Peters but were also fortunate as they gave up a few high quality chances as well. The Hitmen would get on the board only 20 seconds after Pederson’s goal to make it 2-1. Calgary would tie the game 2-2 in the third period as Sean Tschigerl scored his 5th of the season at 5:56. Daniel Hauser in the Winnipeg goal deserves huge credit as he made a flurry of big stops to keep the game tied heading into the latter stages of the game. Late in the third period, it looked as if Winnipeg may be looking at overtime to try to extend their winning streak but Conor Geekie scored his 5th of the season with under four minutes remaining to give Winnipeg a 3-2 lead that they would not relinquish. McClennon finished the game with no points and 15 PIMs.
- Friday night (Oct. 29) saw the Winnipeg Ice travel to Edmonton where they would look to tie the WHL record for 12 consecutive wins to start a season with a win over the Oil Kings. Connor McClennon scored the opening goal of the game with the man advantage as he unleashed a one-timer from the left circle beating 2021 NHL Draftee Sebastian Cossa high on the blocker side for his 10th of the season at 6:19. Winnipeg would go into the intermission with a 1-0 lead, but with the Oil Kings having a slight 9-7 shots advantage. In the second period, neither team could score despite a combined five powerplays (three for Edmonton and 2 for Winnipeg). Fellow 2021 NHL Draftee Dylan Guenther wristed his 4th goal of the season to tie the game 1-1 at 3:28 of the third period. Guenther would also pick up an assist later in the period as Edmonton took the 2-1 lead on Carson Latimer’s 5th of the season at 11:42. The Oil Kings denied the Ice’s attempt at tying the consecutive wins record as Edmonton sealed a 3-1 win and handed Winnipeg their first loss of the season with an empty-netter. Sebastian Cossa was excellent in the Oil King’s goal and stopped 26 of 27 shots. McClennon finished the game with 1 goal, a -2 rating, and 4 SOG.
- The Winnipeg Ice were back in action on Saturday night (Oct. 30) as they continued their road trip through Alberta by playing the Lethbridge Hurricanes. While the shots on goal were close in this game (29-27 in favor of Lethbridge), the score was not as the Ice rebounded quickly following the end of their winning streak the night before. In the opening period, Winnipeg scored three times as Chase Bertholet (5th) and Conor Geekie (5th) scored even strength goals. Skyler Bruce scored his 7th of the season on the powerplay to give Winnipeg a commanding 3-0 lead after twenty minutes. Winnipeg was outshot 12-5 in the second period but was able to add to their lead. Mikey Milne scored his 9th of the season at 4:25 to make it 4-0, and Jakin Smallwood scored his 4th goal only 44 seconds later to make it 5-0. In the third period, Connor McClennon thought he had his 11th goal of the season to make it 6-0, but the goal was credited to Owen Pederson as it looked like McClennon’s shot took a deflection off Pederson’s skate. Cole Muir would tally his 4th of the season to make it 7-0 for the Ice as they would handily defeat the Hurricanes on this night. McClennon finished the game with 1 assist, an even rating, and 1 SOG.
Ethan Samson #4 (D) – Prince George Cougars (WHL)
- On Sunday (Oct. 17), the Prince George Cougars welcomed the Victoria Royals to town. Ethan Samson was noteworthy in the early going as he blocked a shot from the point as his goaltender Tyler Brennan was moving from post to post and he wristed a shot off the post after skating the puck into the offensive zone. The Cougars would get the opening goal as Blake Eastman got his 1st of the season to give Prince George a 1-0 lead at 14:57. The Royals got back on track in the second period with a powerplay goal only 38 seconds in to tie the game 1-1. Victoria would take the 2-1 lead as Tanner Scott scored his 2nd of the season at 5:42. Prince George would tie the game off a strange goal that was scored by Mitch Kohner from behind the goal line as he banked it in off the goaltender’s skate to make it 2-2. Craig Armstrong would score his 2nd and 3rd goals of the season for the Cougars (the latter in an empty net) as Prince George defeated the Victoria Royals 4-2. Samson finished the game with no points, a +1 rating, and 1 SOG.
- Friday evening (Oct. 22) had the Prince George Cougars back in action as they travelled to Victoria, BC to take on the Victoria Royals. Prince George would end up outshooting the Royals in all three periods of the game; but despite 20 shots combined from both teams, the opening period remained scoreless. In the second period, the Royals took a 1-0 lead only 1:12 in as Keanu Derungs scored while shorthanded to give Victoria a 1-0 lead. Prince George would take over the period, scoring five goals in the frame beginning with Ryker Singer’s 1st goal of the season on a breakaway. Jonny Hooker made it 2-1 at 12:30 by finishing a tic-tac-toe play and guiding the put into the far post from right in front. After taking the lead, the Cougars maintained their pressure as Koehn Ziemmer made it 3-1 after some good forechecking pressure at 14:05. 52 seconds later, the Cougars made in 4-1 with Craig Armstrong’s 4th of the season, followed by Caden Brown 53 seconds later to make it 5-1. Neither team would score in the final period as Prince George came away with a convincing road victory by defeating Victoria by a score of 5-1. Ethan Samson finished the game with no points, a +2 rating, and 3 SOG. He also picked up 2 PIMs for a tripping penalty at 15:26 of the first period.
- Saturday evening (Oct. 23) had the Cougars face the Royals in Victoria for the second time in back to back nights. Liekit Reichle got his 1st of the season to get Prince George the 1-0 lead at 5:48 of the opening period. Victoria would tie the game 1-1 on the powerplay as a point shot looked to be deflected in front. In the second period, Blake Eastman notched his 2nd of the season for the Cougars despite the Royals having an 11-7 shots advantage. Great fore-checking by Singer caused the puck to squirt out in front where Eastman made no mistake. In the third period, Prince George extended their lead to 3-1 as Koehn Ziemmer’s 2nd of the season at 14:17 made it a two goal cushion. Ethan Samson almost scored his 1st goal of the season as he chipped the puck out the defensive zone and towards the empty net. He had to settle for picking up an assist as Connor Bowie won a footrace to the loose puck for an empty netter at 18:37 to seal the deal for the Cougars who won their 4th straight game by defeating the Royals 4-1. Samson finished the game with 1 assist, a +3 rating, and 5 SOG. Samson was named the Third Star of the game for his efforts.
- On Wednesday night (Oct. 27) the Prince George Cougars were back in action as they hosted the Victoria Royals. The Cougars jumped out to a 1-0 courtesy of Carter MacAdams 2nd goal of the season at 14:09. Prince George would add to their lead to 2-0 as Blake Eastman was eventually given credit for his 3rd goal of the season after the goal horn originally sounded although the puck careened off the post and did not go in until Eastman shovelled it across the goal line. In the third period, Ethan Samson had a shot from the point tipped in front by Blake Eastman for his second goal of the night as the Cougars capitalized on the powerplay to make it 3-0 at 5:59. Carter MacAdams also scored his second of the night at 7:13 as the Cougars wound up winning this game by a final score of 4-0 and their fifth straight win. Cougars netminder Tyler Brennan stopped all 31 shots that he faced for the shutout. Samson finished the game with 1 assist, an even rating, 6 SOG, and 2 PIMs thanks to a cross-checking call late in the game.
- Saturday night (Oct. 30) had the Price George Cougars put their five game winning streak on the line as they travelled to face the highly ranked Kamloops Blazers. The Cougars had some chances to take the lead in the first period, but they found themselves down 1-0 as Connor Levis scored his 2nd of the season at 6:04. Prince George tied the game at 18:12 as Riley Heidt notched his 3rd of the season to make it 1-1. Prince George could not carry over any momentum into the second period as the Blazers dominated play with a 23-8 shots advantage. Kamloops would score twice in the period as Matthew Seminoff scored on the powerplay and Ethan Brandwood scored at even strength to make it a 3-1 game. Kamloops put the game out of reach early in the third period with Reese Belton scoring to make it 4-1. The game would end with that scoreline as the Blazers snapped the Cougars five game winning streak. Ethan Samson finished the game with no points, a -2 rating, and 4 SOG.
QMJHL (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)
Elliot Desnoyers #91 (C) – Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
- Sunday (Oct. 17) saw the Halifax Mooseheads travel to New Brunswick as they took on the Moncton Wildcats. Halifax opened the scoring while on the powerplay as Elliot Desnoyers picked up a secondary assist on Cameron Whynot’s 1st goal of the season to make it 1-0. In the second period, Desnoyers was a bit unlucky to not get credited with another secondary assist as he made a nice play to allow the puck to exit the zone by him on the left boards, where the Mooseheads were able to transition the play into the Wildcats zone with Zachary L’Heureux was able to finish off a give and go for his 2nd goal of the season. Mathieu Cataford extended Halifax’s lead to 3-0 at 11:20 by potting home a rebound from David Lafrance’s point shot. In the third period, Jordan Dumais would score his 4th goal of the season at 3:53 to give the Mooseheads a commanding 4-0 lead. The game would end by the same scoreline as Moosehead goaltender Mathis Rousseau stopped all 29 shots he faced for the shutout. Desnoyers finished the game with 1 assist, a +1 rating, 2 SOG, and 2 PIMs on a slashing penalty in the opening period. Desnoyers was 7 for 18 on faceoffs in the contest.
- Saturday night (Oct. 23) the Halifax Mooseheads hosted the Val-d’Or Foreurs. Halifax opened the scoring at 13:37 of the opening period with the man advantage as Mathieu Cataford scored his 3rd goal of the season to make it 1-0. In the second period the Mooseheads enjoyed a 13-8 shots advantage, but it was the Foreurs who did all the scoring with even strength goals at 6:59 and 17:26 to put Halifax down 2-1. In the third period, Val-d’Or would score three more consecutive goals in three different situations (powerplay, shorthanded, and even strength) to extend their lead to 5-1. Elliot Desnoyers would score a shorthanded goal for Halifax on a 2-on-1 break at 14:49, but that was as close as the Mooseheads came as they fell by a score of 5-2. Desnoyers finished the game with 1 goal, a -1 rating, 4 SOG, and won 12 of 19 faceoffs. Desnoyers was named the game’s Third Star.
- On Sunday night (Oct. 24) the Halifax Mooseheads welcomed the Cape Breton Eagles to the Scotiabank Centre. Halifax would get going with two goals on the powerplay: Markus Vidicek scored his 3rd goal at 5:07, and Elliot Desnoyers scored his 4th by potting in a rebound after escaping coverage in the slot. Cape Breton would cut into the 2-0 lead in the second period with a powerplay goal of their own to make it 2-1, but the top line for the Mooseheads reestablished the two goal lead as Jordan Dumais scored his 5th of the year with Desnoyers drawing a fortunate secondary assist as the puck was actually given away to Zachary L’Heureux on the play. Desnoyers would score his second of the game to make it 4-1, as he hammered home a shot from all alone in the right slot for his 5th of the season. The Eagles would score with 8 seconds left in the period, and only 3:42 into the third period to make it a 4-3 game. Desnoyers would not be denied as he scored his hat-trick and 6th of the season with the Eagles in the penalty box at 8:10 as he took multiple whacks at a loose puck in front before finally shoving it in. Desnoyers would cap off a tremendous evening by adding an assist on an empty net goal by L’Heureux as the Mooseheads defeated the Eagles by a score of 6-3. Desnoyers was tremendous in this game and finished with 3 goals (GWG) and 2 assists for 5 points, a +3 rating, 7 SOG, 2 PIMs for hooking, and was 14/26 on draws. Desnoyers was unsurprisingly named the game’s First Star.
- The Halifax Mooseheads returned to action on Thursday (Oct. 28) as hosted the Moncton Wildcats. After a scoreless opening period that saw Moncton hold a 14-8 shot advantage, it was the Mooseheads that opened the scoring at 4:41 of the second period as Markus Vidicek banked a puck in off the goaltender from behind the goal line to give Halifax a 1-0 lead. Less than a minute later, the Wildcats would tie the game 1-1 at 5:33. Mooseheads goaltender Mathis Rousseau stood tall with a big save on a Moncton breakaway chance and stopping a Moncton penalty shot to keep the score tied. Those saves would end up being huge as Elliot Desnoyers converted his 7th of the season by picking the top right corner glove side after skating in on the left side to make it 2-1. Moncton tied the game 2-2 at 11:56 of the third period as Maxim Barbashev capitalized on a 3-on-2 break. 2:16 later, Desnoyers got the puck out of a scrum in the corner, passed the puck to Dumais in front whose shot was stopped, but was able to slide home the winning goal as the Mooseheads won the game by a score of 3-2. Desnoyers finished this game with 1 goal and 1 assist for 2 points, an even rating, 6 SOG, and winning only 8 of 19 faceoffs.
- The Mooseheads continued their homestand as they faced the Gatineau Olympiques on Friday (Oct. 29). Halifax opened the scoring at 16:37 of the opening period as Attilio Biasca scored his 1st goal of the season to give the Mooseheads a 1-0 lead. Gatineau responded in the second period as they outshot Halifax by an 11-9 margin and were able to capitalize with even strength goals early on after 30 seconds and 2:47 respectively to go up 2-1. In the third period, the big line of Elliot Desnoyers, Zachary L’Heureux, and Jordan Dumais created a few opportunities to tie the game. They were rewarded with the tying goal on a four minute powerplay as Desnoyers deked through the offensive zone and deftly passed the puck to Dumais who set up L’Heureux in front for his 4th of the season. Unfortunately, Gatineau would score the winning goal on a shorthanded breakaway as the Mooseheads defense were harassed and coughed up the puck to Samuel Savoie who won the game for Gatineau 3-2 on his 2nd goal of the season. Desnoyers finished the game with 1 assist, an even rating, and 2 SOG. He struggled at the faceoff dot tonight winning only 5 of 19 draws.
- On Halloween (Oct. 31) the Halifax Mooseheads travelled to Saint John to face the Seadogs. In the opening period, Saint John would take the lead as Riley Bezeau scored his 2nd of the season through a few players that eluded Halifax goaltender Brady James to make it 1-0. In the second period, the Seadogs extended their lead to 3-0 with two goals scored 61 seconds apart (1:12 and 2:13) with the first coming on the powerplay and the second coming at even strength off a failed zone clearance. Halifax would get a goal back at 3:04 to make it 3-1 as Elliot Desnoyers assisted on defenseman Cameron Whynot’s 2nd goal of the season. Desnoyers was not finished as he slammed home a puck from the right side of the crease to make it a 3-2 game with his 8th goal of the season at 7:36. Unfortunately, the Mooseheads would not be able to complete the comeback as Ryan Francis scored his 1st of the season at 6:23 of the third period to make it 4-2 and regain the two-goal lead for the Seadogs. Markus Vidicek would score on the powerplay to make it a 4-3 game with exactly one minute remaining in regulation, but the Mooseheads would not be able to find the tying goal and fell to the Seadogs by a score of 4-3. Desnoyers finished the game with 1 goal and 1 assist for 2 points, a +1 rating, 3 SOG, and 2 PIMs (Roughing). He was 13 of 26 on faceoffs.
OHL (Ontario Hockey League)
Jon-Randall Avon #10 (C) – Peterborough Petes (OHL)
Brian Zanetti #9 (D) – Peterborough Petes (OHL)
- Sunday (Oct. 17) saw the Peterborough Petes travel to Oshawa to face the Generals. After a scoreless opening period, Ty Tullio opened the scoring for the Generals as Brian Zanetti took the player behind the net with J.R. Avon not picking up the goal scorer in time as Oshawa took a 1-0 lead. Oshawa would score twice more to open up a 3-0 lead as Matthew Buckley scored his 1st of the season and Calum Ritchie notched his 5th. The Petes would get a goal back before the end of the period as Nick Lardis scored his 2nd at 13:20 to make it a 3-1 game. In the third period, the Petes would get to within one as Justin DeZoete scored his 1st at 5:59 to make it 3-2. But the Generals would capitalize twice on powerplay opportunities to open up a 5-2 lead following three straight penalties by the Petes in just under a two minute span. That sunk the Petes hopes in this one, although Emmett Sproule would get his 4th of the season to make it 5-3. Oshawa would score an empty netter, as the Petes took the loss by a score of 6-3. Zanetti finished the game with no points, an even rating, and 2 SOG. Avon was also held pointless, had a -3 rating, and 4 SOG. Avon also won half his faceoffs finishing 16 for 32 on the night.
- Thursday evening (Oct. 21) had the Peterborough Petes back in action as they looked for some revenge on home ice in a return tilt with the Oshawa Generals. The Petes took advantage off a fortuitous bounce that the Generals defense should have handled better as Joe Carroll scored his 1st of the season to give the Petes a 1-0 lead only 1:32 in. The Generals would tie the game 1-1 as Captain Ty Tullio created a turnover at his own blueline and scored on a breakaway for his 2nd of the year. In the second period, J.R. Avon pounced on a rebound just after the Petes powerplay had expired as he fired home his 3rd goal of the season to make it 2-1. The Petes would strike again as Joe Carroll finished a nice passing play to make it 3-1 at the 9:54 mark. Oshawa would get a goal back to make it 3-2 as Ryan Gagnier scored his 2nd of the season at 17:12. In the third period, both sides would register 6 shots on goal apiece but only one side would figure in on the scoring. Peterborough extended their lead to 4-2 courtesy of Justin DeZoete’s powerplay goal at 11:08 and Tucker Robertson scored his 3rd of the season into an empty net to give the Petes a 5-2 win. Avon finished the game with 1 goal, an even rating, 4 SOG, and was 5 for 11 at the faceoff dot. Brian Zanetti finished the game with no points, an even rating, and no SOG.
- Peterborough was back in action on Friday night (Oct. 22) as the Petes travelled to Kingston to take on the Frontenacs. Kingston would open the scoring and take a 1-0 lead at 9:05 as the Petes carelessly gave the puck away while attempting to exit the zone. Through no fault of his own, Brian Zanetti left his man anticipating a breakout which allowed Lucas Edmonds to score his 4th of the season. Peterborough would get a goal back off a seemingly harmless shot from the point that Samuel Mayer deflected in for his 3rd goal to tie the game 1-1. The rest of the game was firmly in control of the Frontenacs, as they outshot the Petes 26-13 for the remainder of the game. Edmonds and Thibodeau scored even strength goals in the second period to make it a 3-1 Kingston advantage. After Jordan Frasca extended the lead to 4-1, Kingston’s powerplay struck twice to make it 6-1 and convincingly hand the Petes the loss. Zanetti finished the game with no points, a -2 rating, and 2 SOG. J.R. Avon was held pointless as well, had an even rating, 1 SOG, and was 7 of 14 on faceoffs.
- The Peterborough Petes were back in action on Thursday night (Oct. 28) as they hosted the Hamilton Bulldogs on Scooby Doo Night. J.R. Avon opened the scoring at 11:43 of the opening period as he scored a shorthanded goal (4th) that should have been stopped by Bulldogs goaltender Marco Costantini to make it 1-0 for Peterborough. Tucker Robertson added to the Petes lead to make it 2-0 at 14:37 with Hamilton shorthanded, but the Bulldogs capitalized on a rare shorthanded penalty shot as Jonathan Melee made it 2-1. Hamilton would tie the game off the rush as Brian Zanetti was left alone to cover a streaking Jan Mysak who scored his 4th of the season to tie it 2-2. Nick Lardis would get the Petes the 3-2 lead with his 3rd goal of the season at 16:39. In the third period, Hamilton put on the pressure to tie the game with a lopsided 18-5 shots on goal advantage, but it was the Petes Joe Carroll who scored his 3rd of the season to give Peterborough a 4-2 lead. Hamilton would end up scoring in the frame at 18:39 after pulling their goalie to make it 4-3, but it would not be enough as Peterborough held on for the win. Avon finished the game with 1 goal, an even rating, 1 SOG, and was 3 of 8 on faceoffs. Zanetti ended the game pointless, with a -1 rating, and 3 SOG.
- Saturday night (Oct. 30) had Peterborough back in action as the Petes visited the Niagara Ice Dogs. Niagara would outshoot Peterborough 12-8 in the opening frame, but it was the Petes that would exit the period with a 2-1 lead. Goals by Zack Lewis and Emmett Sproule 23 seconds apart gave the Petes a 2-0 lead. The Ice Dogs would get a goal back on the powerplay as Brice Cooke scored his 3rd of the season to make it 2-1. In the second period, Tucker Robertson scored his 5th of the season at even strength on a breakaway after the Petes were hemmed in their zone to make it 3-1 at 13:33. Robertson would score again, this time on the powerplay at 16:50 as J.R. Avon hit the post with Robertson firing in the rebound to make it 4-1. In the third period, Keegan McMullen scored his 2nd of the season to give the Petes a 5-1 stranglehold in the game, but to their credit the Ice Dogs did not roll over. Niagara would score three goals to make it 5-4, but the Petes hung on for the 5-4 win. Brian Zanetti finished the game with no points, an even rating, and 1 SOG. Avon registered 1 assist, had an even rating, 4 SOG, and was only 6 for 16 at the faceoff dot.
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