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This 3rd edition covers the week that was in the CHL from Monday November 1st – Sunday November 14th.
WHL (Western Hockey League)
Connor McClennon #94 (RW) – Winnipeg Ice (WHL)
- On Thursday (Nov. 4), the Winnipeg Ice hosted the Red Deer Rebels at the Wayne Fleming Arena. Connor McClennon opened the scoring at 13:02 to give Winnipeg the 1-0 lead. McClennon grabbed the rebound off of Matthew Savoie’s shot in the slot, spun around and fired the puck home for his 11th goal of the season. In the second period, Red Deer would tie the game at 3:35 with Blake Stevenson’s 6th of the year to make it 1-1. The Ice would regain the advantage on the powerplay as Mikey Milne deflected the Carson Lambos point shot for his 10th goal of the season at 17:02. Winnipeg would add some insurance to put this game out of the Rebels reach as Lambos scored his 4th of the season to make it 3-1. Chase Bertholet would score his 6th at 13:41 to ensure that Winnipeg got the win over Red Deer by a score of 4-1. Goaltender Daniel Hauser for the Ice was excellent in this one stopping 31 of 32 shots. McClennon finished the game with 1 goal, a +1 rating, and 2 SOG.
- Sunday (Nov. 7) saw the Winnipeg Ice welcome the Red Deer Rebels to the arena lovingly known as ‘The Cave’. The Ice would start the ball rolling in this one as Connor McClennon would enter the Rebels zone on a two-on-one and zip a pass onto the tape of Zachary Benson who scored his 7th goal of the season at 9:15. With the announcer naming the players on the 1-0 goal, Winnipeg struck 15 seconds later to make it a 2-0 lead as Conor Geekie stole the puck in the corner and fed Mikey Milne for his 11th goal of the season. Red Deer would get a goal back on the powerplay to make it 2-1, but the Ice would get a powerplay marker of their own as Jakin Smallwood notched his 5th at 16:24 to make it 3-1. Winnipeg would close out a dominant opening period with Benson’s second goal of the game (8th overall) off a great feed by Matthew Savoie with McClennon lurking in front for a rebound to make it 4-1. In the second period, Mikey Milne (his second of the game) and Benjamin Zloty would add to Winnipeg’s lead to make it 6-1. Despite the huge deficit, the Rebels tried to claw their way back into the game as Arshdeep Bains scored his 7th of the season with the man advantage to make it 6-2. In the third period, Red Deer would score at even strength at 2:10 and tally their third powerplay goal of the game to make it 6-4. Carson Lambos would score an empty netter from behind his own net at 18:00 to put Winnipeg up 7-4, but a late goal by the Rebels made the final score 7-5 in favor of the Ice. McClennon finished the game with 1 goal, a +1 rating, 2 SOG, and 10 PIMs thanks to a misconduct penalty at the end of the second period.
- Wednesday night (Nov. 10) had the Winnipeg Ice back in action as they welcomed the Lethbridge Hurricanes to the Wayne Fleming Arena. Winnipeg would get the only goal of the first period as Zachary Benson scored his 9th of the season at 8:15 with Connor McClennon hanging around the front of the net to pounce on a rebound. In the second period, Jakin Smallwood would extend the Ice’s lead to 2-0 only 15 seconds into the frame. Winnipeg would get to work on the powerplay as McClennon would score his 12th of the season with the man advantage off a one-timer from the left circle to make it 3-0 at 4:26. McClennon was not done in the period as he registered an assist on Matthew Savoie’s powerplay goal (his 7th) at 10:57 to give Winnipeg a 4-0 lead. 1:21 into the third period, Lethbridge would get a breakaway goal from Yegor Klavdiev to make it a 4-1 game, but McClennon would add an empty net goal at 19:10 to give Winnipeg a 5-1 win. Both Gage Alexander for the Ice and Bryan Thomson in the Hurricanes goal made some nice, timely saves in this game. McClennon finished the game with 2 goals and 1 assist for 3 points, a +1 rating, and 6 SOG. McClennon was named the game’s Second Star.
- On Saturday night (Nov. 13) the Winnipeg Ice continued their homestand as they faced the visiting Saskatoon Blades. The opening period was a scoreless affair as the Blades Tristen Robins came closest to opening the scoring as he rang a shot off the crossbar behind Ice goaltender Gage Alexander. Connor McClennon almost found the back of the net as he repeatedly jabbed away at a loose puck but the post was covered well to deny the home team. In the second period, Winnipeg would not have to wait long to get on the board as McClennon set up Matthew Savoie for a powerplay goal only 15 seconds in to put the Ice up 1-0. Robins would tie the game 1-1 with a powerplay goal at 15:57 with a shot from the left circle. The third period saw the Blades outshoot the Ice by a 12-5 margin, but it was Winnipeg that would be clinical in capitalizing on their opportunities. Cole Muir scored his 5th of the season on the powerplay at 6:02 to give Winnipeg the 2-1 lead. McClennon would add another powerplay goal at 8:41 for his 14th goal of the season after being left wide open for a quick one-timer tap in about 5 feet outside of the crease. Winnipeg would put the game away with an empty net goal by Mikey Milne (his 13th) at 16:36 to solidify a 4-1 win for the Ice. McClennon finished the game with 1 goal and 1 assist for 2 points, an even rating, and 3 SOG. McClennon was named the game’s Third Star.
- Sunday (Nov. 14) saw the Winnipeg Ice host the Saskatoon Blades for the second tilt of a back-to-back. No powerplay goals were needed in this one, as the Ice got on the board at 13:14 of the opening period courtesy of Jakin Smallwood’s 7th of the season. The second period was dominant in both the shots on goal as well as the goals department for Winnipeg. By the second intermission, the shots on goal were 29-11 in favor of the Ice and they would end up scoring four goals in the frame. Conor Geekie got the ball rolling at 5:27 with his 6th of the season to make it 2-0. Only 48 seconds later, defenseman Maximillian Streule saw his shot from the point elude Blades goaltender Ethan Chadwick for his 2nd of the season. Zachary Benson’s 10th of the season came from an impressive cross-ice pass by Connor McClennon from the right boards to the aforementioned Benson who made it 4-0. The 5-0 goal came on Smallwood’s second goal of the game off a great stickhandle and pass by Geekie to put the game out of reach. The Ice would add another in the third period as Geekie put up his 4th point of the game on Mikey Milne’s deflection for his 14th of the season as the Winnipeg Ice crushed the Saskatoon Blades 6-0. McClennon finished the game with 1 assist, a +1 rating, and 2 SOG.
Ethan Samson #4 (D) – Prince George Cougars (WHL)
- On Friday (Nov. 5), the Prince George Cougars visited Langley, BC as they took on the Vancouver Giants. In the opening period, Prince George would open the scoring as Carter MacAdams fed a nice pass across to Riley Heidt on a 2-on-1 break which he one-timed for his 4th goal of the season to make it 1-0 for the Cougars. In the second period, the Giants would tie the game 1-1 at 3:50 through Mazden Leslie’s 2nd of the season. Vancouver would take the lead as their Captain Justin Sourdif exited the penalty box and roofed a shot that knocked the water bottle off the net with his 5th goal to make it 2-1. Both goaltenders made some big stops in the third period to keep the game close, but Vancouver would score an empty-netter at 17:53 to hand Prince George a 3-1 defeat. Ethan Samson was on the ice for all three Vancouver goals. He finished the night with no points, a -3 rating, and 3 SOG.
- Saturday evening (Nov. 6) had the Prince George Cougars back in action as they visited the Kelowna Rockets. Despite a huge 15-3 shots advantage, the Cougars could not take the lead in the opening period as both sides remained scoreless through twenty minutes. The Rockets did have more opportunities than the shot totals suggested, but they missed the net on numerous chances in the period. In the second period, Prince George would finally get on the board albeit against the run of play as Kelowna dominated the shots in the early going. Koehn Ziemmer scored his 3rd goal of the season after skating the puck out of the corner and beating Rockets goaltender Cole Tisdale to give Prince George a 1-0 lead at 8:08. The Rockets wasted no time responding, as they nabbed the tying goal only 13 seconds later through Gabriel Szturc to make it 1-1. 2:09 later, Kelowna would take a 2-1 lead as Jake Lee scored his 3rd goal of the season. It was that kind of night for the Cougars as they had a man open in front looking for the tying goal and the puck was rung off the crossbar with a wide open net. In the third period, Kelowna would put the game away with Tyson Feist’s 3rd goal at 5:35 and a powerplay goal by Jake Lee made it a 4-1 loss for the Cougars. Ethan Samson finished the game with no points, a -1 rating, and 3 SOG.
- Tuesday evening (Nov. 9) had the Prince George Cougars face the visiting Vancouver Giants at the CN Centre. Prince George had a more of the play in the opening period outshooting Vancouver 11-6, but both teams had good opportunities thwarted by the goaltenders. Both sides would remain scoreless in the opening period as both Will Gurski of the Giants and Tyler Brennan stopped all the shots that they faced. The deadlock was finally broken at 3:28 of the second period as the Cougars capitalized on a powerplay opportunity with Ethan Samson getting a secondary assist on Connor Bowie’s 3rd goal of the season off a wrist shot from the slot that went in off the post. The Giants had the better of the opportunities in the second period as they outshot the Cougars by a 14-6 margin. Bowie’s goal would end up as the game winner with both sides unable to score on seven shots apiece in the third period as Prince George came away with a 1-0 victory. Cougars goaltender Tyler Brennan stopped all 27 shots he faced to earn the shutout. Samson finished the game with 1 assist, an even rating, and 2 SOG.
- On Wednesday night (Nov. 10) the Prince George Cougars were back in action at home for the second game of a back-to-back against the Vancouver Giants. This one would not turn out to be the goaltenders duel that the previous night’s contest turned into. The Giants opened the scoring at 11:12 with Ty Halaburda scoring his 2nd of the season to give Vancouver a 1-0 lead. Only 1:23 later, the Giants would extend their lead to 2-0 with Alex Cotton’s 5th goal of the season. Craig Armstrong would get the Cougars on the board before the end of the period at 17:53 to make it a 2-1 game with his 5th of the season. In the second period, Connor Horning regained the two goal advantage for the Giants at 3:46, but Prince George responded at 6:06 with Caden Brown’s 2nd of the season to make it a 3-2 game. Cougars defenseman Jaren Brinson was tagged with a fighting major and a game misconduct at 6:23, and the Giants powerplay made the Cougars pay as Adam Hall scored twice (his 6th at 6:58 and his 7th at 8:44) to give Vancouver a 5-2 lead. Bauer Dumanski of the Cougars nabbed his 1st goal of the season at 12:11 to make it a 5-3 game, but a scoreless third period despite 12 shots for Prince George ensured that the Giants would avenge their prior night’s loss with a 5-3 win. Ethan Samson finished the game with no points, an even rating, and 3 SOG.
- Friday night (Nov. 12) had the Price George Cougars host the Kelowna Rockets for the opening contest of a back-to-back. It was the visitors that pushed the pace early on in the game, and holding the Cougars to only 4 shots on goal. Kelowna jumped out to a 1-0 lead only 2:18 in as Mark Liwiski scored his 3rd goal of the season on a wonderful individual effort. The Rockets made it 2-0 at 12:14 with an even strength marker, and used the powerplay to extend the lead to 3-0 as Tyson Feist’s shot dribbled in after Taylor Gauthier got a piece of it in the Prince George net. Prince George was able to get one back as a bouncing puck was bobbled by a Rockets defenseman and stolen by Liekit Reichle whose wrist shot made it 3-1 on a play that the goaltender may want to have back. In the second period, Prince George made it 3-2 as defenseman Viliam Kmec scored his 1st goal of the season on a wrist shot at 5:02. After forty minutes, the Cougars only had 10 shots on goal and were fortunate to be in the game to the extent that they were as the Rockets had quite a few chances including a 3-on-1 break that Gauthier stopped. In the third period, the Cougars actually outshot the Rockets 10-9, but Colton Dach notched his 6th of the season at 10:39 and Pavel Novak got his 8th in an empty net to give Kelowna a 5-2 win. Ethan Samson finished the game with no points, a -2 rating, 2 SOG, and 2 PIMs as he took a slashing penalty that likely saved a goal at the end of the second period.
- On Saturday night (Nov. 13), the Prince George Cougars welcomed back the Kelowna Rockets for their second game of a back-to-back set. Looking to avenge the loss suffered the day prior, both teams came out pushing the physical play. Both Tyler Brennan of the Cougars and Colby Knight of the Rockets were solid in goal as Kelowna led the shots on goal in the opening period 12-7 but the game remained scoreless. The second period saw more of the same as both teams failed to capitalize on chances until Kelowna got a lucky break after Brennan made a solid save but looked unready as Andrew Cristall’s point shot surprisingly went in on what looked like a nothing chance to put Kelowna up 1-0 at 10:49. The Rockets extended their lead at 16:53 with Max Graham’s 3rd goal of the season as the Rockets outshot Cougars 13-9 and led 2-0 after forty minutes. With the net empty, Kelowna had a sure goal denied by Ethan Samson who was able to get the puck up ice and into the Kelowna zone. But Prince George could not sustain pressure in the offensive zone as the Rockets would score the empty net goal and secure a 3-0 shutout victory. Colby Knight stopped all 21 Prince George shots that he faced, and the Cougars were 0 for 5 with the man advantage. Samson finished the game with no points, a -1 rating, and 4 SOG.
QMJHL (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)
Elliot Desnoyers #91 (C) – Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
- Friday (Nov. 5) saw the Halifax Mooseheads travel to Acadie-Bathurst to face the Titan for the first of back to back road games versus the same opponent. The opening period was scoreless in this one with the Mooseheads winning the shots on goal battle by a 9-6 margin. Halifax would draw first blood with a powerplay goal from a Jake Furlong point shot for his 1st of the season to give the Mooseheads a 1-0 lead at 2:17. Halifax would strike again from the point as Stephen Davis also notched his 1st goal of the season to make it 2-0 for the Mooseheads at 15:37. Acadie-Bathurst would get on the board in the third period as Liam Kidney scored his 4th of the season to make it a 2-1 game only 1:10 into the final frame. The Titan pushed the play in the final period but could not find the tying goal. Zachary L’Heureux would pot his 5th goal of the campaign with the Titan net empty at 19:21 to ensure the 3-1 victory for the Mooseheads. Elliot Desnoyers had a relatively uneventful night as he finished the game with no points, an even rating, 4 SOG, and 2 PIMs for Embellishing at the end of the second period. He was 11 of 21 in the faceoff circle.
- Saturday night (Nov. 6) the Halifax Mooseheads played the Titan in Acadie-Bathurst for the second time in consecutive nights. On this night, the Titan struck first to take a 1-0 lead as Riley Kidney scored his 8th of the season at 15:05. Acadie-Bathurst would extend their lead only 2:44 later with the man advantage as Riley Kidney assisted on Jacob Melanson’s 8th goal of the season to give the Titan a 2-0 lead. In the second period, Mathieu Cataford scored his 4th of the year to get Halifax on the board at 7:17 to make it 2-1. Halifax would tie the game 2-2 on the powerplay in the third period as Elliot Desnoyers won the offensive zone draw and ripped the return pass cleanly past the goaltender for his 9th goal of the season. But just under 3 minutes later, Riley Kidney capped off a sensational game by scoring his second goal of the contest (9th overall) to retake the 3-2 lead for Acadie-Bathurst. Although he had a glorious opportunity for the hat-trick denied, Riley Kidney was undoubtedly the star of the game as the Titan avenged their loss to the Mooseheads last night with a 3-2 win. Desnoyers finished the game with 1 goal, an even rating, and 4 SOG. Desnoyers also won 16 of 27 faceoffs.
- On Thursday night (Nov. 11) the Halifax Mooseheads played against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan on Remembrance Day. The Mooseheads started very positively in the opening period by opening up an 18-9 shots on goal advantage, but Titan goaltender Jan Bednar kept his team in the thick of it. The Titan would get rewarded with the opening goal of the game as Riley Kidney scored his 10th goal of the season while shorthanded to give Acadie-Bathurst the 1-0 lead at 15:24. The Titan would extend their lead while on the powerplay as Bennett MacArthur scored his 3rd of the season less than two minutes later to make it 2-0. The Mooseheads would get one back in the final minute of the period as Senna Peters scored his 2nd of the season with 38.8 seconds remaining to make it a 2-1 game. In the second period, it would be the Titan’s turn to get the shots on goal advantage as they would outshoot the Mooseheads 20-10. Acadie-Bathurst would take the 3-1 lead as Jaxon Bellamy scored with the man advantage at 5:12 with Zachary L’Heureux in the penalty box. But Halifax would respond only 41 seconds later as Robert Orr scored after Jordan Dumais was able to deke to get Bednar out of position for an easy tap in. Elliot Desnoyers got the secondary assist on the Orr goal to make it a 3-2 deficit. The Mooseheads would tie and take the 4-3 lead as Zachary Beauregard scored his 1st of the season at 7:12, and L’Heureux nabbed his 6th with a powerplay goal at 7:44. Bennett MacArthur would score his second goal of the game at 7:51 to cap off a torrid sequence that saw three goals scored in 39 seconds to have the game tied 4-4. In the third period, Desnoyers would get another secondary assist from behind the net as Robert Orr scored his second of the game at 6:53. Desnoyers would ad insurance with an empty net goal at 19:09 to secure the victory for Halifax as they defeated Acadie-Bathurst by a score of 6-4. Desnoyers finished the game with 1 goal and 2 assists for 3 points, a +2 rating, and 5 SOG. He was also 18 of 29 on faceoffs.
- The Halifax Mooseheads returned to action on Friday (Nov. 12) as they travelled to Cape Breton to take on the Eagles. The first period was a wild affair as the Eagles got on the board first through Sean Larochelle’s 4th of the season while on the powerplay. Halifax would score twice in a 2:48 second span with Robert Orr adding his second straight two-goal game to bring his total to 5 goals on the season and a 2-1 lead for Halifax. Elliot Desnoyers assisted on both Orr goals with the first being a secondary assist on the powerplay, and the second being a primary assist at even strength. Cape Breton tied the game 2-2 with only 32 seconds left in the period as Ivan Ivan scored on the breakaway with a nice backhand shot. With the game seemingly destined to be tied heading into the intermission, Halifax shockingly took the 3-2 lead with only 4 seconds left in the period as Zachary Beauregard scored his 2nd of the season. The second period calmed down from a scoring perspective as both teams were scoreless in the frame and both goaltenders (particularly Brady James of Halifax) made some big stops to keep the score 3-2. In the third period, David Lafrance of the Mooseheads was hauled down on a partial breakaway and was awarded a penalty shot which he converted with a deft fake shot for the insurance goal to make it 4-2. Desnoyers would cap off the scoring in this one as he split the defense off a great feed from Stephen Davis and slid the puck in for his 11th goal of the season. The Mooseheads defeated the Eagles by a score of 5-2. Desnoyers finished the game with 1 goal and 2 assists for 3 points, a +1 rating, and 5 SOG. Desnoyers was named the game’s Second Star and was 11 of 23 on faceoffs.
- The Mooseheads continued their homestand as they faced the Charlottetown Islanders on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 14). Robert Orr continued his hotstreak as he was credited with an assist on Markus Vidicek’s 6th of the season to open the scoring for Halifax to take a 1-0 lead at 5:22. The Islanders would strike twice on the powerplay as Patrick Guay notched his 12th and 13th goals to take a 2-1 lead. Robert Orr scored his 5th goal in the last three games after taking a pass from Elliot Desnoyers to tie the game 2-2. In the second period, Desnoyers would score his 12th goal of the season by redirecting a Jordan Dumais feed from the corner through the five-hole to give the Mooseheads a 3-2 lead at 5:22. Charlottetown would score twice at even strength in a span of 2:36 in the latter part of the period to take a 4-3 lead after forty minutes. In the third period, Halifax would tie the game 4-4 on Zack Jones’ 2nd of the season, but Charlottetown would retake the lead via the man advantage and add an insurance goal at 18:52 to hand Halifax a 6-4 loss. Desnoyers stayed hot and finished with 1 goal and 1 assist for 2 points, an even rating, and 3 SOG. He also picked up a minor penalty (2 PIMs) for a slash in the second period. He was 7 of 16 on faceoffs and has 8 points in his last 3 games.
OHL (Ontario Hockey League)
Jon-Randall Avon #10 (C) – Peterborough Petes (OHL)
Brian Zanetti #9 (D) – Peterborough Petes (OHL)
- Thursday (Nov. 4) saw the Peterborough Petes host the North Bay Battalion at the Peterborough Memorial Centre. The Petes would get on the board first as Emmett Sproule notched his 6th of the season while shorthanded to put Peterborough up 1-0 at 6:23. North Bay would tie the game 1-1 at 10:03 through Josh Currie’s 5th goal of the season. In the second period, the Petes would take the 2-1 lead through Tucker Robertson’s 7th as he backhanded home a rebound in front off of a Brian Zanetti point shot at 5:51. The Battalion would tie the game 2-2, but Nick Lardis would give the Petes a 3-2 lead with his 4th of the season at 14:22. The end of the second period would be disastrous for Peterborough as North Bay would score twice in the final minute (6 seconds apart at 19:23 and 19:29) to lead 4-3 after forty minutes. The Petes really didn’t recover during the intermission as North Bay added an insurance goal while shorthanded only 2:02 into the third period to extend their lead to 5-3. Matvey Petrov finished the scoring in this game with his 9th of the season to give Peterborough a 6-3 loss in which they were outshot in all three periods and only totalling 19 SOG. Zanetti finished the game with 1 assist, a -1 rating, and 1 SOG. J.R. Avon finished up with no points, a -2 rating, 2 SOG, and was 10 of 14 on faceoffs.
- Friday evening (Nov. 5) had the Peterborough Petes back in action as they travelled to Ottawa to face the 67’s. Only 1:29 in, Samuel Mayer gave the Petes a 1-0 lead as he steamed down the right side and powered one over the shoulder of the goaltender for his 4th goal of the season. Ottawa would respond as Jack Beck scored his 10th on the powerplay, and Brendan Sirizzotti scored his 3rd at even strength to give Ottawa a 2-1 lead. In the second period, the Petes scored on the powerplay at 18:40 to tie the game 2-2 on Tucker Robertson’s 8th goal of the season. J.R. Avon picked up the loose puck behind the net and passed it to Brian Zanetti whose point shot led to the Robertson goal and assists for both players. In the third period, Robertson would win the offensive zone draw right to Joe Carroll who scored his 4th of the year at 5:42 to give the Petes a 3-2 lead. But the 67’s would tie the game 3-3 at 8:34, and would score twice with the man-advantage as Avon got a 5-minute match penalty for slew footing at 9:44. The penalty put the Petes in a bad spot as they fell behind 5-3 before Jack Beck’s 2nd of the game at 14:44 ensured the Ottawa victory by a score of 6-3. Avon finished the game with 1 assist, a +1 rating, 1 SOG, 5 PIMs, and was 4 of 11 on faceoffs. Zanetti ended the game with 1 assist, an even rating, and 3 SOG.
- Peterborough was back in action on Sunday night (Nov. 7) as the Petes travelled to Kingston to take on Shane Wright and the Frontenacs. The road team started the opening period very positively as they ended up outshooting Kingston 15-10. The Petes also got on the board first as Emmett Sproule scored on a partial breakaway with a defender draped all over him to give Peterborough the 1-0 lead at 7:22. The Petes extended their lead when a point shot took a lucky deflection and landed right in front of the net where Tucker Robertson tucked away his 9th goal of the season. Kingston would get a goal back at 15:03, but Tucker Robertson notched his 10th on the powerplay as he was able to slide in a rebound off of a Brian Zanetti point shot to make it 3-1 after twenty minutes. In the second period, Shane Wright got an assist on Lucas Peric’s 2nd of the year to make it 3-2; but the Petes would strike once again on the powerplay at 17:11 as Zanetti utilized the stretch pass to send Kaspars Ziemins in alone to beat the goaltender via the five-hole to make it a 4-2 game. The Frontenacs scored early and often in the third period, with two goals by Matthew Soto (0:30, 5:21) and one by Maddox Callens (9:14) to give Kingston a 5-4 lead halfway through the period. The Petes would tie the game with 18 seconds remaining as Nick Lardis scored his 5th of the season to force overtime. In the extra frame, Shane Wright picked up his fourth assist of the game as Lucas Edmonds 8th of the season handed the Petes a heartbreaking 5-4 loss. Zanetti finished the game with 2 assists, a -1 rating, and 1 SOG. J.R. Avon did not play in the game as he is serving a two game suspension for a slew foot in the game against the Ottawa 67’s.
- The Peterborough Petes were back in action on Friday night (Nov. 12) as they travelled to Hamilton to take on the Bulldogs. Special teams were all the rage in this one as the Bulldogs Jan Mysak scored his 7th of the season on the powerplay at 15:31 of the first period to give Hamilton a 1-0 lead. In the second period, Hamilton would go two for two with the man advantage as George Diaco scored at 3:54 to give the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead. Not to be outdone, the Petes got on the board with a powerplay marker of their own as Brian Zanetti saw his point shot stopped but the rebound was potted by Nick Lardis for his 6th of the season. Down 2-1 in to open the third period, the Petes would tie the game on a shorthanded goal by Jax Dubois whose 1st of the season at 1:00 tied the game 2-2. It was not to be the Petes night though as Hamilton would take the lead at 16:07 and Jan Mysak would score his second of the night into an empty net as the Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the Peterborough Petes 4-2. Zanetti finished the game with 1 assist, a -1 rating, and 0 SOG. J.R. Avon sat out the game to serve the second of his two game suspension.
- Sunday night (Oct. 30) had Peterborough back in action as the Petes visited the Barrie Colts. J.R. Avon made his return to the linup after serving his two game suspension. The Petes got on the board first as defenseman Konnor Smith scored his 1st of the season off a massive rebound that found its way to the top of the circle to give Peterborough a 1-0 lead only 4:29 in. After shots were even at 7 apiece in the opening period, Barrie turned up the hear in the second period as the Petes at times were a bit unorganized in their own zone. The Colts would tie the game at 7:50 from Beau Jelsma’s 4th of the season. The Petes would strike on the powerplay as Brian Zanetti got a secondary assist as Avon potted home a rebound in front for his 5th of the season to give Peterborough a 2-1 lead. The Colts responded as they peppered 17 shots on the Petes goal and were rewarded with Matthew Sredl’s tying goal to make it 2-2 after forty minutes. The Petes got a nice bounce at 7:25 as Avon’s backhanded pass found Shawn Spearing whose shot deflected up and over the goaltender with the puck ending up in the back of the net for a 3-2 Petes lead. Barrie would score two even strength goals 2:52 apart to take a 4-3 lead, but J.R. Avon rifled a shot from the high slot off the faceoff win by Tucker Robertson to tie the game 4-4 at 17:06. In overtime, Tucker Robertson was the hero as he scored the game winning goal for his 11th of the season after taking the puck around the zone and firing a wrist shot home to give the Petes a 5-4 win. Zanetti finished the game with 1 assist, a -1 rating, and 2 SOG. Avon collected 2 goals and 1 assist for 3 points, a +1 rating, and 6 SOG for an impressive return to the lineup. He also finished 5 of 12 from the faceoff dot and was named the Third Star of the game.
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