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This 4th edition covers the week that was in the CHL from Monday November 14th – Sunday November 28th.
WHL (Western Hockey League)
Connor McClennon #94 (RW) – Winnipeg Ice (WHL)
- On Thursday (Nov. 19), the Winnipeg Ice travelled to Swift Current to take on the Broncos. Winnipeg came out swinging in the opening period as they outshot Swift Current 14-5. Jakin Smallwood scored his 9th goal of the season only 3:13 in with a snap shot from the slot to make it 1-0. The Ice would add to their lead at 9:29 as Jakin Smallwood entered the zone with a teammate perilously close to being offside, and having his shot tipped in by Mikey Milne for his 15th of the season to make it 2-0. The Broncos were able to regroup in the second period and got an even strength goal from Josh Davies at 2:08 and a powerplay goal from Sam McGinley at 12:52 to tie the game 2-2. With the Ice shorthanded, Connor McClennon took a feed from Smallwood after hopping off the bench and buried the breakaway opportunity for his 15th of the season at 19:42 to give Winnipeg a 3-2 lead. Swift Current would tie the game 3-3 at 7:53 of the third period and was getting the better of the play, but Matthew Savoie would score the game winner on the powerplay at 18:14 off a feed from McClennon at the point and the Winnipeg Ice would be victorious once again as they defeated Swift Current 4-3. McClennon finished the game with 1 goal and 1 assist for 2 points, a +1 rating, 6 SOG, and 2 PIMs with a tripping penalty with 1:03 remaining in the game.
- Saturday night (Nov. 20) saw the Winnipeg Ice continue making their way westward as they visited the Medicine Hat Tigers for their second game of a back to back. The travel didn’t affect their legs as the Ice took a 1-0 lead only 26 seconds in as Connor McClennon skated along the right boards and fired a pass along the top of the crease to a waiting Zachary Benson who scored his 11th of the season. The 1-0 score remained for the rest of the period and the majority of the second period as Ice goaltender Daniel Hauser and Tigers goaltender Garin Bjorklund who made a great pad save to rob McClennon on the doorstep. Winnipeg would finally get their second goal as Matthew Savoie notched his 10th of the season at 19:35 off a 3-on-2 rush to ensure that the Ice would have a two- goal lead after forty minutes. In the third period, Jakin Smallwood continued his productive play of late as he scored his 10th of the season at 10:33 and Matthew Savoie scored his second of the game at 12:01 (with a primary assist for McClennon who was denied on a breakaway seconds before) to make it 4-0. Medicine Hat would finally get on the scoresheet at 15:23 as Teague Patton scored his 4th of the season to make it 4-1 and break the shutout bid. Owen MacNeil’s 3rd of the season made it 4-2, but the late Tigers rally was simply too late as Winnipeg defeated Medicine Hat by a score of 4-2. McClennon finished the game with 2 assists, a +2 rating, and 3 SOG. McClennon was named the game’s Third Star and was very good in this game.
- Wednesday night (Nov. 24) had the Winnipeg Ice back home at “The Cave” as they welcomed the visiting Swift Current Broncos to town. Winnipeg dominated the opening period with a 22-5 shots advantage and the Broncos were fortunate that they escaped the period only conceding two goals. Jakin Smallwood converted on the powerplay for his 11th of the season at 6:23 to make it 1-0. Connor McClennon made it 2-0 by controlling the puck behind the net, eluding a defender, and walking out front to roof a shot short side for his 16th of the season. McClennon could have gotten more in the period, but was robbed twice on on-timers by Broncos goaltender Reid Dyck. In the second period, the shots ended up being more even (16-12 in favor of the Ice) but scored another four goals. Matthew Savoie fired in a powerplay goal for his 12th as he fired in a rebound from a McClennon shot at 1:55. McClennon would score on the powerplay for his 17th at 3:51 with his patented one-timer from the left circle after some nice passing by the Ice to make it 4-0. Chase Bertholet scored his 7th of the season on the powerplay only a minute later as the Ice took a 5-0 lead with their fourth powerplay goal of the evening (they would finish 4/8). Skyler Bruce would add to the lead with his 8th of the season at 10:14, and Bertholet would score his second of the game at 11:10 of the third period to get another two points for Winnipeg as they crushed the Swift Current Broncos 7-0. 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 First Star for his excellent performance.
- On Saturday night (Nov. 27) the Winnipeg Ice hosted the Medicine Hat Tigers at Wayne Fleming Arena. The Ice showed off their powerplay prowess in the opening period by scoring two goals through Connor McClennon. McClennon scored his WHL leading 18th of the season only 2:25 in as his weak shot from the left circle snuck past the goaltender to give Winnipeg a 1-0 lead. McClennon would make it 2-0 at 7:31 with a one-timed snap shot into a yawning cage for his 19th goal. In the second period, Winnipeg would make it three-for-three with the man advantage as McClennon’s shot was stopped but the rebound was slid through the five hole by Jakin Smallwood for his 12th of the season at 1:29. The Tigers would get a goal back at 3:37 to make it 3-1, but Smallwood’s second of the game at 4:59 and James Form’s 3rd of the season gave the Ice a commanding 5-1 lead. Cayden Glover scored his 2nd of the season for Medicine Hat at 16:56, but Mikey Milne’s pretty deke for his 16th of the season at 17:53 made the score 6-2 after forty minutes. The Ice finished the scoring at 7:12 of the third period as McClennon manned the point and fed Karter Prosofsky for his 1st of the year as Winnipeg rolled to a 7-2 win. McClennon received First Star honors as he scored 2 goals and 2 assists for 4 points, a +1 rating, and 4 SOG.
- Sunday (Nov. 28) had the Winnipeg Ice host the visiting Prince Albert Raiders. Winnipeg would open the scoring in the first period as Matthew Savoie got his 13th of the season with a powerplay goal at 9:41. Connor McClennon was credited with a secondary assist on the 1-0 goal. Near the end of the period, Conor Geekie scored his 7th of the season with Benjamin Zloty getting his second assist of the game at 17:25 to make it 2-0. In the second period, Mikey Milne scored his 17th of the season to give Winnipeg a 3-0 lead at 3:09. The Raiders got back into the game with two goals in a minute (4:46 and 5:46) with a breakaway goal by Evan Herman and a massive outlet pass for a two-on-none break scored by Reece Vitelli to make it 3-2. Prince Albert would tie the game 3-3 at 10:58 as Landon Koslor scored his 4th of the season as he outmuscled Milne in the defensive zone and snapped a shot past Ice goaltender Daniel Hauser. The rest of regulation time was not able to get a winning goal as Winnipeg outshot Prince Albert 8-4 in the third period including McClennon ringing a shot off the iron. In overtime, the Raiders completed the comeback and handed Winnipeg only their second loss of the season as Sloan Stanick’s 6th goal handed the Prince Albert Raiders a 4-3 overtime victory. McClennon finished the game with 1 assist, an even rating, and 6 SOG.
Ethan Samson #4 (D) – Prince George Cougars (WHL)
- On Friday (Nov. 19), the Prince George Cougars hosted the Tri-City Americans at the CN Centre. The visiting Americans outshot the hosts 13-6 in the opening frame and were rewarded with an even strength goal at 7:23 and a powerplay goal at 12:21 to jump out to a 2-0 lead. In the second period, Tri-City would continue to dominate play with a 17-8 shot advantage but stayed in the game as Tyler Brennan made some nice saves for the Cougars. Unfortunately for Prince George, the Americans extended their lead to 3-0 as Parker Bell scored his 6th of the season at 4:30 off a nice passing sequence on the rush. The score would be 4-0 exactly at the 10:00 mark as Jake Sloan scored his 4th of the season on a shot that Brennan would have wanted back. The Cougars would make a goaltending change as Taylor Gauthier was brought into the game after Brennan allowed 4 goals on 24 shots. The change payed immediate dividends as Prince George got on the board with a powerplay goal by Captain Jonny Hooker slid a puck in for his 6th of the season with Ethan Samson getting a secondary assist to make it 4-1. In the third period, the Cougars pushed back with their best period of the game by outshooting the Americans 12-6. The Cougars had a goal disallowed early, but Prince George would make it 4-2 only 3:25 in as Ryker Singer’s 2nd of the season by going bar down on a wonderful backhand shot while on a breakaway. The Cougars pulled to within one as Ethan Samson passed the puck along the blue line to Hudson Thornton whose shot from the top of the circle on the powerplay eluded Nick Avakyan to make it 4-3 at 17:20. Prince George could not tie the game as the right-handed Samson had the puck knocked off his stick in the final seconds and Tri-City won the game 4-3. Samson finished the game with 2 assists, a -2 rating, and 2 SOG.
- Saturday evening (Nov. 20) had the Prince George Cougars back in action as they looked to avenge the loss from the previous evening with a return match against the Tri-City Americans. Prince George started positively in the opening period and outshot the visitors 18-9. The Cougars were rewarded with the opening goal of the game as Craig Armstrong scored his 6th of the season by converting on a 2-on-1 opportunity only 3:17 in. Taylor Gauthier who came on in relief and shut the door last night, continued to hold the Americans at bay by turning aside all 21 shots he faced in the first two periods. With the score 1-0 in the third period, Koehn Ziemmer took advantage of some bad puckhandling in the crease by rookie Americans goaltender Tomas Suchanek to poke in his 4th of the season at 3:26 to give the Cougars a 2-0 advantage. Tri-City would get that goal back at 10:22 as Ethan Ernst scored his 5th of the season by sliding in the puck backdoor to make it 2-1. Prince George had a Viliam Kmec goal off a point shot waved off, as the Cougars player providing a screen was judged to have interfered with the goaltender (even though replay showed that he was shoved by a Tri-City defenseman). Ethan Samson would score right off a faceoff as his shot had eyes went in on the short side for his 2nd goal of the season at 16:13 to make it 3-1. Only 17 seconds later, Samson would get a secondary assist as Connor Bowie’s 4th of the season extended the lead to 4-1. Jake Sloan would get a goal back for Tri-City at 18:23, but it was not enough on this night as the Americans fell to the Prince George Cougars by a score of 4-2. Samson finished the game with 1 goal (GWG) and 1 assist for 2 points, a +1 rating, and 1 SOG. Samson was named the game’s Third Star of the game which was the cherry on top as he also played in his 100th WHL game.
- The Prince George Cougars travelled to Kelowna on Saturday night (Nov. 27) to take on the Rockets before heading to their U.S. road trip. The opening period saw a flurry of activity as both teams combined for 32 shots (Kelowna with 18 and Prince George with 14), and early on defensive miscues ruled the evening. The Rockets lost the opening faceoff but the puck was mishandled badly by Cougars defenseman Ethan Samson leading to Gabriel Szturc’s 2nd goal of the season only 6 seconds into the game. The Rockets took a 2-0 lead at 5:38 as Cougars defenseman Aidan Brook hit a teammate with a clearing attempt up the middle of the ice and was picked off by the Rockets and eventually trickled into the net by Nolan Flamand. 19 seconds later, Kelowna made it 3-0 after Cougars goaltender Tyler Brennan stopped a point shot and a rebound chance before Colton Dach slammed home his 8th of the season. The Cougars would get on the board at 16:10 while on the man advantage as Connor Bowie deflected in a Hudson Thornton point shot with Samson registering a secondary assist to make it 3-1. Prince George had a better second period and put 14 shots on net but the score remained 3-1 after forty minutes. In the third period, the Rockets would add an insurance goal at 5:43 on their only powerplay of the game as Tyson Feist’s 6th of the season handed Kelowna a 4-1 win over Prince George. Samson finished the game with 1 assist, a -1 rating, and 1 SOG.
QMJHL (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)
Elliot Desnoyers #91 (C) – Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
- Thursday night (Nov. 18) saw the Halifax Mooseheads travel to the Centre Agnico Eagle as they took on the Val-d’Or Foreurs. The Foreurs exploded out of the gate by scoring the opening goal only 13 seconds in as Jason Desruisseaux gave Val-d’Or a 1-0 lead. Halifax responded well by tying the game 1-1 at 2:24 as Vincent Gauthier was credited with scoring his 2nd of the season (although it looked as though it was actually Zachary Beauregard who actually shot the puck). Jordan Dumais converted his 2-on-1 chance to give the Mooseheads a 2-1 lead at 5:57. The Mooseheads made it 3-1 when the red hot Robert Orr continued his impressive goal scoring exploits by taking an unselfish feed from Elliot Desnoyers to score his 7th of the season to finish off a 3-on-1 break. In the second period, Val-d’Or would outshoot the Mooseheads by a 15-9 margin (it would end up being 50-37 for the game) and would be rewarded with goals by William Provost (powerplay) and Jeremy Michel (even-strength) to tie the game 3-3 at the end of forty minutes. Desnoyers was denied a goal on a breakaway in the middle frame. In the final period, Mathieu Cataford scored his 5th of the season for Halifax only 1:20 in to give the Mooseheads a 4-3 lead. Halifax would get an insurance goal at 10:10 as Attilio Biasca finished the scoring in this game with his 2nd of the season to give the Mooseheads a 5-3 win over the Foreurs. Desnoyers finished the game with 1 assist, an even rating, 4 SOG, and finished only 9 of 23 on faceoffs.
- Friday night (Nov. 19) the Halifax Mooseheads travelled to Rouyn-Noranda to play the Huskies. Thing got off on the wrong foot for the Mooseheads as the Huskies took the lead only 41 seconds in as a turnover was converted with Halifax players like Elliot Desnoyers were caught and not able to backtrack in time. The Huskies would only outshoot the Mooseheads only 15-11 in the opening period, but Rouyn-Noranda would score twice more at even strength at 5:01 and 15:09 to take a 3-0 lead. The second period also did not start positively for Halifax, as the Huskies added to their lead 1:48 in as Jakub Hujer scored his 4th of the season to make it 4-0. The Mooseheads would get a goal back as Desnoyers was credited with a secondary assist by setting up Robert Orr who continued to stay hot as he set up Jordan Dumais for his 8th of the season. The Mooseheads would give up an early goal in all three periods as the Huskies made it 5-1 with a powerplay goal 28 seconds into the final period and would defeat the Mooseheads by that score line. Desnoyers finished the game with 1 assist, an even rating, 2 SOG, and won only 14 of 34 draws.
- On Sunday (Nov. 21) the Halifax Mooseheads played their third game in four nights as they faced the Gatineau Olympiques. Early on, Elliot Desnoyers was stopped on a shorthanded breakaway chance after creating a turnover. The Mooseheads would take the 1-0 lead at 9:04 as Jake Furlong scored his 2nd of the season with Desnoyers getting credited with the assist in front. With only 53 seconds left in the period, Gatineau would tie the game 1-1 as Samuel Savoie notched his 6th of the season on a wraparound that goaltender Brady James could not get to. In the second period, Zachary Dean would get two primary assists for the Olympiques as they scored twice at 2:50 and 16:47 to take a 3-1 lead after forty minutes. In the final period, Gatineau would get an insurance marker only 1:20 in to make it 4-1 and would hold the Mooseheads to only six shots in the final period to hand the Mooseheads their second straight loss. Desnoyers finished the game with 1 assist, a -1 rating, 2 SOG, and won 12 of 26 faceoffs.
- The Halifax Mooseheads returned to action on Friday night (Nov. 26) as they hosted the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. Halifax got on the board only 1:54 as Elliot Desnoyers brought the puck into the zone along the right boards and backhanded a weak shot short side that was slammed in by Zachary L’Heureux for his 7th goal of the season. The Mooseheads extended their lead to 2-0 as Desnoyers and L’Heureux went off for a change and Jordan Dumais intercepted a puck in the Huskies zone and roofed it for his 9th of the season less than a minute later. At 14:48, Daniil Bourash scored his 5th as the Mooseheads were running around in their zone to cut the deficit to 2-1. In the second period, L’Heureux scored his second goal of the game on the powerplay at 5:07 to re-establish the two goal lead for Halifax. Rouyn-Noranda would respond again to make it a 3-2 game with Samuel Johnson’s 6th of the season at 8:19. In the third period, Robert Orr continued his hot streak as he scored his 8th of the season on a superb individual effort with defender all over him to get the insurance marker and the Mooseheads a 4-2 lead at 3:54. Desnoyers would ice the game with an empty net goal with exactly one minute remaining to ensure that Halifax defeated Rouyn-Noranda by a score of 5-2. Desnoyers finished the game with 1 goal and 1 assist for 2 point, a +2 rating, and 6 SOG. He also won 12 of 19 faceoffs.
- The Mooseheads continued their homestand as they faced the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 28). The Armada got on the board only 57 seconds into the game as they took advantage of some great transition play to take a 1-0 lead on Anri Ravinskis 8th of the season. The Mooseheads settled in on ‘90’s Retro Night’ as the Halifax uniforms gave a nod to the Quebec Nordiques classic powder blue jerseys. In the second period, Robert Orr continued to light the lamp with his 9th of the season only 52 seconds in after taking a backhand feed from Elliot Desnoyers to tie the game 1-1. In the third period, Halifax scored three goals in 12:17 to take a 4-1 lead. Brady Schultz got the ball rolling with his 1st of the season at 4:48. Desnoyers notched his 14th at 9:39 after taking a great feed by Zachary L’Heureux from behind the net to make it 3-1 (it did look like it went in off his shinpad). Attilio Biasca was awarded his 3rd of the season as the net was purposely knocked off the moorings during his shot attempt and the goal was given by the referee to make it 4-1. The Armada made a great comeback scoring three goals from 14:44 to 16:46 (two even strength and one powerplay) to tie the game 4-4. In overtime, Zack Jones would score his 3rd of the season as he was alone in front and took a nice feed from L’Heureux to win the game for the Halifax Mooseheads by a score of 5-4. Desnoyers finished the game with 1 goal and 1 assist for 2 points, a -1 rating, 5 SOG, and he won only 8 of 24 draws.
OHL (Ontario Hockey League)
Jon-Randall Avon #10 (C) – Peterborough Petes (OHL)
Brian Zanetti #9 (D) – Peterborough Petes (OHL)
- Thursday (Nov. 18) saw the Peterborough Petes host the Hamilton Bulldogs. Hamilton would dominate play holding a 13-6 shots advantage and would score the games first goal only 1:20 in to take a 1-0 lead. Kaspars Ziemins tied the game 1-1 with a one-timer in the slot at 12:33 for his 3rd goal of the season. Hamilton’s Jan Mysak scored his 11th of the season to give Hamilton a 2-1 lead after Brian Zanetti’s defense partner mishandled the puck badly leading to the Bulldogs taking full advantage with only 1:41 remaining in the period. The momentum completely swung Hamilton’s way in the second period as they scored 5 times in 9:07 (including two powerplay goals) to take a 7-1 lead. Sam Alfano and Tucker Robertson scored even strength goals at 11:15 and 16:43 respectively to cut the deficit to 7-3, but Hamilton scored another goal late in the period at 18:18 to make the score 8-3 after forty minutes. In the third period, Tucker Roberson scored a powerplay goal (his 13th of the season) only 1:29 in with J.R. Avon registering an assist to make it 8-4. Mysak scored his second of the game only 11 seconds later to make it 9-4. The Petes would get two powerplay goals through Joe Carroll at 5:53 and Tucker Robertson notched his hat-trick at 10:31 with Avon getting the primary assist to make it 9-6, but Hamilton scored the double-digit goal at 13:36 to hand the Peterborough Petes a convincing 10-6 loss. Avon finished the game with 2 assists, a -1 rating, 2 SOG, and was 9 of 15 on faceoffs. Zanetti ended the game with no points, a -2 rating, and 2 SOG.
- Friday evening (Nov. 5) had the Peterborough Petes playing their second night in a row as they travelled to Kingston to take on the Frontenacs. J.R. Avon would get the Petes on the board as he deflected Brian Zanetti’s shot from the point for a powerplay goal at 13:44 to give Peterborough a 1-0 lead. Kingston would tie the game 1-1 with a powerplay goal of their own as projected 1st overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft Shane Wright tipped in Jordan Frasca’s shot for his 7th goal of the campaign. In the second period, Nick Lardis’ 7th of the season gave the Petes a 2-1 lead at 5:48, but Jordan Frasca scored his 8th at even strength and his 9th while Kingston was shorthanded to give Kingston a 3-2 lead after two periods. In the final frame, Avon scored his second goal of the game (8th overall) at 13:18 to tie the game 3-3 with a nice one-timer from the right circle. Kingston would retake the lead as Francesco Arcuri’s 5th of the season was scored on a spin shot that beat Petes goaltender Michael Simpson with only 1:03 remaining in regulation. An empty-netter with 13 seconds remaining added some insurance as the Frontenacs defeated the Petes by a score of 5-3. Zanetti finished the game with 1 assist, a +1 rating, and no SOG. Avon ended up with 2 goals, a -2 rating, and 3 SOG. Avon primarily played this game at Right Wing but won both of the draws that he took.
- Peterborough was back in action on Sunday (Nov. 21) as the Petes travelled to Ottawa to face the 67’s at TD Place. Only 1:05 in, J.R. Avon would be denied on a breakaway but Emmett Sproule would follow up on the rebound for his 8th goal of the season to give the Petes a 1-0 lead. At 3:17, Peterborough would strike on the powerplay as Samuel Mayer’s 5th extended the lead to 2-0. Otaawa would get one back to reduce the deficit to 2-1 at 6:37, but Tucker Robertson notched his 15th of the season while shorthanded to give the Petes a 3-1 lead at 16:16. In the second period, Peterborough would outscore Ottawa at the same rate as the first period to take a 6-2 lead. Keegan McMullen of the Petes and Brenden Sirizzotti exchanged goals in the first half of the period, but Joe Carroll’s 6th of the season and Justin DeZoete’s 3rd ensured that the Petes were in the drivers seat. Avon assisted on DeZoete’s goal with a backhanded feed into the crease that was converted for the Petes sixth goal of the game. In the third period, Nick Lardis scored his 8th of the season at 5:43 to make it 7-2. Avon scored his 9th goal of the season at 8:58 with Peterborough on the powerplay after finishing a tic-tac-toe series of passes that moved the puck from the point, to behind the net, and finally out front where Avon made no mistake to make it 8-2. The 67’s would get a consolation goal on a powerplay of their own, but Nick Lardis scored his second goal of the game to ensure a big win for the Petes as they defeated the Ottawa 67’s by a score of 9-3. Brian Zanetti finished the game with no points or shots on goal to go with an even rating. Avon was very good in this game as he ended up with 1 goal and 2 assists for 3 points, a +1 rating, 3 SOG, and 2 PIMs thanks to a roughing penalty to end the second period. Although he struggled at the faceoff circle winning only 6 of 16 draws, Avon was named the game’s Third Star.
- The Peterborough Petes were back in action on Thursday night (Nov. 25) as they hosted the North Bay Battalion at the Peterborough Memorial Centre. The game is significant as NHL 2021 #3 overall pick Mason McTavish made his season debut after the Anaheim Ducks loaned him to the Petes for the remainder of the season. It is expected that McTavish will be on Canada’s team at the World Junior Hockey Championship during the holidays and may be likely to be traded by the Petes to try to put a contending team over the top as noted by Jeff Marek during the 32 Thoughts podcast. Peterborough took a 1-0 lead at 13:04 of the opening period as J.R. Avon fired a puck on net that the aforementioned McTavish tucked in for his 1st of the season. In the second period, the Petes would add to their lead as James Guo notched his 1st of the season only 1:54 in to make it 2-0. North Bay would respond with a powerplay goal by Brandon Coe (10th) at 8:41, but McTavish would score his second of the night on a great individual effort at 14:45 to make it 3-1. With 57 seconds left in the period, Avon backhanded a shot from the slot for his 10th of the season with Peterborough on the powerplay to give the Petes a three-goal cushion. In the third period, the Battalion would chip away with an even strength goal by Coe (his second of th night) and a powerplay marker by Josh Currie, but McTavish would get a hat-trick in his return to the Petes with an empty netter to ensure that Peterborough defeated North Bay 5-3. Avon finished the game with 1 goal and 1 assist for 2 points, and 2 SOG. Brian Zanetti did not play in this game.
- Sunday (Nov. 28) had Peterborough back in action as the Petes welcomed the Ottawa 67’s to town. Mason McTavish scored his 4th goal in two games to open the scoring as he capitalized on a breakaway to give the Peterborough a 1-0 lead only 4:30 in. Emmett Sproule scored a strange goal for his 9th of the season at 9:27 as the Ottawa defense looked unorganized and mishandled the puck in front of their own goal to make it 2-0. In the second period, Kaspars Ziemins ripped a wrist shot for his 4th of the season at 8:26 to make it 3-0 for the Petes. J.R. Avon had a golden chance to put the game out of reach shortly thereafter with a shorthanded breakaway but was denied to keep the score 3-0 after forty minutes. In the third period, Ottawa would press to get back in the game by outshooting Peterborough 21-8 and finally got on the board at 13:31 with Jack Matier’s 5th of the season to make it 3-1. A powerplay goal at 19:33 for the 67’s closed the gap to 3-2, but ultimately time was the enemy and the comeback could not be completed as the Petes defeated the 67’s 3-2. Avon finished the game with no points, a +1 rating, and 3 SOG. Brian Zanetti missed his second consecutive game.
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