We’re in for a Bullfight

With 6 nights rest under their little heads and a few practices they boys get dressed for another game. With one being a newly acquired Peterborough Pete one of our very own Stephen Pierog will be dressing up in a different colour being traded to the Guelph Storm. Now going to be wearing maroon and white is Hunter Garlent having played 37 games with Guelph he has 8 goals, and 31 assists for a total of 39 points this season.

So let us begin with the Belleville Bulls now coming to the Peterborough Memorial Centre official puck drop happening at 7:14, after the Petes Matt McCartney and his band 2A.M sung O’Canada as well as Andrew D’Agostini being awarded the Original Pond Gear player of month for December. Our games will begin with Belleville scoring just 1:37 after the opening face off. Peterborough will then get two penalties in a row to Michael Clarke for holding, and Matt McCartney for hooking … With curfew lets hope that that’s the only thing that he got hooked up for. But Peterborough will come out on top for now when Brandon Devlin will get the puck from Steven Varga and Chase Hatcher to put it behind Belleville’s goaltender Jason Da Silva. Eric Cornel will take a tripping penalty 16:50 into the first period, which Belleville will take full advantage of scoring 18:44 to end the excitement for the first period. Second period not as eventful Belleville getting one goal 5:17 in, and one penalty 8:06 into the period. Third period now on our hands Andrew D’Agostini is playing rather well tonight so starting the third period with him skating back onto the home side of the rink between his home pipes. Greg Betzold will get Peterborough’s second of the game 2:37 unassisted. Eric Cornel will get the puck from Matt Spencer and Nick Ritchie to put it behind Belleville’s goalie and just 20 seconds after that goal Josh MacDonald will score the tying goal of the game from Brandon Devlin and Greg Betzold. Less than 4 minutes into the third period, after 40 minutes of loosing 4-1 Peterborough has now tied the game at 4’s; with just over 16 minutes to go in the game it will be a battle to the finish, maybe even longer. Belleville will get a slashing penalty 5:12, but Peterborough will fail to use that power play. Then Chase Hatcher will get sent to the box for check to the head, at 8:40 while Clark Seymour will get send to the box to join him at 8:59 for cross checking. Belleville having a 5 on 3 for a short time Peterborough won’t let them get ahead once more. Until 18:05 when the fight will come to an end, as Belleville will score the final goal of the game giving them a 5-4 win over the Peterborough Petes.

Stars of the Game

1. Jake Marchment 10-BELV
2. Nick Ritchie 20-PBO
3. Greg Betzold 17-PBO

Born and raised in Peterborough Ontario Jessica van Staalduinen never would have imagined her career plans to be a professional sports photographer. In her early years she was known as the common “girly girl” and would have nothing to do with sports. Once Jessica’s brother and sister persuaded her to join the volleyball team, her mind was opened to the world of sports. Hockey was never one of her favourites, there was many times that she got into a lot of trouble because of teasing her sister about the wonderful world of ice hockey. Since her mind was set on being a photographer in the beginning of grade 12 she took it upon herself to contact the local OHL team’s photographer. Jessica’s reasoning for that was like any common girl; she became friends with a player on the team. She assumed that they must have a professional photographer at games, so therefore she took interest in shooting at a few games. After meeting with Ken Andersen (Peterborough Petes Professional Photographer/Getty Images) they had built quite a strong bond that lead to Jessica capturing almost every home game for the second half of the boys 2011-2012 season. From now on Jessica calls the Peterborough Petes OHL team her team, because once you find something that you love there is nothing that should stand in your way. Her knowledge for the team and understanding of what they are going through will be shown throughout all of the posts. The Peterborough Petes have gone through many changes since the beginning of her first season; from firing the GM, new head coaches, players asking for trades, and once the trade deadline came around they got a new face to the team.