Overtime Never Solves Anything

With just one nights rest under the Peterborough Petes Heads the boys pack up their gear and head down to Kingston to take on the Kingston Frontenac’s February 7th at 7:09pm.

We start off being given a power play early in the first period which leads to Nick Ritchie getting the Petes on the board first from Eric Cornel and Hunter Garlent just 1:13 after the opening face off. Nick Ritchie will take a holding penalty 6:02 in the first, as well as Connor Boland taking a tripping penalty at 10:25 leading to Kingston getting their first of the game on the power play at 11:33. Under a minute later Kingston will get their first lead of the game at 12:11, Nick Ritchie taking anther penalty this time for tripping at 12:44. Allowing Kingston to extend their lead to 2 at 13:23, and before the period ends Kingston will extend their lead once more at 15:26 making it 4-1 before the first intermission. Peterborough coming out with skates blazing with Nick Ritchie getting his second of the night from Eric Cornel at 7:53 in the second period. Kingston will take a high sticking penalty at 8:46 allowing Nick Ritchie to get his hat trick goal from Eric Cornel at 9:14. Peterborough’s call up for the night Rylee McKinnon will take a roughing penalty at 13:25 along with Corey Pawley of Kingston. Just 20 seconds after the roughing pair Kingston will get another penalty; so on goes our power play line of guys and on goes the game Eric Cornel will get a goal of his own at 14:40 from Nick Ritchie and Nelson Armstrong. Less than a minute later Kingston extends there lead with one more making it 5-4. But before the end of the second period Nick Ritchie will get his fourth of the game tying it at 5’s from Connor Boland at 17:26. Nelson Armstrong will also take an unsportsmanlike conduct at 18:26, along with his partner in crime Mack Lemmon from Kingston. Now into the second intermission for some much needed rest on the boy’s legs and probably heads too. Starting the third period giving new rookie Rylee McKinnon another chance he takes a hooking penalty at 1:24, after our penalty kill line will defuse that one Connor Boland takes a second tripping penalty of the game at 13:22. That power play allows Kingston to get their 6th goal of the game giving them the lead once again at 14:39. But our hero in maroon armor just 14 seconds later will restore Peterborough’s tie Nick Ritchie gets his fifth of the game (There has to be a name for that…) from Eric Cornel. For the next 5 minutes and 7 seconds the boys will fight forward trying to get the game-winning goal, but solve nothing. So therefore into overtime for a second night in a row, which seriously makes no difference. So Jason Da Silva our new goalie, making his first debut last night being the winner of the shoot out goalies faces another shootout.

Peterborough will shoot first each round.

PBO: Nick Ritchie 20 – NO GOAL 
KGN: Spencer Watson 96 – GOAL 

PBO: Greg Betzold 17 – NO GOAL 
KGN: Henri Ikonen 23 – NO GOAL 

PBO: Josh MacDonald 9 – NO GOAL
KGN: Darcy Greenaway 22 – NO GOAL

Unfortunately the boys just didn’t have enough gas left in the tank to win this one, but forcing the over time and shoot out does still give them a point in the standings which is always helpful this time of year.

Stars of the Game

1. Sam Bennett 93-KGN
2. Nick Ritchie 20-PBO
3. Spencer Watson 96-KGN

Having spent Saturday off and hoping resting their well worked legs the boys take another trip on the bus to the General Motors Centre to play once again their rivals the Oshawa Generals. An early game starting with the opening face off at 6:09 in front of a big crowd of 5856 fans (Whom of which included myself). Oshawa giving the Petes an early power play 4:44 into the game, while Peterborough will return the favour at 13:53 as Cameron Lizotte gets a tripping penalty. The kid, the rookie himself Steven Lorentz gets an interference penalty at 16:50 but once again our penalty kill line are able to fight off the Generals from opening the scoring in the first period. Second period comes along and finally at 12:14 someone will get on the board but unfortunately it is the Oshawa Generals who get there first making it 1-0. Nelson Armstrong will take a delay of game penalty at 15:19, which gives Oshawa their second goal of the game. Brady Latour of Oshawa will get a roughing penalty with just one second left in the period, giving Peterborough the chance to start out on the power play in the third period. Even though their had the second intermission to plan and put together plays for the third period Peterborough will not be able to use the power play to get themselves on the board. Tyson Baker our call up of the night will take a roughing penalty along with Scott Laughton of Oshawa at 7:00 even. At 10:53 Oshawa will extend their lead once more making it 3-0 with under 10 minutes to play. Less then a minute later at 11:51 Oshawa will get their fourth of the night, to rub it in Peterborough’s face just a tad more. Greg Betzold will take a holding penalty at 16:33, while Cole Cassels of Oshawa will get a cross checking penalty at the same time. Unfortunately that’s all the non-excitement of the game and we end loosing 4-0 to Oshawa in their home.

Stars of the Game

1. Scott Laughton 21-OSH
2. Ken Appleby 35-OSH
3. Colin Suellentrop 25-OSH

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.