Let Us Remember

We’re back on the ice tonight for our third game in three nights, and its in St. Catharines taking on the Niagara Ice Dogs this evening. After a rough game last night in Erie we’re hoping better results back in Ontario. Starting tonight for the mighty maroon and cream is Matthew Spencer, Dominik Masin, Hunter Garlent, Steve Lorentz, and Eric Cornel with Matthew Mancina beginning in goal. On a health note, Kyle Jenkins, Josh Coyle and now C.J. Clarke who was injured in last nights game, no details of how he is doing today but last night was cut on the leg by his own skate from what i have been able to find online so far… So 6, 26, 12 and 11 Zach Gallant (Under-17) are all out this evening.

Our first period starts like the regular Petes are out on the ice this evening,  Matt Timms getting an “tripping” penalty at 1:03. With Niagara getting their first power play of the game, it will be 2:11 with Vince Dunn will get the IceDogs on the board for their Remembrance Day game. But it won’t take long once were back to 5 on 5 for Nick Grima getting an ugly “hooking” penalty at 3:10. This time however our Petes will be able to kill off that penalty. But the refs are going all in tonight with Josh Maguire and Kyle Langdon at 6:05 both taking 2 minutes in the box for “roughing”. But don’t hold your breath with 4 on 4 hockey because Cameron Lizotte gets a “roughing” penalty at 7:46 while at the same time Josh Ho-Sang taking a “slashing” penalty. Seriously, the refs are just going nuts tonight. Aleksandar Mikulovich getting an “interference” penalty at 8:19. But the Petes getting their first power play of the game, and with Eric Cornel tying up tonight’s game at 8:52. We’re back to 5 on 5 hockey for a short while because Christopher Paquette gets a “cross-checking” penalty at 10:29. This power play however will only come up with the Petes getting one shot on net, the penalty kill from Niagara is doing damage this time. We’re finally back to 5 on 5 hockey let’s see how long this one decides to last! This time we’re actually able to see some real hockey being played now that the refs are finally letting them play. Peterborough able to put on some more pressure but a little too much pressure because Greg Betzold gets a “check from behind” penalty at 16:37. Bleeerrrggggg..Those pesky dogs are able to score with just 1 second left on the power play with Graham Knott scoring at 18:37. Not too much really can happen afterwards because there isn’t enough time left on the clock for there to be any more big rushes! So we head into the first intermission Niagara leading this one 2-1, the shot clock being just as close Niagara 9, Peterborough 8.

We head back to the ice in tonights match up between our Peterborough Petes and the Niagara IceDogs to the middle 20 minutes of play. I can’t tell you how many hockey games I’ve watched on tv, i STILL forget that they switch sides and that the cameras don’t switch. It weirds me right out, I guess in the arena I switch with them but on the tv it just looks weird. Anyways, we’re back to some pretty little players playing for some more goals and action out there on the cold stuff. The refs have seemed to cool down a little bit, and like us are enjoying watching the game be played the way it should. Literally as I say this, we’re heading to a Petes power play because Zach Wilkie gets a “holding” penalty at 4:04. We’re ready for the comeback boys to show what they are made of. Power play teams are out on the ice and of course passing the puck around a billion times before we get some shots on net. But after that is out of the way, we do get some good shots on net with a couple rebounds but no goals with the man advantage. The announcers are saying that its getting a little rough now like half way through the second period, IT WAS PHYSICAL IN THE FIRST 2 MINUTES of the first period. Although there isn’t much else happening other then the physical play right now. But Josh Ho-Sang will take a “high-sticking” penalty at 8:37. So we’re back to the Petes Power play but this one will be a lot of skating around the ice and not a whole lot of shooting the puck. We’re back to 5 on 5 hockey with this physical game that is just cruising along with both teams trying to get control of the puck. And with that Niagara does get control of the puck with the first even strength goal this evening by Jordan Maletta at 13:38.  Matt Timms gets some space along the boards and feeds the puck right in front of the IceDogs goal and passes to Eddie Schulz but as pretty as that play was Brent Moran the goaltender of Niagara is super dramatic with his glove save. Just after that its another penalty for the Petes this time going to Josh Maguire for “tripping” at 15:31. We’re back to the Niagara IceDogs on the power play, and our mighty maroon and cream on the penalty kill… This time we are able to kill off the man disadvantage. Now things are getting really physical with Matt Timms and Graham Knott colliding into the Petes net. Both players get a “roughing” penalty at 18:18. Here’s some more 4 on 4 hockey this evening, but Matthew Mancina keeping our boys into the game making the saves he needs to for the Petes. With that we’re heading into the second intermission with Niagara still leading this one now 3-1.

Our third and final 20 minutes of play in tonight’s game, IceDogs able to put on some early pressure but we’re ready for our comeback boys. Matt Timms has really been playing so amazingly this season, with only one season under his belt he is really playing well this year. With that said he just took a huge hit to the boards, Johnny Corneil takes a “check to the head” penalty at 1:53. We’re here for a Petes power play and our boys are still being very physical even with the man advantage. But they aren’t able to keep the puck in the Niagara end of the ice right now. Once inside the zone, Niagara gets control and shoots the puck to the other end. But we’re back at our struggle bus trying to get some serious action happening out on the ice. With 20 seconds left on the power play, we are very chaotic out here. We of course have made it back to 5 on 5 without getting any more goals on the board. The boys seem to be getting pretty tired tonight, with it being the 3rd in 3 nights and we are back at the Peterborough Memorial Centre for our Remembrance Day game on Tuesday… That’s only 2 days rest for our boys to be able to get back in the winning column.  Matthew Mancina still keeping our boys in to tonight’s game. Greg Betzold gets a high stick to the face and of course tries to be dramatic about it and stays down way too long. The refs aren’t going to let you be calling the game. We’re at 8 minutes even into the third period, and Peterborough ices the puck. So we get to see Matt Watson on the ice tonight with a gorgeous hit giving the Petes the puck but thats when it gets iced. After a few little energy boosts in the Niagara end, we’re onto a Niagara power play with Cole Fraser getting a “checking to the head” penalty at 9:33. Our boys are however doing awesome with playing a strong defensive game tonight. Blocking many shots and playing a pretty solid game tonight. With that said, Cameron Lizotte is a pretty aggressive player but he has grown up so much in the last year.. But Cameron Lizotte will be called AFTER THE PLAY and after the whistle for a “game-misc-kneeing” penalty at 10:48. So thats a 5 minute major and he is excused from the game. That one is going to sting more than the shot to the shoulder in the second period. Once Cole Fraser’s penalty is up the puck magically gets to him and his stick he gets a sorta kinda breakaway but isn’t able to get a shot on net. Brandon Perlini of Niagara will get their 4th of the night at 12:21. While at 12:55 Christopher Paquette will get the IceDogs 5th of the night. But at 13:41 all hell breaks loose Adam Timleck is in the box serving the penalty for Lizotte. Dominik Masin gets a 2 minute “roughing” penalty. Johnny Corneil gets a “roughing” and “cross checking” penalty. But that just makes it 4 on 4 for a little while. Because Hunter Garlent at 13:55 gets called for “hooking” and he skates himself to the penalty box knowing exactly what he has done. With that I’ve given up talking about tonight’s game, because it was over in the first period. On that note, good night everyone! See you on Tuesday!

Stars of the Game

1. Vince Dunn (NIA) – 4
2. Ryan Mantha (NIA) – 22
3. Brent Moran (NIA) – 31


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.