All posts by Jessica

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.
  • Hoppy Floppy Easter!

    Welcome back to the Memorial Gardens in North Bay, where our Petes are taking on the Battalion for Game 2 in our Round 1 OHL Playoffs 2016. Game 1, was…..

  • History RePETES?

    Here we are, Round 1 OHL Playoffs Game 1 our Peterborough Petes are taking on the North Bay Battalion in this round. And tonights starts Game 1. So lets get…..

  • A Hard Fight

    It is game number 67 for both teams tonight and our Peterborough Petes are taking on the Mississauga Steelheads. Both teams needing the points to claim their spot in the…..

  • A Packed House

    We are back at the Peterborough Memorial Centre for the final home game of the big 60th season with a even BIGGER rivalry game because there is two former Peterborough…..

  • Generals Outburst

    Well I don’t know about you but this day light savings time has hopefully changed the daylight in the Petes eyes after last nights train wreck. I’m sorry, I’ll be…..

  • Horse Races

    Here we are in Barrie Ontario, taking on the Barrie Colts tonight with our Peterborough Petes looking to get another win. Tonight is the first time that both teams will…..

  • A Photo Finish

    Welcome back to the Peterborough Memorial Centre where our Peterborough Petes are taking on the North Bay Battalion tonight for the second last home game in regular season. Last game…..

  • Shut-up and Fish

    Tonight our Peterborough Petes are taking on the Mississauga Steelheads at our Peterborough Memorial Centre. If you haven’t heard the song “Shut-up and Fish” by the beautiful Maddie & Tae…..

  • The Hats Are Tricked

    Welcome to the Peterborough Memorial Centre where our Peterborough Petes are taking on the Hamilton Bulldogs. The big 60th season is coming to an end, and the Petes are still…..

  • First OHL Fight

    Well, there is two ways to look at tonights game. 1. A good start to the upcoming week, and getting back on the right track. Or 2. An end to…..

  • Game Day Decision

    We are back at the cold stuff and in a colder part of Ontario as well this afternoon with our Peterborough Petes taking on the North Bay Battalion. Out of…..

  • They’re going to Spit Fire

    Hello to my Peterborough Petes family on this Family Day match-up at the Peterborough Memorial Centre afternoon game. Today the Petes are taking on the Windsor Spitfires, for a game…..