Koekkoek scores first NHL goal; Lorentz in ECHL
Former Petes player Slater Koekkoek scored his first National Hockey League goal Thursday night and then added a second one to help lead the Tampa Bay Lightning over the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 in Tampa, Fla.
Lorentz in ECHL
Petes grad Steve Lorentz scored a goal and had 17 penalty minutes in two pre-season games for the Charlotte Checkers but it wasn’t enough to keep him with the Carolina Hurricanes AHL affiliate.
The Checkers assigned Lorentz, who is in the first of a three-year contract with the Hurricanes, to the ECHL’s Florida Everblades where he’ll join two former Petes teammates Nelson Armstrong and Clark Seymour.
YourTV’s broadcast of Thursday’s game was delayed due to technical difficulties. According to the broadcast crew they were unable to access a satellite feed to show it live and had to show the game on tape delay.
Off to university
There are 209 OHL graduates playing CIS hockey this season including 16 former Petes. There are 10 ex-Petes playing in the OUA including Peterborough minor hockey grad Dylan Fitze (Laurentian Voyageurs) as well as Kyle Jenkins (Laurier Golden Hawks), Josh Maguire (UOIT Ridgebacks), Mike Morrison (Waterloo Warriors), Brandon Prophet (Queen’s Gaels), Jason Da Silva (Guelph Gryphons), Cody Thompson (Guelph), Anthony Stefano (Western Mustangs), Matt Watson (Western) and Reid Jackman (York Lions). There are six former Petes playing in the AUS including Michael Clarke (St. Francis Xavier X-Men), Nathan Pancel (St. FX), Hunter Garlent (Saint Mary’s Huskies), Matt Mancina (UPEI Islanders), J. C. Camp ag na( U PEI) and Andrew Rieder (Dalhousie Tigers).
Campbellford native and Kingston Frontenacs sophomore Nathan Dunkley has been suspended five games by the OHL for an incident in last Friday’s game against the Flint Firebirds. According to the Kingston Whig-Standard, Dunkley received a game misconduct penalty while passing by the Flint bench after Kingston scored a third period goal.
Kingston general manager Darren Keily confirmed the suspension to the Whig.
“For inappropriate words. He made a mistake,” Keily said.
Dunkley has six points in six games this season.
Chris Paquette returned to the Petes lineup Thursday night after missing six games to an upper body injury. He was placed on a line with Zach Gallant and Nick Isaacson while Pavel Gogolev shifted to a line with Semyon Der-Arguchintsev and Nikita Korostelev. Bobby Dow switched to a line with Nick Robertson and Matyas Svoboda.
Matt Timms skated on Thursday for the first time since breaking a bone in his foot. Petes coach Jody Hull said Timms will need some time to get up to speed so he’s unlikely to play this weekend but could return next week. Cole Fraser is nursing a lower body injury suffered in Ottawa last Friday. Hull said he hopes Fraser can resume skating on Monday. Rookies Chad Denault and John Parker-Jones were scratched Thursday night.