Koekkoek scores first NHL goal; Lorentz in ECHL

PETES PIECES

The Peterborough Examiner - - SPORTS - MIKE DAVIES EX­AM­INER SPORTS DI­REC­TOR mdavies@post­media.com

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.

Tech­ni­cal dif­fi­cul­ties

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).

Dunk­ley sus­pended

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.

Ros­ter notes

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.

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