Butler, Conley score twice each
Petes second-round draft pick
Cameron Butler and 2017 U18 draft pick Eric Conley scored two goals each to lead White to a 10-6 win over Maroon in Wednesday night’s annual Maroon and White Game at the Memorial Centre.
Cole Fraser, Chris Paquette, Ryan Richardson, Chad Denault, Brady Hinz and Tyler Beneteau also scored. Nick Robertson and Zach Gallant led Maroon with two goals each, with singles to Cameron Supryka and Nick Isaacson.
All six goalies in camp played one period each. For Maroon,
Hunter Jones allowed four goals, Jacob Hearne three and
Jordan Smith three. For White, Tye Austin allowed three, Blake Curran zero and Kyle Curtin one.
The Petes start their pre-season Saturday on the road to the Guelph Storm. They host the Oshawa Generals at 2 p.m. Sunday at the PMC.
Panetta leaves camp
After Wednesday morning’s scrimmages the Petes reassigned 12 players including Aaron Chiarot (Welland Jr. B Canadians), Jamie Engelbert (Cobourg Jr. A Cougars), Christopher Goodwin (TBD), Tyson Hillier
(Elmira Jr. B Sugar Kings), Jakson Kirk (Elmira Jr. B Sugar Kings), Keegan McMullen
(Timmins Jr. A Rock), Eli Palfreyman (Pelham Jr. B Panthers), Matthew Perciballi (TBD), Jacob Romano (French River Jr. A Rapids), Carter Schoonderwoerd (St. Mary’s Jr. B Lincolns), Joey Studnicka
(TBD) and Jacob Traynor
(Brockville Jr. A Braves).
Petes 2017 fourth-round pick Daniel Panetta (Wellington Jr. A Dukes) and Alderic Denis
(Navan Jr. A Grads) chose to return to their respective teams. Panetta has a commitment to Colgate University.
“Our staff, led by player development coach Mike Duco, will monitor and their continued development and maintain regular communication with them and their respective coaches this season,” said Petes GM Mike Oke.
More players were to be reassigned following the Maroon & White Game. A list was not available by press time.
Nick Robertson led all players in scoring in the three training camp scrimmage sessions with six goals and one assist. Robertson had the most goals while Austin Osmanski, Bobby Dow and Zach Gallant tied for the lead in assists with three each.
Osmanski led Team Pat McAuley Real Estate with five points on two goals and three assists. Chris Paquette led Team East Side Mario’s with four goals while Robertson topped Team Lansdowne Place.
Hunter Jones led the goalies with fewest goals allowed (3) and highest save percentage (.944) followed by Jordan Smith (4, .920), Blake Curran (5, .900), Tye Austin (6, .870), Kyle Curtin (7, .873) and Jacob Hearne (8, .843).
OHL rule changes
The OHL announced three rule and policy changes adopted at their annual summer meetings.
The OHL will reduce the number of years out that teams can trade draft picks. Beginning on Sept. 1 teams can’t trade picks more than six years away. It will lower to five years in 2020 and four from 2021 forward.
The OHL altered its tie-breaking formula for standings at the end of the season to remove shootout wins from the criteria. The team with more wins excluding shootout wins will get the higher seed.
For teams tied for playoff spots, a sudden-death game is still required to break ties.
The league also set its intermission length at 17 minutes for all 20 teams.
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Team Maroon’s Nick Robertson gets a hug from team White’s Cole Fraser next to teammates Zach Gallant (11) and Adam Timleck during the annual Maroon and White game on Wednesday night at the Memorial Centre.