First hat trick for Still­man in Petes loss

An­other rough out­ing for Petes goalie Tye Austin; Petes couldn’t hold lead and fall 9-6 to Wolves

The Peterborough Examiner - - SPORTS - MIKE DAVIES EX­AM­INER SPORTS DI­REC­TOR

SUD­BURY — A Peter­bor­ough boy stuck a dag­ger in the Petes on Fri­day night.

Chase Still­man’s first OHL hat trick, all In the third pe­riod, sparked the Sud­bury Wolves 9-6 win over the Petes at the Sud­bury Com­mu­nity Arena.

Top NHL prospect Quin­ton By­field had a goal and three as­sists for Sud­bury while the Petes top line com­bined for 10 points in a wild shootout. Nick Robert­son and Liam Kirk scor­ing two goals and an as­sist each and Se­myon DerAr­guch­int­sev a goal and three as­sists.

The Petes are now 3-2, all on the road, to start the year. Both losses were 9-6 scores with Tye Austin in goal.

It was the sec­ond of six stops on a 10-day road trip, the long­est in club his­tory. The Petes will travel to Sault Ste. Marie on Satur­day for a 2 p.m. game Sun­day against the Grey­hounds.

Goals came fast and fu­ri­ous with both teams scor­ing on their first two shots.

Af­ter giv­ing up eight goals in his only other start this sea­son Austin gave up two goals in the open­ing 3:24. Blake Mur­ray went to the crease to bang in David Levin’s pass. Jack Thomp­son slid down to the back­door to con­vert By­field’s pass on a power play.

Michael Lit­tle tipped David Maier’s point shot past Chris­tian Pur­boo on a power play at 6:05. Owen Gil­hula made it 3-1 on a power play at 8:39 set up by Ma­cauley Car­son.

The Petes replied 51 sec­onds later on their sec­ond shot with Der-Ar­guch­int­sev’s sec­ond goal in as many nights as­sisted by Cameron But­ler and rookie Ma­son MacTav­ish who has points in all five games this sea­son.

Five more goals came in the sec­ond pe­riod with three in a row by the Petes to jump ahead 5-3 just 3:50 into the sec­ond.

Pur­boo was re­placed by Mitchell Weeks af­ter Kirk de­flected Shawn Spear­ing’s shot for three goals on five shots.

Robert­son ex­tended his goal scor­ing streak to five games slip­ping Der-Ar­guch­int­sev’s pass by Weeks on his first shot he faced. Robert­son scored again on a power play roof­ing De­clan Chisholm’s pass.

Car­son drew Sud­bury within one af­ter the puck bounced to him off the end­boards. By­field tied it on a power play at 13:48 with a laser shot.

Still­man put Sud­bury in front 2:56 into the third with his sec­ond OHL goal chip­ping a re­bound over Austin. Shane Bulitka scored 42 sec­onds later to make it 7-5.

The Petes bounced back with Kirk’s sec­ond of the night redi­rect­ing Artem Guryev’s shot at 5:44. It was Guryev’s first OHL point.

Still­man took a pass af­ter a Der-Ar­guch­int­sev turnover and deked past Ja­cob Pa­que­tte to snap a shot un­der Austin’s arm at 8:13.

Still­man capped the hat trick into an empty net.

NOTES: Peter­bor­ough mi­nor hockey grad Chase Still­man’s first OHL goal last week against North Bay was nom­i­nated for OHL goal of the week. It’s worth check­ing out on video… For­mer Peter­bor­ough res­i­dent Bud Ste­fan­ski is no longer as­sis­tant coach with Sud­bury. He an­nounced his re­tire­ment in the off-sea­son when the Wolves in­tro­duced alum­nus Zach Stor­tini as his re­place­ment.

BEN LEESON THE SUD­BURY STAR

Peter­bor­ough Petes for­ward Nick Robert­son streaks into the Sud­bury Wolves zone while Sud­bury Wolves for­ward David Levin gives chase dur­ing first-pe­riod OHL ac­tion at Sud­bury Com­mu­nity Arena on Fri­day night. Robert­son had two goals in a 9-6 Petes loss.

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