Jones back­stops Pe­tes to a win over 67’s

Robert­son, Chisholm ex­tend their points streaks as Pe­tes play first of two games with­out SDA

The Peterborough Examiner - - SPORTS - MIKE DAVIES EX­AM­INER SPORTS DI­REC­TOR mike.davies @pe­ter­bor­ough­

OT­TAWA — The Peter­bor­ough Pe­tes weren’t at their best but Hunter Jones had their back Fri­day night.

Jones made 34 saves, and was 88 sec­onds from a shutout, to back­stop the Pe­tes to their sec­ond win at Ot­tawa’s TD Place beat­ing the 67’s 3-1.

Liam Kirk, Cameron But­ler and Max Grondin pro­vided the of­fence as the Pe­tes im­proved to 8-3 and moved four points ahead of Ot­tawa (6-3-0).

A night af­ter win­ning their home opener 4-3 over the Hamil­ton Bull­dogs on Thurs­day, the Pe­tes re­turned to the road where they played their first nine games of the sea­son. They will also visit the first place Oshawa Gen­er­als on Sun­day at 6 p.m., mean­ing 11 of their first 12 games are away from home. They’ll play 33 of their fi­nal 56 games at home.

Kirk sur­prised Cedric An­dree with a shot from the cor­ner that banked in off the 67’s net­min­der with 14 sec­onds left in the first pe­riod. De­clan Chisholm picked up an as­sist ex­tend­ing his points streak to 10 games.

Jones, mak­ing his ninth start of the sea­son and sec­ond in as many nights, whipped out his glove to rob Austen Keat­ing in the open­ing min­utes of the sec­ond pe­riod.

The Pe­tes went up by two at 4:16 when But­ler one-timed Ma­son McTav­ish’s pass for his fourth goal of the sea­son.

The 67’s poured on the pres­sure in the sec­ond pe­riod out­shoot­ing the Pe­tes 19-3 but they couldn’t find the back of the net. The Pe­tes were un­der siege in the fi­nal minute of the sec­ond when a Noel Hoe­fen­mayer point shot got de­flected off the post and Jack Quinn missed an open net with Jones, who was mostly stel­lar, at his mercy.

Af­ter all that pres­sure it took Ot­tawa half a pe­riod to reg­is­ter

their first shot of the third when Jones was called on to make a tough save off Cameron Tol­nai. He also made a quick pad save as Keat­ing got a shot off on a par­tial break­away with eight min­utes left.

Keat­ing broke Jones’ shutout bid with 1:28 left, de­flect­ing a

shot with An­dree pulled for an ex­tra at­tacker.

Grondin scored into an empty net at 19:01. Robert­son had an as­sist to ex­tend his points streak to 11 games. NOTES: Se­myon Der-Ar­guch­int­sev sat out the first game of a two-game sus­pen­sion for

get­ting in­volved in a sec­ond fight at the con­clu­sion of Thurs­day’s 4-3 home opener win against Hamil­ton. His com­bat­ant, Tag Ber­tuzzi, was also sus­pended for two games …

Matt Mc­Na­mara also missed Fri­day’s game with a lower body strain sus­tained late in Thurs­day’s game, said head coach Rob Wil­son. Artem Guryev

re­turned to ac­tion to re­place Mc­Na­mara and Kee­gan

McMullen took Der-Ar­guch­int­sev’s spot… The Pe­tes an­nounced on Fri­day they have re­as­signed Peter­bor­ough na­tive Cur­tis Trol­ley to the OJHL’s Lind­say Muskies. With 22 skaters the Pe­tes were hav­ing trou­ble get­ting Trol­ley play­ing time. Also scratched Fri­day was Dustin Hut­ton … The Ot­tawa 67’s have lost for­ward

Graeme Clarke for an es­ti­mated four months to shoul­der surgery. Mer­rick Rip­pon was also side­lined with a lower body in­jury … Three stars were 1. Hunter Jones (P); 2. Liam Kirk (P); 3. Cameron But­ler (P).

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