The Niagara IceDogs continued their road stretch to start the 2018-19 season tonight in Peterborough. Following an exciting 8-6 win in Mississauga, the ‘Dogs were looking to kick off an early 3 in 3 weekend with a solid game against the Petes. Colton Incze got the start between the pipes.
The ‘Dogs got off to a hot start tonight, picking right up where they left off on Sunday in Mississauga. Ben Jones and Matthew Philip went streaking into the offensive zone early in the 1st period. Jonesy found Kirill Maksimov behind the net, to feed Philly for the one time between the faceoff circles to take the 1-0 lead! Four minutes later, the Petes tied the game. But, it was Ben Jones who re-gained the lead for the IceDogs with under 7 minutes to play in the 1st period. The IceDogs carried the 2-1 lead into the 2nd period.
The Petes scored two consecutive goals in the middle frame to take a 3-2 lead. Facing a flurry of shots in the period, Colton Incze made an incredible stick save to keep the puck out of the net.
The ‘Dogs came out hard in the third period but just couldn’t beat the CHL goaltender of the week, Hunter Jones. The Petes added two more goals in the 3rd period (1 empty netter), to take this one 5-2.
We’re at home tomorrow, Friday, September 28th for our first game at the Meridian Centre! Our long-time playoff rival, the new look Kingston Frontenacs are coming to town as we open our home season schedule!
We’re back in action on Saturday, September 29th, at home to the North Bay Battalion. Saturday marks our first Goodwill Niagara Donation Night. Bring your donations to any Meridian Centre entrance and receive a $2 ticket voucher for our Oct. 24th game against the Peterborough Petes!
Limited tickets remain for our opening weekend Eastern Conference rivalry games, and can be purchased online HERE, or in person at the following locations:
IceDogs Meridian Centre Offices 905-687-3641
Meridian Centre Box Office
Pen Centre Customer Service
Seaway Mall Customer Service
Shots on goal:
Niagara : 28
Peterborough : 35
Big Marco’s Pizza Three Stars of the Game:
1st star : Liam Kirk (PBO)
2nd star : Ben Jones (NIA)
3rd star : Brady Hinz (PBO)