After nine straight games on the road to start the season as the Peterborough Memorial Centre completed renovations, the Petes finally hit home ice, defeating Hamilton Bulldogs 4-3 in front of a sell-out crowd of 3,719.
The maroon and white scoring two goals in the final minutes of the third period to complete the comeback victory. Peterborough were deserving of the win, outshooting the visiting Bulldogs 38-25.
Photo by Jess Van Staalduinen, Peterborough Petes
In addition, goalie Hunter Jones is honouring the late legendary broadcaster Gary Dalliday—Petes play by play announcer Pete Dalliday’s dad—on his goalie mask.
“Big shout out to Petes goalie Hunter Jones who’s paying tribute to my father on his mask this year,” says Pete Dalliday in a Facebook post. “What a classy young man. He could have put anything on there and he did this. Thanks Hunter.”
Photo courtesy Peterborough Petes
The Petes are back on the road to take on two of the country’s top teams, Ottawa on Friday and Oshawa on Sunday. Their next home game is on Thursday, October 24th at 7:05 p.m. when they host the Sarnia Sting.
A big crowd of family, friends and colleagues gathered in the Skybox Media/Scout Room on Tuesday morning (March 13th) for the announcement that the room will now be named after local broadcast legend Gary Dalliday.
Dalliday, who was the sports director at CHEX-TV for 35 years and, along with his son Pete, served as the Petes’ radio voice for 15 seasons, spoke about how touched he was by the honour.
Dalliday is a popular figure in the Petes Media/Scout Room, where he has acted as host alongside Don Barrie for several seasons. The 76-year-old, who is a member of the Peterborough Pathway of Fame and was recently Co-Chair of the Pete's Pink in the Rink game in support of cancer research, is battling cancer for the 3rd time.
The fourth floor lounge, which overlooks the ice, is an area for local, national, and international media and scouts to congregate before and during Petes home games. It will now be known as the "Gary Dalliday Media/Scout Room".