Peterborough Petes Clinch Playoff Spot, Tickets Go On Sale Wednesday

Liam Kirk’s first OHL hat trick and Adam Timleck’s first four point game helped the Peterborough Petes clinch a spot in the 2019 OHL Playoffs with a 6-5 win over the Battalion in North Bay on Sunday afternoon.

With three regular season games left, the Petes have picked a perfect time to get hot. The win was their third straight and seventh in their last nine games.

Photo courtesy Peterborough Petes

Photo courtesy Peterborough Petes

Tickets for playoff home games 1 and 2 will go on sale to Petes season ticket members and the general public on Wednesday, March 13th at 9:30 a.m. through the Baker Tilly Box Office at the Peterborough Memorial Centre.

Season ticket members can purchase tickets in person or over the phone at (705) 743-3561, while the general public can also purchase online

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The Peterborough Petes Are Returning To Maroon And White Jerseys With Modern Design

The Peterborough Petes announced at an exclusive fan appreciation event at the Junction Nightclub on Wednesday evening (January 23rd) that the team will return to wearing maroon and white jerseys beginning next season.

The white jerseys will feature maroon panels and piping, while the maroon jerseys will feature white panels and piping. Both jerseys will feature a single-colour logo and a Peterborough Lift Lock patch on each shoulder. The current black jersey, with cream and maroon accents, will remain as the team’s third jersey.

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“While our current jersey design was well received when it was unveiled ahead of the 2014-15 season, fans, players and staff have continued to express their fondness for our traditional colours,” says Petes President Dave Pogue. “We’re excited to continue to pay homage to our storied history, but with a modern design.”

Season ticket holder Patrick McAuley had this to say in a tweet…

The Petes say they decided to make the jersey announcement now for their fans before they encounter jersey designs in manufacturer sales materials for the upcoming season.

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The Petes also have longstanding and successful partnerships in place with the Peterborough Minor Hockey Council and Peterborough Hockey Association that they wanted to be aware of the jersey change.

The Petes don’t require all minor hockey teams to change to the new jersey design, but those that wish to change need to know with enough lead time to order new jerseys.

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Peterborough Petes Are Now The No. 5 Ranked Team In Canadian Hockey League

The Canadian Hockey League just released its Kia CHL Top 10 Rankings for this week and your Peterborough Petes are ranked No. 5.

The Petes have a record of 8-2-0-0 so far this season, including three wins in three days last weekend in games against the Erie Otters, Oshawa Generals and Windsor Spitfires. The team is first overall in the East Division, Eastern Conference, and Ontario Hockey League with 16 points.

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The weekly rankings—composed of teams from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League, and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League—are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts.

Photo via  @CHLHockey

Photo via @CHLHockey

The Petes are back in action Thursday, October 18th at 7:05 p.m. when they host the Oshawa Generals. Tickets are available through the PMC Collins Barrow Box Office in person, over the phone Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 24 hours a day online.

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Watch: Dave Pogue On Team 55, Mental Health, Peterborough Petes & Community

On Episode 23 of our show PTBOCanada, Dave Pogue talks about the impact Team 55: Let's Tackle Suicide Awareness is having in raising awareness and funds around mental health programs.

Dave Pogue on "PTBOCanada" show

Dave Pogue on "PTBOCanada" show

Dave's son Mitchell took his own life in 2013, and shortly thereafter he decided to start the Team 55 program after approaching the Canadian Mental Health Association local chapter. He had no idea at the time the impact it would have, as the program is going stronger than ever since its inception more than five years ago.

Watch the episode below as Pogue—also President of the Peterborough Petes—talks about Team 55, Friday Night Lights, the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Petes and community love...

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Bob Gainey Named Senior Advisor To Peterborough Petes Board Of Directors

The Peterborough Petes Board of Directors have named alumnus and Hall of Famer Bob Gainey as a Senior Advisor ahead of the 2018/2019 season.
 
The Peterborough native will be available to provide guidance and expertise directly to the Board of Directors on matters relating to both hockey and business operations.

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Having served as player, coach, general manager, and president at the NHL level for nearly 40 years, Gainey will provide unparalleled experience to his hometown team.
 
“I’m really looking forward to joining the Petes in this capacity, and am counting on my years of experience in hockey to be able to bring a new view and different ideas to the organization,” says Gainey.

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A left winger who played for the Petes from 1971-73, Gainey was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992 following a 16-year NHL playing career with the Montreal Canadiens. He won five Stanley Cups, four Frank J. Selke trophies, and a Conn Smythe trophy during his playing career.
 
Gainey began his NHL front office experience in 1992 as Head Coach of the Minnesota North Stars. He guided that team to the Stanley Cup final in his first year, and was involved in the relocation to Dallas before winning back-to-back Presidents’ Trophies from 1997 to 1999.

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Peterborough Petes Name Rob Wilson New Head Coach

Peterborough Petes alumnus and accomplished professional hockey player and coach Rob Wilson has been named the 23rd Head Coach in team history.

Wilson served as Head Coach of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga’s (DEL) Nuremberg Ice Tigers for the past three seasons, compiling a record of 97-43-0-8 in the German premiere league over that span.

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“After conducting a thorough review and selection process through which a number of highly qualified candidates were considered, I’m very excited to announce Rob as our new Head Coach,” says General Manager Mike Oke. “Rob brings a strong knowledge of the game, utilizing current systems and strategies to prepare his players for various game situations."

Rob Wilson (Photo via Nuremberg Ice Tigers website)

Rob Wilson (Photo via Nuremberg Ice Tigers website)

Wilson played for the Petes during the 1988-89 season after being acquired from the Sudbury Wolves. He helped the team win the J. Ross Robertson Cup as OHL champions that season before embarking on a pro playing career that included stops in various North American and European leagues.

“I felt that the opportunity to join the Petes would allow me to have a strong, positive impact on the organization, and particularly on the players,” says Coach Wilson. “As a coach I’m hard but fair. Players will feel intensity through my leadership.”

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Wilson has maintained strong connections with the Peterborough area through his career. His daughters Jessica and Lynsay live and attend school in Peterborough, and he owns a cottage on Chemong Lake. His fiancée, Heidi, and her son, Max, will relocate to the area this summer.

The Petes are coming off their 2nd highest attendance in team history and are now hoping to put a winning product on the ice for the fans.

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Petes Rename Media/Scout Room In Gary Dalliday’s Honour

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".

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40 New Canadians To Be Welcomed At Official Ceremony Before Peterborough Petes Game

To celebrate the growing diversity of the Peterborough community and to help reinforce the inclusivity of the game of hockey, the Petes will join members of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in welcoming 40 new Canadian citizens at an official Canadian citizenship ceremony before the game against the London Knights on Thursday, March 1st.

The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive a free Canadian flag. Members of the audience who are already citizens are invited to reaffirm their commitment to Canada by raising their right hand and taking the oath of citizenship and singing our national anthem, O Canada with our new Canadians.

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THE SCHEDULE FOR THE CEREMONY

6:57 pm: New Canadians and dignitaries welcomed to centre ice
6:59 pm: Officiant’s remarks
7:04 pm: Oath of citizenship (words will be displayed on the videoboard for all fans who wish to join)
7:06 pm: Receipt of citizenship certificates
7:12 pm: Closing remarks
7:17 pm: Ceremonial puck drop with team captains
7:18 pm: National anthem
7:24 pm: Game start

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Peterborough Petes Petes Hire Mental Performance Coach To Enhance Players With Their Mental Game

Recognizing the mental aspect of the game is just as important as the physical, the Peterborough Petes have added a Mental Performance Coach to this year's team, bringing on Brenley Shapiro to their staff.

A Toronto-based Sport Psychology and Performance Consultant, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Certified Sports Vision Trainer, Shapiro’s program combines theories of cognition and behaviours into mental skills training, along with scientific strategies using state-of-the-art technologies to strengthen neurocognitive processing.

Brenley Shapiro

Brenley Shapiro

“The mind leads the body,” says Shapiro. “My goal is to teach the players how their mind impacts their performance by providing them with tips and strategies that will build a mindset for success.”

Shapiro has extensive experience and a specialized focus in work with hockey teams and players at every level from minor hockey through to the OHL, KHL, AHL and NHL. She has also been involved with the OHL Combine, U15 Program of Excellence, and sits on the expert panel for the Coaches Association of Ontario. She is a published author, keynote speaker, and the Mental Performance Spokesperson for Gatorade Canada.

Kudos to the Petes for this great hire.

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Council Approves New Facility Agreement Between Peterborough Petes & City Of Peterborough

Council Approves New Facility Agreement Between Peterborough Petes & City Of Peterborough

Councillors vote to approve funding request

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