Middle Period Costs IceDogs

Three unanswered second period goals proved to be the difference for the IceDogs, in a 5-2 game one loss in Peterborough.The teams traded goals in the first and third periods as the Petes grabbed a 1-0 lead in the best of seven East quarterfinal.

Kirill Maksimov opened the scoring just over four minutes in, with a right wing snap shot that had the Memorial Centre buzzing. Justin Brack picked up the lone assist. The visitors from St Catharines would hold the lead until 16:06 when the home aide tied it. First period shots favoured the home side 16-11.

Trailing 4-1 into the third, the Petes extended the advantage just before the five minute mark. Danial Singer closed out the scoring with help from Pavel Demin and Kyle Langdon with under five to play. For the game, the Petes held the shots edge 43-34.

The IceDogs will get another chance to grab home ice on Saturday night. 610 CKTB will have game two beginning with the pre-game at 6:30.