The Mississauga Steelheads looked to bounce back from a 4-2 road loss to the Peterborough Petes in a home-and-home matchup Friday night. The Trout looked to give the fans a good show, secure a win at home and get back in the win column.
The first period started with a bang, as Shaw Boomhower landed a big hit within the first minute of play. An interference penalty sent Stefan LeBlanc to the box at 7:06. Just after the Steelheads penalty, Jonathan Ang opened up the scoreboard with a goal at 9:14. His shot was assisted by Adam Timleck. Vili Saarijarvi gave Peterborough their second power play of the game, as he conceded a slashing penalty. With four seconds left on the penalty, Matthew Mancina made a huge glove save to keep the Trout in the game. Saarijarvi fired off a rocket from the blue line, to put Mississauga up on the board, and give him his third goal of the season in as many games.
Peterborough conceded an early penalty in the second as Jonathan Ang was sent to the box for tripping at 41 seconds. Shaw Boomhower gave the Trout the lead at 8:06, as his shot made it past Dylan Wells. Boomhower’s goal was assisted by Scoley Dow and Damian Bourne. At 10:14 both Nicolas Hague and Jonne Tammela received 5-minute majors for fighting. Jacob Moverare was booked 16 seconds later for closing hand on the puck. The Petes would tie it back up, 2-2 with the goal from Logan DeNoble at 11:45, off an assit from Kyle Jenkins and Matthew Timms. 58 seconds later, Peterborough buried another one to take the lead off a shot from Brandon Prophet, assisted by Tyler Rollo and Jonathan Ang to increase their lead 3-2. At 19:23 Kyle Jenkins scored the eventual game winning goal, assisted by Matthew Timms and Semyon Der-Arguchintsev.
The final frame saw both teams trading shots, and at 9:20 Jenkins scored an insurance goal, his sixth of the season. Peterborough’s fifth and final goal of the night was assisted by Matthew Timms and Steve Lorentz. Mississauga fans got another chance to get to their feet though, as Saarijarvi fired off another rocket from the blue line that Brendan Harrogate was able to redirect into the net. Moverare would pick up his second assist of the night.
The Steelheads will hit the road this weekend to take on the Ottawa 67’s on Sunday, December 4th at 2:00pm. You can catch this game, and all away games on Rogers TV. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, @OHLSteelheads to stay caught up on all things Steelheads.