The Peterborough Petes skated to a 3-1 win over the Niagara IceDogs in a rare Tuesday night home game at the Memorial Centre.
Francis Menard factored in on all 3 Petres goals while Slater Koekkoek recorded a goal and assist, Derek Mathers 2 assists, but the story of the game was rookie goaltender Michael Giugovaz and his 40 save performance.
The Petes opened the scoring on Francis Menard's 5th goal of the season 6:01 into the game. Assists went to Mathers and Pierog as the Petes held a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes of play.
Again, the Petes scored the lone goal of the second period when Slater Koekkoek joined the rush to finish off a passing play from Menard and Mathers at 16:05 and held a 2-0 lead after 40 minutes.
The IceDogs ruined Michael Giugovaz's shutout 4:41 into the third period on a goal by Steven Shipley, but the Petes restored their 2 goal lead on Jonatan Tanus's first OHL goal at 11:51 on the powerplay to make the final 3-1 for the Petes and give the maroon and white their first win of the season on home ice.
Next action for the Petes is Thursday night when they host the Kingston Frontenacs before heading on the road for the weekend in Owen Sound and Guelph to close out a 6 games in 11 days stretch that began last Thursday.