The Peterborough Petes held a throwback night to mark the team’s inaugural game on November 8th, 1956. That game was played against the St. Catharines Tee Pees, so fittingly the Niagara Ice Dogs came to town to help mark the occasion exactly 60 years later.
The East Division appears to be wide open this season.
Technically the Barrie Colts have already beaten the Niagara IceDogs over the course of a series this year, winning the season series 4-2. But this is a different Niagara team than the one the Colts saw six times throughout the regular campaign. (Photos: Terry Wilson and Aaron Bell / OHL Images)
The Colts and Troops combined for 53 goals over the season series, which Barrie 4-1-0-1 and each team won a shootout and a blowout. So even though they might be tired from lengthy first round series, it’s not going to take long for things to heat up.
The Mississauga Steelheads were a picture perfect example of their namesake in their first round OHL playoff series. They were supposed to be an easy catch for the Barrie Colts, but ended up giving them a real struggle. The Eastern Conference’s number two team needed all seven games to reel in its opponent. (Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images)
As we expected in our first round preview of this series, it was incredibly close and Mike Amadio (LA) was a difference maker. North Bay ended up outlasting Peterborough over seven games, wrapping up the series with a 4-1 win at the Memorial Gardens, in front of 3,810. (Photo: Terry Wilson / OHL Images)
The mid-table race in the OHL’s Eastern Conference was about as tight as it could possibly be and this series, based on what’s happened in recent regular season games between Peterborough and North Bay, will be no different.