BELLEVILLE, Ont. - Ryan Spooner and Matt Puempel scored in a shootout as the Peterborough Petes beat the Belleville Bulls 4-3 in Ontario Hockey League action Wednesday.
Jason Missiaen made 38 saves for the Petes and stopped both Belleville shooters in the shootout. Pat Daley had a goal and an assist, while David Quesnele and Mike Lomas also scored in regulation for Peterborough (10-9-0).
Kyle DeCoste, Adam Payerl and Luke Judson scored for Belleville (6-11-2). Marc Cantin and Matthew Tipoff added two assists each.
The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.
— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres