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Monahan, Graovac return to lift the 67's over the Petes

Friday, 12.14.2012 / 10:54 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Monahan, Graovac return to lift the 67's over the Petes

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - Sean Monahan and Tyler Graovac made an immediate impact after returning from Canada's world junior selection camp as the Ottawa 67's beat the visiting Peterborough Petes 5-2 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League play.

Monahan, who was also in the line up for the first time since receiving a 10-game suspension for an illegal hit, scored his 13th goal of the season for the 67's (9-23-3) while Graovac chipped in with two assists.

“It really helped with the guys back because they generate a lot of offence and we get a lot of goals with them,” said teammate Dante Salituro.

Salituro, Cody Ceci and Taylor Fielding each had a goal and an assist for Ottawa while Brendan Bell scored once.

Nick Ritchie and Francis Menard scored for the Petes (8-22-4), who now sit last in the OHL standings.

Clint Windsor made 32 saves for the win as Michael Giugovaz took the loss after allowing four goals on 21 shots before getting pulled early in the third period. Andrew D'Agostini stopped 9-of-10 shots in 14 minutes of relief.

Ottawa went 1 for 3 on the power play while Peterborough went 1 for 4.

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