PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - Greg Betzold scored twice Thursday to lead the Peterborough Petes to a 4-1 win over the Kingston Frontenacs in the Ontario Hockey League.
Nelson Armstrong and Stephen Nosad also scored for Peterborough (23-34-7), while Cody Alcock replied for Kingston (25-32-5).
Alcock opened the scoring for Kingston just 43 seconds in, banging home a loose puck at the edge of the crease. Armstrong then slid down from the point to take a pass and fire in a power-play goal at 18:53 to make it make 1-1 and Betzold scored 50 seconds later to give Peterborough a 2-1 lead at the intermission.
Nosad then came out of the penalty box and put in the rebound of a Connor Boland shot from the point with 1:28 remaining in the second period to make it a two-goal cushion for the Petes heading into the final period.
Peterborough killed off a two-man advantage with one player without a stick in the first half of the third and Kingston then had back-to-back breakaways while shorthanded that we stopped by D'Agostini.
Betzold then put the game away with power-play goal at 12:52.
Before the game, the crowd sang along to "The Hockey Song" in memory of Canadian singer-songwriter icon Stompin' Tom Connors, who died Wednesday at the age of 77.
Connors' memorial service will be held in Peterborough next week.