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Niagara's top-ranked power play strikes three times in win over Petes

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PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - Niagara's top-ranked power play scored three times to lead the IceDogs to a 5-2 win over the Peterborough Petes in Ontario Hockey League action Thursday.

Andrew Agozzino, Dougie Hamilton and David Pacan scored for Niagara on the power play. Myles Doan and Mitchell Theoret added even-strength goals as the Ice Dogs (16-11-3) pulled away late in what was largely an evenly matched game.

Lino Martschini and Andrew Yogan scored for the Petes (14-11-5), who are winless in six games.

Agozzino scored the only goal of the first period, finishing off a beautiful three-way passing play from Dougie and Freddie Hamilton.

Martschini tied the game six minutes into the second period, but Dougie Hamilton restored Niagara's lead just over four minutes later.

Yogan had a chance to tie it on a penalty shot five minutes later but was stopped by Mark Visentin. Yogan made his next chance count, scoring just two seconds to play in the second period.

Doan deflected Brock Beukeboom's point shot past Mike Morrison for the winner early in the third and the Ice Dogs added two insurance goals to secure the win.

Visentin made 25 saves, while Peterborough's Mike Morrison stopped 34 shots.

Niagara was 3-for-6 on the power play while Peterborough was 0-for-7.

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