It was a night of mistakes for the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors as they fell to the Peterborough Petes 5-2 Friday in Ontario Hockey League action.
"I think we're still struggling too much with turnovers and that really cost us tonight," Mississauga general manager/coach James Boyd said. "They took advantage of our mistakes and that was the difference tonight."
Austin Watson scored the game winner, while shorthanded, and added an assist to lead the Petes (9-5-3).
Peter Ceresnak and Matt Puempel also recorded a goal and an assist while Slater Koekkoek and Lino Martschini scored singles for the Petes.
For Mississauga (10-5-2), Derek Schoenmakers registered a goal and an assist while Riley Brace also scored.
Peterborough's Andrew D'Agostini stopped 29 shots while Majors rookie Spencer Martin turned aside 35 pucks in a losing cause.
The Majors, who went the entire game without committing a minor penalty, were shutout on seven power-play opportunities.
"Going 0-for-7 on the power play won't win you too many games in this league," Boyd said. "On the other side of the ledger, we were taking too many penalties early in the season, but I thought we weren't nearly aggressive enough tonight."
Elsewhere in the OHL, it was: Sarnia 6, Windsor 2; Plymouth 4, Barrie 1; Erie 3, Guelph 2 (SO); Sault Ste. Marie 3, Kingston 1; Kitchener 4 Niagara 3; London 4, Brampton 2; Ottawa 5, Owen Sound 1 and Sudbury 6, Oshawa 4.
At Mississauaga, Ont., Brace opened the scoring 2:29 into the game to give the Majors a 1-0 lead.
The game would stay 1-0 until 1:38 of the second period when Koekkoek tied it for Peterborough.
The Petes would take their first lead of the game when Martschini scored at 14:57 but Schoenmaker scored late in the period for the Majors to head into the second intermission tied at two.
Watson scored shorthanded just 3:13 into the third period to regain the lead for Peterborough and goals from Ceresnak and Puempel rounded out the 5-2 win for the Petes.
Sting 6 Spitfires 2
At Sarnia, Ont., Craig Duinick scored a goal and an assist to lead the Sting (12-2-3) over Windsor (8-10-2).
Whalers 4 Colts 1
At Plymouth, Mich., Jamie Devane led the way with a goal and two assists as the Whalers (9-6-2) beat Barrie (8-7-1).
Otters 3 Storm 2 (SO)
At Guelph, Ont., Derek Holden scored the shootout winner and Ramis Sadikov made 43 saves as Erie (3-12-0) defeated the Storm (7-4-3).
Greyhounds 3 Frontenacs 1
At Kingston, Ont., Ryan Sproul and Dylan Staples each had a goal and an assist as Sault Ste. Marie (11-7-0) beat the Frontenacs (2-12-3).
Rangers 4 Ice Dogs 3
At Kitchener, Ont., Radek Faksa had two goals to pace the Rangers (9-5-2) over Niagara (7-8-2).
Knights 4 Battalion 2
At London, Ont., Jared Knight and Matt Rupert each had two goals as the Knights (14-2-1) defeated Brampton (9-6-2).
67's 5 Attack 1
At Ottawa, Ont., Shane Prince scored twice on the power play to lead the 67's (11-3-2) over Owen Sound (8-9-2).
Wolves 6 Generals 4
At Sudbury, Ont., Michael Sgarbossa scored twice and Johan Mattsson made 36 saves as the Wolves (8-6-1) beat Oshawa (8-9-2).