PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - The Peterborough Petes started the season on the right foot with a 7-1 trouncing of the Niagara Ice Dogs in Ontario Hockey League action Thursday night.
Seven different players scored as Peterborough followed a scoreless first period with two in the second and five in the third.
Derek Mathers, Joey West, Lino Martschini and Alan Quine had a goal and assist for the Petes (1-0-0). Steven Trojanovic, Austin Watson and second overall draft pick Nick Ritchie also scored for Peterborough. Andrew D'Agostini made 23 saves for the win.
The Ice Dogs (0-1-0) were shorthanded, as seven players were still away at NHL training camps. Andrew Agozzini scored the lone goal for Niagara and had a chance to score again on a penalty shot with 1:56 to play but rattled the puck off the crossbar.
Peterborough outshot the Ice Dogs 40-24. They were 3-for-6 on the power play and added a shorthanded goal. Niagara went scoreless in five man advantages.