PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - Jason Missiaen made 44 saves as the Peterborough Petes rallied in third period to snap a 13-game losing streak against Brampton, downing the Battalion 2-1 as both teams opened their Ontario Hockey League seasons.
The Petes were swept by Brampton in the opening round of last season's playoff and hadn't beaten the Battalion since Nov. 11, 2006.
Down 1-0 after two periods, the Petes' Brett Theberge tipped in Jamie Doornbosch's shot from the point to tie the game on the power play 10:08 into the third period.
Chris Buonomo crashed the net to bang in David Quesnele's rebound with 5:37 left as the Petes held on, despite being outshot 45-28.
"A win is a win when you've lost 13 games in a row against that hockey club," said Petes' coach Ken McRae. "We'll take what we can from that one and move on. It wasn't our greatest effort and there is plenty of room for improvement."
Sean Jones was the only Battalion to beat Missiaen, backhanding a Carrick rebound home 12:20 into the second period.
The Battalion were without Matt Duchene, Cody Hodgson and Evgeny Grachev, who are all at NHL training camps.
"It may sound silly, but sometimes when you lose games you still like how your team played," said Battalion coach and general manager Stan Butler.
"With the amount of young guys we had in the lineup I thought we played pretty hard to get 45 shots on net. You have to give (Peterborough) credit. They found a way to get the two back in the third period."
Patrick Killeen stopped 26 shots for Brampton in the loss.