Archive for the ‘Peterborough Petes News’ Category

The Peterborough Petes have acquired defender Brandon Prophet and prospect Tyler Rolo from the Barrie Colts in exchange for disgruntled defender Cam Lizotte and a draft pick. (more…)


The Peterborough Petes have completed a trade with the Saginaw Spirit that sees them land Paulsboro, New Jersey native Troy Henley. In exchange, the Spirit receive a 8th round selection in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection. (more…)

The Peterborough Petes have announced their acquisition of Sarnia Sting captain Daniel Nikandrov. In exchange the Sting receive two draft picks from the disappointing to date, Peterborough Petes. (more…)

The Barrie Colts acquired Stephen Nosad from the Barrie Colts. Nosad has been theBarrie subject of some disciplinary action recently as he and a teammate were intoxicated at a game they were both scratched for. The Petes problems lied within their leadership group and this move will certainly help them point the ship in the right direction. (more…)

The Peterborough Petes made a splash acquiring highly touted OA Nathan Pancel from thePeterborough Sudbury Wolves. The Wolves are known rebuilders, as are the Peterborough Petes but the Petes do have a shot to make a run for the playoffs and Nathan will certainly help fill Nick Ritchie’s void, at least when it comes to putting the puck in the net that is. Pancel, since being drafted in the 5th round by the Wolves in 2010, has put up 217 points in 249 games played throughout parts of 5 years all with the Sudbury Wolves.  (more…)

The Oshawa Generals have acquired Jr. B Guelph Hurricanes goaltender, Jason DaSilva Oshawafrom the Peterborough Petes, although the Generals don’t want to mention where he came from because the Petes and Generals do not usually like making trades together. DaSilva will continue in Jr. B until such time arises where the Generals feel they need to call him up. (more…)

SaultSteMarieThe Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds have acquired Nick Ritchie from the Peterborough Petes in exchange for two players and draft picks. Ritchie is a recent World Junior gold medalist and a Anaheim Ducks first round draft choice. It had become apparent his time in Peterborough was running out back in October when Ritchie was first made available. Ritchie is the most highly sought after player leading up to this Friday’s trade deadline.  (more…)

PeterboroughGreg Betzold and Stephen Nosad are facing discipline from the team as a result of being heavily intoxicated while at a game they were both not participating in. The incident occurred on Saturday November 15th when their Peterborough Petes hosted the Niagara IceDogs, a game they won 5-1. (more…)

Brought on by the Brandon Hope acquisition on Wednesday, the Niagara IceDogs and GM Marty Williamson Niagarahave told me the club will be assigning one of their now four goaltenders, Mackenzie Savard to either Newmarket or North York, tier II. I’m told North York is likely the better fit for the goaltender.

Brought on by the acquisition of goaltender Matthew Mancina from the Guelph Storm, the Peterborough Petes sent goaltender Jason Da Silva back to his home in Milton. Da Silva has since signed and suited up for the Guelph Hurricanes Jr. B.

BellevilleThe OHL announced today that Belleville Bulls captain Jake Marchment and Peterborough Petes winger Greg Betzold have each been suspended 15 games for their degrading comments made to separate females over the popular dating app ‘Tinder.’

Here’s the official statement from the league regarding the suspensions


The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Greg Betzold of the Peterborough Petes and Jake Marchment of the Belleville Bulls have each been suspended for 15 games.  These suspensions follow recent social networking activity that has come to the League’s attention.  This most inappropriate and concerning activity contravenes the League’s social networking policy and a number of other policies including Respect in Sport (Harassment and Abuse) and diversity.

The OHL takes issues related to respect, diversity and harassment very seriously.  The social networking conduct displayed by these players goes against what the League stands for and serves to highlight a sense of entitlement that we, Peterboroughas a League, have worked hard to try to eliminate.  We believe these suspensions, going forward, will reinforce to our players that all activity, be it in person, on the ice or online, must be in keeping with our policies.  These events further illustrate that the League and our teams must continually work with our players to ensure they understand and appreciate our social networking policy.  The League will also look to our current programs, outlined in our Players First Guide, to see where improvements may be made in terms of communications and respect for others.