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September 27, 2013 – Peterborough Petes at Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
PET #20 LW Ritchie, Nick (2014) – Nick had an excellent game tonight conistently creating scoring chances every single shift. He… made an excellent play right on the first shift of the game forcing a turnover and turning it into a scoring chance for his team. He has very intelligent positioning in the offensive zone opening himself up for passes and skating to where the puck is going instead of chasing the puck and the play. He displayed a cannon of a one-timer to score Peterborough’s first goal of the game. Nick then threw the puck out front to set up Peterborough’s second goal. He also created Peterbrough’s third goal making a great move one on one then fired a laser blocker side to score Peterborough’s third goal of the game. He also delivered a few solid hits in this game. All in all Nick was a decisive factor in Peterborough’s win and the best player on either side of the ice tonight.
PET #10 RC Cornel, Eric (2014) – Cornel possesses good positioning in the offensive zone and a very quick release on his shot to wire the puck top shelf for Peterborough’s second goal of the game. He is a smooth quick skater and uses it to hurry back defensively. He provided great pressure on the penalty kill. He created a few good plays on the rush utilizing his speed and skill.
PET #16 LW Lorentz, Steve (2014) – Steve worked hard and created a couple scoring chances including one where he beat the defenseman from the corner moving towards the front of the net.
PET #27 RD Spencer, Matthew (2015) – Matthew had a very up and down game tonight. He mishandled the puck a few times in the first period and generally looked very nervous. He made a great play on a two on one to break up a scoring chance after his defensive partner went way out of position. However he got walked pretty bad on a two on two turning it into a two on one in the slot. He struggled in battles despite his size. He also had a few issues with his positioning. He ended up being the hero with less than 10 minutes left in a tie game pinching off the point and banging home a rebound for the game winning goal helping his team complete the comeback.
KIT #20 RW Magyar, Nick (2014) – Nick showed good puck protection and cycled the puck well to help set up Kitchener’s second goal of the game. Although his skating really needs improvement he was able to elude a few players on the rush and carry the puck into the offensive zone making good decisions.
KIT #81 LD Sergeev, Dmitri (2014) – Dmitri showed a willingness to play physical against some of Peterborough’s bigger forwards tonight.
Scouts Notes: Kitchener opened up with a great start to this game. Brent Pedersen (Carolina) utilized excellent position in the slot to bang home the opening goal of the game. Matia Marcantuoni (Pittsburgh) then scored on a good one-timer to give Kitchener a 2-0 lead. Despite Kitchener then taking a 3-1 and 4-2 lead, Peterborough scored three goals afterwards to steal a 5-4 win from the Rangers. Ryan MacInnis (2014) wasn’t all that noticeable tonight, however he did use his size effectively to protect the puck. Darby Llewellyn (2014) was effective creating a few turnovers and utilizing his excellent hands to create a few chances.