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The Niagara IceDogs fell to the visiting Peterborough Petes 5-4 Saturday at Jack Gatecliff Arena.
The first period saw the IceDogs get off to a quick start, as Carter Verhaeghe opened the scoring on the powerplay only 1:45 in to give the IceDogs a 1-0 lead. Peterborough answered back just before the midway point of the period, tying things up at 1-1. The Petes added two more to take a 3-1 lead into the first intermission.
The IceDogs cut the deficit to one only 2:19 into the second, as Brendan Perlini scored to make it 3-2. Peterborough restored their two-goal lead, making it 4-2 after a long video review led to the goal being awarded. Verhaeghe used a great individual effort to pick up his second goal of the night to make it 4-3.
The IceDogs tied it on Perlini’s second of the night five minutes in. Four minutes later Peterborough scored the winner.
1. NIAG C. Verhaeghe, (9) (S. Shipley, J. Graham), 1:45 (PP)
1. PBO B. Devlin, (3) (N. Czinder), 9:38
1. PBO B. Findlay, (11) (J. Tanus, B. Devlin), 10:03
1. PBO D. Mathers, (6) (S. Pierog, J. Maguire), 13:22
2. NIAG B. Perlini, (3) (R. Strome, T. Mort), 2:19
2. PBO N. Czinder, (6) (J. Tanus), 4:35
2. NIAG C. Verhaeghe, (10) (J. Maletta, M. Fitzmorris), 11:18
3. NIAG B. Perlini, (4) (B. Ritchie, R. Strome), 5:14
3. PBO J. Tanus, (8) (B. Findlay), 8:52