The 67s start the season 0-2, losing their home opener to the Petes. Before the game, Vince Malette was honoured for his nine years with the 67s before becoming head coach of the Petes this year. More on Vinny in the Peterborough Examiner here and here and in the Lindsay This Week here.
Ottawa had no answer for the Ryder/Downie duo. Ryder was in on all 5 Peterborough goals with 4 goals and an assist on Downie's goal.
Other than that, I thought the 67s didn't play too badly, really. They just couldn't finish their chances.
Liscomb was still out serving his suspension that carried over from last year's playoffs. Kewin didn't play and Ribiero is out with mono. Ribiero was replaced by Cuma on left wing. That kid's good, no matter where he plays.
Don Brennon's write up of the game here: Hot Ryder runs all over 67's and he also wrote about the 67s new Assistant Coach Tim Higgins (oops!).
I know that Kingston and Peterborough are both good offensive teams, but 14 Goals Against in two games is rather excessive. I really wonder whether either of our goalies will be able to claim the number one job this year. Maybe Flueler can develop into a number one goalie for next year. He looked really nervous in the net last night -- late reactions to shots and then overplaying it; difficulty holding onto the puck once he made the save or not knowing what to do with it.