By Ottawa Sun
The 67’s season hit another new low with a 5-2 loss to the OHL cellar-dwelling Petes in Peterborough Thursday night.
Only Steven Janes and Cody Ceci were able to score for the 67’s (6-13-0-2) as their losing streak reached five games.
The Petes (5-14-2-1) were bolstered by the return of Nick Ritchie, who scored a hat trick in his first game back from a separated shoulder.
Stephen Nosad and Slater Koekkoek also beat Ottawa starter Clint Windsor, who has surrendered 10 goals in two losses since being acquired from Mississauga as part of a roster shakeup on Monday.
Windsor turned back the Petes early before Ritchie scored two late goals in the first period, where the 67’s were outshot 15-4 (39-34 in total).
Janes cut the deficit in half on a late second-period power play before Nosad and Ritchie countered early in the third. Ceci scored eight minutes into the third, but Koekkoek restored the lead just three minutes later.
The 67’s return home for three games in four days at Scotiabank Place, including a pair of 2 p.m. matinees this weekend.
The Niagara IceDogs are in town Saturday, while Sunday’s visit by the Plymouth Whalers coincides with the 67’s 12th annual Teddy Bear Toss in support of deserving children in the capital region. The homestand wraps up Tuesday (7 p.m.) vs. the Kingston Frontenacs.