Overview of the O: Peterborough trades, Goal of the Year Candidate, and Matthew Struthers returns

The Peterborough Petes trade Chad Denault




On Wednesday, the Peterborough Petes exchanged forward Chad Denault for an OHL Priority Selection with the North Bay Battalion. The two Eastern Conference teams sit at opposite ends of the standings with the Petes sitting at the top. The Priority Selection is North Bay’s fifteenth round pick in the 2024 OHL Priority Selection which can “improve based on Chad achieving personal accomplishments this season.” A change in the lineup may help the 10th place Battalion, and the new addition will have time to adjust as their next game is Sunday, December 8 at 2 p.m.


The San Jose Sharks name Zach Gallant their Prospect of the Week




The Erie Otters played the Peterborough Petes on Saturday with the Petes winning 3 – 1. Zach Gallant scored the game winning goal which is getting attention from many people that it may be a possible goal of the year candidate. His goal was scored while he was “sitting” on the ice, somehow stickhandling the puck, getting the goalie to move and putting the puck in with one hand on the stick. Hard to picture it, but seeing it is quite amazing.


Matthew Struthers returns to the Owen Sound Attack 




After two years, forward Matthew Struthers makes his way back to the Owen Sound Attack and to top it off he scored the overtime winner in his first game back. On Monday, the North Bay Battalion traded Struthers for three draft picks, and two days later he had his first game back with the team. On Wednesday night, the Attack beat the Niagara Ice Dogs in overtime 6 – 5 while on the power play. The Attack are 10th overall for powerplay goals in the league with an average of 22.8% right behind the Oshawa Generals who have an average of 23.4%.