Six different London Knights scored goals as London doubled the Peterborough Petes 6-3 on Friday night at Budweiser Gardens.
The Knights put the first puck and first few minutes of sustained pressure on the Peterborough net, but the Petes managed to put the first puck into the net.
Tyler Rollo wristed in a rebound on a Jonathan Ang chance that was stopped by Tyler Parsons.
The Petes increased their lead just under four minutes later when a Nick Grima shot deflected into the Knight net. Grima was given credit for the goal and Peterborough led 2-0.
A Knights’ power play shifted momentum back their way, even though it didn’t technically produce a goal. With time ticking away in the man advantage, Robby Thomas secured a puck in behind the Petes’ net, pivoted and slid a pass in front to Cliff Pu and he snapped a shot just inside the post to the stick side of Peterborough goalie, Scott Smith for his second goal in his second game of the year. Before giving up the goal, Smith had stopped two London shots with his head.
The teams opened the second period taking brief turns on the man advantage. Tyler Parsons gave fans a glimpse of what he can do as he flashed out a right leg to stop Logan DeNoble on a cross-crease pass.
Parsons kept on making saves in the second. By the nine minute mark, he had made 11 saves and then just before the midpoint of the period, Parsons stoned Zach Gallant on a penalty shot.
All of those saves paved the way for London to score the tying goal on a power play at 10:51. Max Jones found Victor Mete sneaking in from the blue line and the Woodbridge native popped in his third of the season to make it 2-2.
Jones then set up Sam Miletic to put London in front as Jones drew Peterborough goalie out of his net and flipped a pass in front to his fellow Michiganian to make it 3-2.
The Knights’ Brandon Crawley picked a top corner for London’s second power play goal of the game at 18:34 and London went to the dressing room with a 4-2 lead.
Peterborough crept to within a goal early in the third on a Jonathan Ang wrist shot through a screen, but the Knights got that one back and then another to close out the scoring.
First Olli Juolevi took a puck from the right point of the Petes’ zone and back through a seam before wiring a wrist shot off the post and in. The Alex Formenton scored his second goal in as many games, tipping a Jacob Golden shot past Smith.
Max Jones ended his first game of the year with three assists. Brandon Crawley and Cliff Pu each had a goal and an assist and Robbie Thomas chipped in a pair of helpers. Thomas now has four points in five games this year.
The Knights outshot Peterborough 31-27 and have now picked up seven points out of eight in their last four games.
London travels to Windsor on Sunday to meet the 2017 Memorial Cup host Spitfires for the first time this season. Broadcast time on AM 980 and at player.AM980.ca is 1:30.