Peterborough Petes to take on Mississauga Steelheads in Eastern Conference Final

First two games on April 20 and 22 in best-of-seven series are in Peterborough

Steve Lorentz (pictured) and Jonathan Ang both scored twice to help the Petes defeat the Kingston Frontenacs 6-2 in Kingston on April 13. The Petes now advance to the OHL conference final for the first time since 2006. (Photo: Tyler Penney / Peterborough Petes)
Steve Lorentz (pictured) and Jonathan Ang both scored twice to help the Petes defeat the Kingston Frontenacs 6-2 in Kingston on April 13. The Petes now advance to the OHL conference final for the first time since 2006. (Photo: Tyler Penney / Peterborough Petes)

The Peterborough Petes will play the Mississauga Steelheads in the Eastern Conference Final, after the Steelheads eliminated the Oshawa Generals yesterday (April 15) in five games to advance to the final.

The two teams will vie for the Bobby Orr Trophy with the first game in the best-of-seven series on Thursday, April 20th at 7:05 p.m. at the Peterborough Memorial Centre. The Eastern Conference Champion receives the Bobby Orr Trophy named in honour of the Hockey Hall of Fame member who played four OHL seasons with the Oshawa Generals from 1962-66.

The Petes won three of their four games against the Steelheads during the regular season, with the Steelheads taking the last game on February 24 in a 10-1 blowout. This is the Steelheads first appearance in the Eastern Conference final in the club’s five-year history. The last time the Petes were in the final was in 2006.

Here’s the schedule for all the games:

Game One Thursday, April 20 at 7:05 p.m. Peterborough Memorial Centre
Game Two Saturday, April 22 at 7:05 p.m. Peterborough Memorial Centre
Game Three Monday, April 24 at 7 p.m. Hershey Centre
Game Four Wednesday, April 26 at 7 p.m. Hershey Centre
*Game Five Thursday, April 27 at 7:05 p.m. Peterborough Memorial Centre
*Game Six Sunday, April 30 at 2 p.m. Hershey Centre
*Game Seven Monday, May 1 at 7:05 p.m. Peterborough Memorial Centre

* If necessary

All game times are subject to change based on broadcast requirements.

Playoff tickets for home games one and two are now available by visiting the PMC Collins Barrow Box Office online. Tickets are available online only until after the Easter long weekend; if you want to buy tickets in person or by phone at 705-743-3561 you’ll have to wait until Tuesday, April 18th at 9:30 a.m.

Season ticket holders must contact the Petes or the Collins Barrow Box Office by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19th to secure their tickets for the Eastern Conference Final.

For more information on the Petes, visit gopetesgo.com.

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