Kawartha Komets Shut Down Petes in Exhibition Games Supporting Local Special Needs Hockey
Komets surpass fundraising goal of $6,000 while winning three of four games
(Peterborough, ON) – The Kawartha Komets showed off their hockey skills on Sunday afternoon at the Peterborough Memorial Centre, beating the OHL’s Eastern Conference-leading Petes in three out of four exhibition fundraising games.
Through donations made by fans, local partners, and other initiatives, the Komets surpassed their fundraising goal of $6,000, which will help the organization attend the KIP Friendship Hockey Tournament in Kitchener and host the Special Hockey International Tournament in Peterborough in March.
Highlights of the afternoon included injured Komet Jonathan Clark, who stepped up to offer his expertise as coach of the Petes along with veterans Josh Coyle and Tyler Rollo. The bench bosses, despite Clark’s wisdom, couldn’t stop the dominating performance of the Komets, who were lead by rookie Landon Montgomery on the ice.
Over 300 fans witnessed the game in person, and hundreds more tuned into a special Instagram Live broadcast hosted by Petes captain Brandon Prophet.
The Petes Community team gets back in action with a school visit to James Strath Public School on Tuesday morning, while the team gets ready for a road trip to Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, and North Bay this weekend.