PORT HOPE, ON – Panthers were back at home looking for their first win of the season on Saturday when they played host to the Amherstview Jets.
Special teams proved to be the difference maker in this one. Panthers killed off an early penalty when Carter Chadwick was called for Interference just three minutes into the game. From there, Port Hope would come back to score two powerplay goals in the first giving them a 2-0 lead after 20-minutes. The first goal came off the stick of Josh Sainthill, his first of three on the evening, and the second goal was courtesy of Isaac Langdon.
Teams exchanged multiple penalties in the first half of the second period, but it would be Langdon getting on the board a second time with a short-handed marker when Sidney Wakely was called for tripping. Carter McKee got the Jets on the board at 13:46 of the period to send them into the dressing room trailing 3-1.
The third period would mark several firsts for the Panthers. Noah Richard extended the lead 4-1 with his second of the season. Panthers would then net back-to-back powerplay goals thanks to Sainthill and Rose, who got his first of the season, and as a Panther. Sainthill would complete the hat-trick at 16:17 of the third period with the Jets pushing for one final powerplay goal from Aaron Curtis with just under two minutes remaining in the game.
Dominic Marquis earned the win in net after stopping 21 of 23 shots.
Panthers will rest on Sunday and are back in action on Monday night when they head to Frankford to faceoff against the Huskies. Puck drop is 6:50 PM.