The Peterborough Petes announced today that the team received commitments from its 2019 OHL Priority Selection picks Cole Patey from Utterson, and Josh Kavanagh from Hanmar.
Patey, a 2003-born right winger, was selected by the Petes in the sixth round, 113th overall in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection. The 5’10.5”, 173lbs Utterson native recorded 19 goals, 24 assists, and 43 points in 29 games with the North Central Minor Midget AAA Predators, according to a release from the team. He was named to Team Ontario for the 2019 Canada Winter Games, and played in the 2019 OHL Cup with the Predators. Patey led Team OMHA White in scoring and was the highest scoring Petes prospect in the 2019 OHL Gold Cup.
Kavanagh, meanwhile, a 2003-born defenceman, was selected by the Petes in the fifth round, 93rd overall in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection. In 18 games with the Sudbury Minor Midget AAA Wolves last season, Kavanagh registered 4 goals, 21 assists, and 25 points. The 5’11”, 161lbs Hanmer native was selected to represent the Northern Ontario Hockey Association at the 2019 OHL Cup and 2019 OHL Gold Cup.
“We are very pleased to announce that Josh and Cole have committed to playing in the OHL for the Petes,” said Petes General Manager, Mike Oke. “Both of these prospects are skilled, hardworking players that we expect to be valuable contributors for our team.”
If you want to catch Patey and the rest of the Petes in action, the team’s home opener is scheduled for Thursday, October 17 at 7:05 p.m. The 2019-20 Ontario Hockey League schedule will be released later this summer. Training camp will take place in late August.
The Peterborough Petes are the oldest continuously operating team in the Ontario Hockey League, having won nine OHL championships and one Memorial Cup championship over 63 years. The Petes have graduated over 180 players to the National Hockey League. For more information, visit www.gopetesgo.com and follow the Petes on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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