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Jan 5, 2007, 11:34 PM EST


OTTAWA (CP) - Tony Rizzi had two goals and an assist Friday night and Zach Harnden scored the shootout winner as the Peterborough Petes defeated the Ottawa 67's 5-4 in Ontario Hockey League action.

Brendan Taylor and Justin Caruana also scored for the Petes (16-22-2) who won for the first time in eight games. Jason Bailey had two goals for the 67's (16-17-3) with Julien Demers and Brett Liscomb adding singles.

The Petes were without Steve Downie (World Juniors) and Daniel Ryder (suspension) and the 118 points the two have combined on this season. Also, 14 of the 20 players that were dressed were 17-years old or younger.

"We showed a lot of character and a lot of will and competed real hard against a good team," said Petes coach and former 67's assistant coach Vince Malette.

"I like the way we bounced back and we overcame a lot of obstacles to win."

The 67's let a 4-2 third-period lead slip away and Caruana sent it to overtime scoring with just under six minutes to play in the third period.

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