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Gens look to add to win streak

The Generals went into Sunday’s game looking to continue season long winning streak

By Chris Jones/The Oshawa Express

The Gens have started off the season on a hot streak, and looked to maintain their winning ways at home on Sunday.

Playing the Saginaw Spirit, the Gens started the game slow, falling behind 1-0 after the first period.

But it didn’t take the Gens long to find the back of the net in the second.

Brett Neumann intercepted a pass in the offensive zone, deked a Saginaw defender, and backhanded it past Tristan Lennox in net to tie it up.

After Saginaw took back the lead, Nico Gross took control when he took a wrist shot after taking a pass from rookie Brett Harrison to tie the game.

With the game all tied up heading into the third period, veteran Serron Noel picked up a rebound from Allan McShane, and fired a wrist shot past Lennox to take the lead.

Later on the powerplay, Neumann passed to Noel, who deflected the puck into the net for his second goal of the night.

Saginaw would add one more before the game ended, and the Gens took home the 4-3 victory.

Oshawa was outshot by Saginaw 38-28, and went 2-for-6 on the powerplay.

The Gens earned all three stars of the game, with Noel getting the first star after scoring twice, goalie Andrew MacLean took the second star after stopping 35 of 38 shots, and captain Kyle MacLean was the third star after a strong defensive performance.

In earlier action, the Gens took on the Hamilton Bulldogs on the road.

It took a few minutes for either team to find the back of the net, but Ty Tullio broke through for the Gens. After some tic-tac-toe, Tullio found the puck, and then found a hole on the stick-side of goaltender Marco Costantini.

Yet, Hamilton recovered and scored two goals, making it 2-1 at the end the first period.

With the clock ticking down in the second, neither team was able to break through.

But, with a rush up the right, Noel took a pass from McShane, which he then proceeded to flip over the head of Constantini.

With the game tied heading into the third period, Ryan Winterton took the lead back for Hamilton.

But, the Generals were not ready to say die, as Tye McSorley flicked a rebound past Constantini to tie the game.

Just under two-and-a-half minutes later, William Ennis took his time before finding a hole and casually landing a wrist shot to take the lead.

Tullio then took a cross-ice pass from Noel before putting it in the net for his fifth of the season.

Danil Antropov would add one more before time was up, handing Oshawa a 6-3 victory.

Oshawa outshot the Bulldogs 28-26 while going 1-for-3 on the powerplay.

The Gens also took home two of the three stars of the game, with Tullio being awarded the first star after scoring twice, and Noel getting the second star after scoring a goal and two assists.

The Gens were at home on Friday, Oct. 4, taking on the North Bay Battalion.

Oshawa gave the home crowd a show as they won 5-1, with Gross netting a hat trick.

The Generals have now won their first seven games of the season, and look to continue that streak against the Battalion on Thursday, Oct. 10 in North Bay.