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Gens lose season opener in Kingston

By Chris Jones/The Oshawa Express

The Oshawa Generals opened their season on the road on Sept. 21 with a loss to the Kingston Frontenacs.

With a final score of 5-2, the Gens outshot the Frontenacs 29-24, but still came out with the loss.

The Gens two goals belonged to Serron Noel, who was unassisted, and Domenico Commisso, who was assisted by Allan McShane and Giovanni Vallati on a powerplay. Both goals came in the second period.

The first period was relatively quiet with the Frontenacs’ Brett Neumann scoring the lone goal of the period.

The second, however, was when things began to come apart. The Gens allowed three goals in the second, while scoring two themselves, ending the period down 4-2.

Things settled down in the third when the only goal scored was by Kingston’s Ian Derungs on an empty net.

The story of the game was penalties, as the Gens took seven penalties throughout the game, amassing a total of 17 penalty minutes. Five of those were for a fighting major towards the end of the game, but 10 of those were from slashing penalties.

The Generals also took five penalties before the Frontenacs took even one.

Oshawa returns to action on Thursday, Sept. 27 on the road against North Bay. After a stop in Sudbury on Sept. 28, the Gens will host their home opener on Sept. 30 against the Battalion.