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Gens stymied by Knights defense

Oshawa hits a wall against London, unable to capitalize on numerous chances

By Chris Jones/The Oshawa Express

Despite being on top of the east, the Generals were stonewalled by the London Knights.

Having won three of their last five games, and being first in the Eastern Conference, the Generals went into Sunday’s game against the Knights hoping to continue winning.

However, despite outshooting their opponents 29-28, the Gens were unable to break the wall which was London goaltender Dylan Myskiw.

After already being down a goal in the first, the Gens lone goal of the game came off the stick of Ty Tullio when he picked up a rebound in front of a sprawled out Myskiw, tying the game.

However, the Knights were quick to recover, adding one more in the first to make it 2-1 when Luke Evangelista found the back of the net.

The Knights would add three more the finish the game with a 5-1 victory.

In earlier action, the Gens’ game against the Kingston Frontenacs was a much different story, where Oshawa was on the other side of a 5-1 score.

Oshawa hit the ice hard, outshooting the Fronts 19-7 in the first period.

The scoring started off the stick of Nico Gross when he completed a game of tic-tac-toe with a powerful one-timer to open the scoring.

Just under 10 minutes later, Brett Neumann rifled an attempted dump by Kingston defender Lucas Peric into the back of the net.

Kingston would score their lone goal of the game when Lucas Rowe put one past Zachary Paputsakis to make the score 2-1.

After no goals were scored in the second frame, the Gens were quick to solidify their lead, taking just over a minute to add another goal when Jacob Winterton took a pass from behind the net, and found a hole in front of him.

Tullio would then bury a cross-ice pass in front of an empty net, with goaltender Ryan Dugas and the Kingston defense frozen on the other side of the net.

Finally, the Gens added one more when Oliver Suni intercepted a pass behind the net, shuffled the puck on the backhand to Allan McShane, who then found the back of the net, to hand the Gens a 5-1 victory.

All three stars of the game were handed to the Gens, with Neumann, McShane, and Tullio being recognized for their play.

Oshawa dominated play, as they outshot Kingston 46-29, and went 4-for-7 on the powerplay.

The Generals hit the ice again on Friday, Nov. 8, in Ottawa against the 67’s, and return home to take on Kitchener once again on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 6:05 p.m.