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Gens win big in overtime

By Chris Jones/The Oshawa Express

It was a rare afternoon game for the Generals as they were at home taking on the Hamilton Bulldogs on Sunday.

The scoring started quickly, with defenseman Mitchell Brewer tallying his first of the season from the blueline for Oshawa, giving them an early lead.

A little more than three minutes later, Ty Tullio found himself in front of the net, where he took a pass from along the boards, and flipped it in, doubling the Gens lead.

However, with the clock winding down in the period, Payton Vescio cut the Gens lead in half when he scored for Hamilton.

It didn’t take long in the second for the Gens lead to disappear, as Arthur Kaliyev added one more for the Bulldogs.

While both teams would have good chances to take the lead over the rest of regulation, neither team would find the back of the net, and overtime became the solution.

The game winner came off the stick of the Gens captain Kyle MacLean when he took a pass from Allan McShane in front of the net, handing the Gens the 3-2 victory.

While both teams were perfect on the penalty kill, the Gens outshot their opponent 37-34, and took home the first two stars of the game.

McShane (three assists), and Philip Tomasino (two assists) were given the honours.

In earlier action, the Gens were in Peterborough taking on the rival Petes, and the scoring began right off the bat, as Max Grondin scored for the Petes.

Only 40 seconds later, the Gens found themselves on the receiving end of a power play opportunity as Mason McTavish scored for the Petes.

However, Tullio then found himself in front of an open net, as Petes goaltender Hunter Jones had attempted to retrieve the puck from behind the net. After an interception by McShane, Tullio fired one into the empty net to cut the lead in half.

However, that would be all the Gens could muster as they allowed two more goals to the Petes’ Nick Robertson, handing them a 4-1 loss.

The Gens were stymied as they were outshot 29-22, never reaching double digits in shots throughout the game, while also failing to score on five power play attempts.

Tullio received the third star of the game after scoring the only goal for Oshawa.

However, the night before the Petes were in Oshawa, where the Gens won 7-2.

The Gens outshot the Petes 37-30, and went two-for-five on the power play, while taking home all three stars of the game.

From first to third, Tomasino (two goals and an assist), MacLean (two goals), and goaltender Jordan Kooy (28-for-30 saves) took home the honours.

The Gens will continue their five game homestand against the Sudbury Wolves on Friday, Feb. 7 at 7:35 p.m. at the Tribute Communities Centre.