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Gens win season opener on the road

Rookie scores first goal as a General

By Chris Jones/The Oshawa Express

The Generals season has opened with a bang on the road as they took their road opener against the Kingston Frontenacs.

The Gens were off to a quick start, as it took just over two minutes for them to break the scoreless tie.

After playing some tic-tac-toe in front of the Kingston net, Nico Gross took a shot from the blue line, only for Danil Antropov to back hand the puck past goaltender Brendan Bonello off the rebound, giving the Generals the early lead.

Dawson Baker would quickly tie the  game back up, but the Gens would quickly respond.

Newly acquired left winger Daniel Walker broke the tie when he took a pass from Cole Resnick in front of the net. He then nonchalantly flipped the puck in the back of the net.

The first period ended with the Generals leading 2-1.

In the second period, already leading, the Gens were putting pressure on Bonello early.

After moving the puck around the net, rookie and first round draft pick Brett Harrison made himself heard with the first goal of his rookie career.

With Harrison’s goal, the Gens went into the third period leading 3-1.

In the third, Allan McShane managed to get the puck through the Kingston defence and into the corner.

Placing himself well, Ty Tullio was there to take a wild pass from McShane in front of the net to give the Gens a 4-1 lead.

The Gens hung on to the lead and took the victory.

They outshot their opponents 40-26, and took home two of the three stars of the game.

Antropov was named the first star after scoring the first goal of the season, and Walker was the second star after scoring a goal and an assist.

The Gens play their next game on the road against the Niagara IceDogs on Thursday, Sept. 26.

The first home game is on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 6:05 p.m., preceeded the first ever Street Fest.