By Chris Jones/The Oshawa Express
The Oshawa Generals were victorious over their last two preseason games last weekend.
The game, which was hosted at the Ajax Community Centre, is the third of the preseason. Heading into the game, the Gens had scraped together one win, and one shootout loss so far.
Hitting the ice in the first period, the Gens generated a power play two minutes into the game. They capitalized with a goal from centre Nick Wong, assisted by Domenico Commisso and Mitchell Brewer.
With assists from Danil Antropov and Sean Allen, a rocket by defenseman Ian Blacker beat Steelheads goalie Matthew Dunsmoor and gave the Gens a 2-0 lead.
The Steelheads recovered though with a goal from centre Keean Washkurak pulling them to within one.
The first period ended with a score of 2-1 for the Gens.
The Steelheads came out strong in the second, quickly scoring in the second to tie the game.
After killing off a penalty, the Gens weren’t able to take advantage of a man advantage and gave up a shorthanded goal to Washkurak, his second of the game, giving Mississauga a 3-2 lead.
However, the Gens recovered and scored with five minutes remaining in the period. The goal, scored by winger Cole Resnick, tied the game at 3-3.
Coming into the third, the Gens were quick to take advantage with a goal by left winger Eric Henderson giving them a 4-3 lead. Sean Allen and Ty Tullio received assists on the goal.
Defenseman William Ennis then added to the lead with his first goal of the preseason, giving the Gens a 5-3 lead. He was assisted by Allan McShane and Commisso.
From there scoring chances were exchanged on both sides, but in the end the Gens came out victorious with a final score of 5-3.
The Gens then took on the rival Peterborough Petes on Sept. 16, emerging with a 4-1 victory.
Both teams came out fighting as there were multiple chances on either side of the ice, but it wasn’t until just after a power play six minutes into the game the Gens were able to break open the scoring.
Winger Nando Eggenberger hit the top corner to give the Gens the lead. He was assisted by Ty Tullio and Dylan Robinson.
After playing hard and generating multiple chances, the Gens finished the first period 1-0 over the Petes.
Just over a minute into the second, defenceman Joseph Rupoli, with assists from Eric Henderson and Robinson, gave the Gens a 2-0 lead.
After receiving a crosschecking penalty, Wong broke the puck free and gave it to Tullio, who would then score his first goal of the preseason to give the Gens a 3-0 lead.
The second period would come to a close shortly after Robinson would get one past the Petes goaltender, Hunter Jones, to give the Gens a 4-0 lead.
The third would start with some fireworks as both teams received roughing calls in under three minutes. However, neither team would score off of the four-on-four, and both teams would go back to even strength.
However, the Gens received another penalty for roughing, and the Petes were ready to take advantage. They scored their only goal of the game.
The Gens would receive another couple of penalties for roughing, but would not allow another goal. The final score was 4-1 for the Gens.