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Gens keep on winning

By Chris Jones/The Oshawa Express

The Generals were certainly feeling thankful this weekend after expanding their season starting win streak to nine games.

Things were looking bleak for the Gens heading into the third period of their game against the Sudbury Wolves after giving up two goals in the first and one in the second period, putting Oshawa down 3-0.

Staring down the barrel of their first loss of the season, the Gens began the comeback on the stick of Allan McShane with a shot from the blue line.

Nico Gross quickly followed up with a one-timer off a pass from Oliver Suni.

After circling behind the net, McShane was able to find the stick of Brett Neumann, who fired one past Wolves goaltender Christian Purboo to tie the game.

However, Jack Thompson then scored for Sudbury to take the lead once again,  putting the Gens down 4-3.

After taking a pass two-on-one from captain Kyle MacLean, Neumann put one past Purboo as his feet left the ice, to once again tie the game.

With the clock ticking down, and overtime looking inevitable, Ty Tullio took a hold of a pass from Giovanni Vallati, and rifled it into the back of the Sudbury net to hand the Gens a come-from-behind 5-4 victory.

Despite being outshot 35-24, the Gens went 3-for-6 on the powerplay, and were awarded one star of the game.

After scoring a goal and an assist, McShane was named the second star of the game.

In earlier action, the Gens were in North Bay taking on the Battalion.

The Battalion came out of the gate hard, scoring in the first few minutes of the game.

Down 1-0, Dawson McKinney saw his chance to score his first goal of the season when he tipped a shot from Daniel Michaud past goaltender Christian Cicigoi.

North Bay would add one more in the period, with the Gens trailing 2-1 at the end of the first.

The Gens quickly took control in the second period, beginning with MacLean firing it in after a backhanded pass from Danil Antropov in front of the net.

Now tied, Suni put pressure on Cicigoi, forcing one past him to take the lead.

With the lead in hand, the Generals continued to put on pressure when Neumann took a cross-ice pass from MacLean, and rifled it to further add to the lead.

North Bay would add one more, making it 4-3 heading into the third period.

Five minutes into the final frame, McKinney took a hold of the puck once again, and stick-handled his way into his second goal of the game, making it 5-3.

With the Battalion scoring one more, the final score of the game was 5-4 for the Gens.

Oshawa was outshot 37-35, and went 1-for-2 on the powerplay while taking home two stars of the game.

McKinney was the first star after scoring two goals, and MacLean was the third star after scoring once and getting an assist.

With a nine game winning streak in hand, the Generals come home to play the Sarnia Sting on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:35 p.m.