Generals Dominate Petes en Route to Sixth Straight Victory
Oshawa, Ont., - In an always hotly contested matchup, the Oshawa Generals won their sixth straight game, defeating rival Peterborough Petes 6-3.
The Generals wasted no time in the first period, opening the scoring just after the 10-minute mark, with Colorado first-rounder Oskar Olausson tipping home a Ty Tullio pass.
Spoiler alert, Olausson has arrived.
That would be the only goal in the first period, despite an onslaught of Generals offence, pouring on 14 shots in the 20-minute frame. The Petes could only muster four shots of their own towards starter Zachary Paputsakis.
As expected, the Petes came out hard in the second period, creating pressure of their own in what felt like a must-have tying goal. After a big save by Tye Austin at one end, the Petes collapsed the Generals net and found their opening goal in the game, off the stick of star playmaker Emmett Sproule.
After what felt like a swing in momentum, Oshawa's forwards reminded the capacity 500 crowd in the Tribute Communities Centre who the better team was. In just under three minutes, the Generals would score two more goals, the 11th of the season from Stuart Rolofs and 21st from captain Ty Tullio.
The second period ended with the home team up 3-1 and the shots 27-17 in favour of the Gens.
In the final frame, the Petes again came out flying, making it a one-goal game in just two minutes of play, off the stick of Sam Alfano. Just like in the second period, the Gens drove home the fact they were winning this game.
Oskar Olausson would score two more, one from a laser wrist shot frome the slot, and another into the empty net. This was his first multi-goal game since arriving in Oshawa, and his second career OHL hattrick.
The visitors would respond with less than two minutes remaining to make it 5-3, before Ryan Stepien iced the victory with his 19th going into the empty net.
With the victory, the Generals continue their utter dominance against the Petes at home, with an astounding 41-8-2 record since 2010 at the Tribute Communities Centre.
The win also gives the Generals points 48 and 49 on the season, good for 5th in the Eastern Conference. The three stars were also a Generals sweep with Oskar Olausson the first star (3G), Ty Tullio the second (1G, 2A) and Zachary Paputsakis the 3rd (26/29 SVs)
Oshawa returns to the ice on Friday, February 18th against the 10th place Niagara IceDogs, puck drop scheduled for 7:35.
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